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Average Weather in Cricău Romania

In Cricău, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 80°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 90°F.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 23 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 80°F and low of 59°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 25 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 22°F and high of 34°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in CricăuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablewarmcoldcoolfreezingvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Cricău, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Cricău begins around June 13 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 15. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 15 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 13. On April 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in CricăuclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 277%Aug 277%Apr 545%Apr 545%Jun 1361%Jun 1361%Sep 1562%Sep 1562%clearmostly cloudyovercastmostly clearpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cricău varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from April 8 to September 6, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 2.

The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from September 6 to April 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 26.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 36% on June 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CricăuwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 236%Jun 236%Jan 2610%Jan 2610%Jan 113%Jan 113%Apr 823%Apr 823%Sep 623%Sep 623%rainsnowmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Cricău experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from March 6 to December 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from December 26 to March 6. The least rain falls around January 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Cricău does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in CricăusnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inJan 30.2 inJan 30.2 inJul 270.0 inJul 270.0 inNov 290.1 inNov 290.1 inFeb 250.1 inFeb 250.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Cricău varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:33 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 35 minutes later at 8:08 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:39 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 42 minutes later at 9:21 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cricău during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in CricăuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 165:33 AMJun 165:33 AM9:21 PMJun 269:21 PMJun 26Dec 104:39 PMDec 104:39 PM8:08 AMJan 18:08 AMJan 1Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Cricău, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 3% of 3% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in CricăuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 40%Mar 40%Jul 295%Jul 295%humidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Cricău experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from January 15 to May 2, with average wind speeds of more than 5.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from May 2 to January 15. The calmest day of the year is August 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in CricăuwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mph12 mphMar 176.8 mphMar 176.8 mphAug 114.6 mphAug 114.6 mphJan 155.7 mphJan 155.7 mphMay 25.7 mphMay 25.7 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cricău is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in CricăuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastwestnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 10 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 9, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 31 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 1.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cricău are 46.183 deg latitude, 23.567 deg longitude, and 1,066 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cricău contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,296 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,187 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,514 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,801 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cricău is covered by cropland (58%), grassland (22%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by trees (33%) and cropland (33%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and cropland (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cricău, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cricău.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cricău according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Cricău is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cricău and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sibiu International Airport (34%, 60 kilometers, southeast); Cluj-Napoca International Airport (29%, 68 kilometers, north); Târgu Mureș Transilvania Airport (26%, 72 kilometers, northeast); and Caransebeş Airport (11%, 133 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.