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Average Weather in Luminiș Romania

In Luminiș, the summers are comfortable, 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 78°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Luminiș for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 21 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 78°F and low of 59°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 22 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 22°F and high of 33°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 LuminișJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
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.

Berlin, Pennsylvania, United States (4,899 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Luminiș (view comparison).

Clouds

In Luminiș, 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 Luminiș begins around June 13 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 22. On July 31, 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 22 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 13. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in LuminișclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3177%Jul 3177%Feb 2441%Feb 2441%Jun 1359%Jun 1359%Sep 2259%Sep 2259%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
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 Luminiș varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from April 14 to September 4, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on June 25.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from September 4 to April 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on January 23.

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 in Luminiș changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 21 to December 22. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on June 25.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.0 months, from December 22 to February 21. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on December 25.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LuminișsnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2535%Jun 2535%Jan 238%Jan 238%Dec 2212%Dec 2212%Apr 1421%Apr 1421%Sep 421%Sep 421%NowNowrainsnowmixed
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. Luminiș experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from March 16 to November 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 26, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 28 to March 16. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Luminiș experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from October 31 to March 27, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 10, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from March 27 to October 31. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in LuminișsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 inFeb 100.3 inFeb 100.3 inJul 210.0 inJul 210.0 inDec 160.3 inDec 160.3 inOct 310.1 inOct 310.1 inMar 270.1 inMar 270.1 inNowNow
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 Luminiș varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LuminișJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2015 hr, 52 minJun 2115 hr, 52 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 228 hr, 32 minDec 218 hr, 32 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 5:19 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 40 minutes later at 7:59 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:25 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 47 minutes later at 9:12 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Luminiș during 2020, starting in the spring on March 29, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LuminișJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:19 AMJun 155:19 AM9:12 PMJun 259:12 PMJun 25Dec 104:25 PMDec 104:25 PM7:59 AMJan 27:59 AMJan 2Mar 29DSTMar 29DSTDSTOct 25DSTOct 25daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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 Luminiș, 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 5% of 5% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in LuminișJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 250%Feb 250%Jul 289%Jul 289%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggy
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 Luminiș experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from November 23 to April 28, with average wind speeds of more than 5.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 28 to November 23. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in LuminișwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphFeb 56.9 mphFeb 56.9 mphAug 104.5 mphAug 104.5 mphNov 235.7 mphNov 235.7 mphApr 285.7 mphApr 285.7 mphNowNow
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 Luminiș varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 4.5 months, from April 13 to August 30, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 22. The wind is most often from the west for 7.4 months, from August 30 to April 13, with a peak percentage of 53% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in LuminișWNWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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 Luminiș 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 Luminiș for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Luminișbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.57.50.00.0NowNow 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 Luminiș for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in LuminișJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.65.60.00.0NowNow 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 Luminiș typically lasts for 6.4 months (197 days), from around April 9 to around October 23, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 30, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 11.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Luminișgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 950%Apr 950%Oct 2350%Oct 2390%Apr 3090%Apr 3090%Oct 590%Oct 510%Mar 1810%Mar 1810%Nov 1110%Nov 110%Dec 210%Dec 21Jul 17100%Jul 17100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoolcomfortablehot
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 Luminiș should appear around April 21, only rarely appearing before April 10 or after May 7.

Growing Degree Days

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 3.6 months, from May 3 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 6.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LuminișbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 86.6 kWhJul 86.6 kWhDec 241.3 kWhDec 241.3 kWhMay 35.6 kWhMay 35.6 kWhAug 225.6 kWhAug 225.6 kWhOct 302.3 kWhOct 302.3 kWhFeb 132.3 kWhFeb 132.3 kWhNowNow
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 Luminiș are 46.813 deg latitude, 26.453 deg longitude, and 1,188 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Luminiș contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,309 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,246 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,402 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,125 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Luminiș is covered by cropland (41%), artificial surfaces (27%), trees (20%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (43%) and cropland (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and cropland (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Luminiș, 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 Luminiș.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport (52%, 48 kilometers, southeast); Iași International Airport (19%, 98 kilometers, northeast); Suceava / Salcea Airport (20%, 98 kilometers, north); and Târgu Mureș Transilvania Airport (9%, 161 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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.