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.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cricău for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.
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 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
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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
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
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 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
The length of the day in Cricău varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, 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 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 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:39 PM on December 11, 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 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cricău is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cricău throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Cricău for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Cricău for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Cricău typically lasts for 6.3 months (191 days), from around April 11 to around October 19, rarely starting before March 20 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 2 or after November 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cricău should appear around April 14, only rarely appearing before April 3 or after April 29.
Growing Degree Days
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
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%).
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 3 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: Campia Turzii (56%, 43 kilometers, northeast); Sibiu International Airport (33%, 60 kilometers, southeast); and Caransebeş Airport (10%, 133 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .