Average Weather in Gârcov Romania
In Gârcov, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 89°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 97°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Gârcov for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 89°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 23 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 25°F and high of 38°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 Gârcov, 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 Gârcov begins around June 7 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around September 26. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 87% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 13% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 26 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around June 7. On December 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Gârcov varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.0 months, from May 7 to July 6, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on June 3.
The drier season lasts 10 months, from July 6 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on January 20.
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 32% on June 3.
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. Gârcov experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 12 months, from January 29 to January 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.7 weeks, from January 17 to January 29. The least rain falls around January 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Gârcov experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 9 to March 11, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 6, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 11 to November 9. The least snow falls around July 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Gârcov varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:38 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 7:55 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:44 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 23 minutes later at 9:07 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Gârcov 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
Gârcov experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 29 to September 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 24% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Gârcov experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 9 to May 1, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from May 1 to November 9. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Gârcov varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.0 months, from April 17 to May 17 and for 3.4 months, from July 24 to November 7, with a peak percentage of 43% on October 15. The wind is most often from the west for 2.2 months, from May 17 to July 24 and for 5.3 months, from November 7 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 45% on June 14.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Gârcov 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 times of year to visit Gârcov for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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 Gârcov for hot-weather activities is from late June to late 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 Gârcov typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around March 22 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 9, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Gârcov should appear around March 27, only rarely appearing before March 11 or after April 13.
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 3.3 months, from May 13 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gârcov are 43.767 deg latitude, 24.633 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gârcov is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 110 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (650 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,162 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gârcov is covered by cropland (69%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%), and within 50 miles by cropland (76%) and trees (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gârcov, 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 Gârcov.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gârcov 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 Gârcov is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gârcov and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dolna Mitropoliya Air Base (67%, 37 kilometers, south); Craiova Airport (19%, 86 kilometers, northwest); and Ruse Airport (14%, 106 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .