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Average Weather in Spanţov Romania

In Spanţov, the summers are warm 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 87°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 95°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Spanţov for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 26 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 87°F and low of 65°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 24 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 25°F and high of 37°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 SpanţovJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotfreezingfreezing
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Columbus, Ohio, United States (5,179 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Spanţov (view comparison).

Clouds

In Spanţov, 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 Spanţov begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around September 29. On July 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 29 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 6. On December 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in SpanţovclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2586%Jul 2586%Dec 1539%Dec 1539%Jun 663%Jun 663%Sep 2963%Sep 2963%clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudymostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 2.4 months, from May 5 to July 19, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 27% on June 13.

The drier season lasts 9.6 months, from July 19 to May 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on November 2.

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 27% on June 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SpanţovwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1327%Jun 1327%Nov 212%Nov 212%Jan 116%Jan 116%May 520%May 520%Jul 1920%Jul 1920%rainsnow
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. Spanţov experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Spanţov. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.

The least rain falls around February 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 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

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. Spanţov experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 9 to March 15, 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 8, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 15 to November 9. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in SpanţovsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 inJan 80.4 inJan 80.4 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inNov 90.1 inNov 90.1 inMar 150.1 inMar 150.1 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 Spanţov varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 30 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 5:28 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 19 minutes later at 7:48 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 26 minutes later at 9:00 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Spanţov 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in SpanţovJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:28 AMJun 155:28 AM9:00 PMJun 269:00 PMJun 26Dec 104:34 PMDec 104:34 PM7:48 AMJan 37:48 AMJan 3Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

Spanţov experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 7 to August 31, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 29, with muggy conditions 16% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is November 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in SpanţovmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 260%Nov 260%Jul 2916%Jul 2916%Jun 74%Jun 74%Aug 314%Aug 314%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Spanţov experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from November 8 to May 3, with average wind speeds of more than 8.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from May 3 to November 8. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in SpanţovwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphFeb 49.5 mphFeb 49.5 mphAug 36.8 mphAug 36.8 mphNov 88.2 mphNov 88.2 mphMay 38.2 mphMay 38.2 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 Spanţov varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.0 weeks, from April 18 to May 16 and for 2.1 months, from August 15 to October 17, with a peak percentage of 31% on August 20. The wind is most often from the west for 1.5 months, from May 16 to July 1 and for 6.0 months, from October 17 to April 18, with a peak percentage of 34% on June 14. The wind is most often from the north for 1.5 months, from July 1 to August 15, with a peak percentage of 34% on July 19.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in SpanţovWEWNEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Spanţov 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 Spanţov for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Spanţovbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.57.50.10.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Spanţov for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Spanţovbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.87.80.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Spanţov typically lasts for 7.3 months (223 days), from around March 26 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 27.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Spanţovgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 2650%Mar 2650%Nov 450%Nov 490%Apr 1390%Apr 1390%Oct 1890%Oct 1810%Mar 710%Mar 710%Nov 2710%Nov 270%Jan 200%Jan 20Jul 19100%Jul 19100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotcoldfrigid
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Spanţov should appear around April 2, only rarely appearing before March 15 or after April 21.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in SpanţovJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°FApr 289°FApr 289°FJun 11900°FJun 11900°FJul 201,800°FJul 201,800°FDec 313,541°FDec 313,541°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.5 months, from May 8 to August 23, 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 7.2 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 24, with an average of 1.4 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 Spanţov are 44.117 deg latitude, 26.783 deg longitude, and 39 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Spanţov contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 48 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (427 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,667 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Spanţov is covered by cropland (78%), within 10 miles by cropland (72%) and trees (12%), and within 50 miles by cropland (72%) and trees (15%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Spanţov, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Spanţov.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Spanţov 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 Spanţov is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Spanţov and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (28%, 69 kilometers, northwest); Ruse Airport (26%, 73 kilometers, southwest); Silistra Polkovnik Lambrinovo Airfield (23%, 80 kilometers, east); Boboc Air Base (12%, 123 kilometers, north); and Varna Airport (11%, 129 kilometers, southeast).

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.