Average Weather in Bugeac Moldova
In Bugeac, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 84°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Bugeac for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 23 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 84°F and low of 62°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 22 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 23°F and high of 33°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 Bugeac, 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 Bugeac begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around September 30. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 30 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 6. On February 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% 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 Bugeac varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.6 months, from May 10 to July 29, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on June 5.
The drier season lasts 9.4 months, from July 29 to May 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% 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 Bugeac changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 6 to December 26. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 26% on June 5.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.4 months, from December 26 to February 6. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 6% on January 16.
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. Bugeac experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from March 6 to December 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 17, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from December 25 to March 6. The least rain falls around January 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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. Bugeac experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 5 to March 21, 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 7.5 months, from March 21 to November 5. 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 Bugeac varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:12 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 36 minutes later at 7:48 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:18 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 43 minutes later at 9:01 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bugeac 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 Bugeac, 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 4% of 4% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Bugeac experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 3 to April 25, with average wind speeds of more than 9.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 25 to November 3. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bugeac varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 weeks, from April 11 to April 21 and for 1.7 weeks, from April 30 to May 12, with a peak percentage of 34% on May 8. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 weeks, from April 21 to April 30 and for 11 months, from May 12 to April 11, with a peak percentage of 33% on April 29.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bugeac 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 Bugeac for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to mid 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 Bugeac for hot-weather activities is from early 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 Bugeac typically lasts for 6.6 months (202 days), from around April 6 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 26, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bugeac should appear around April 16, only rarely appearing before April 3 or after May 1.
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 3.7 months, from May 2 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 31 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bugeac are 46.366 deg latitude, 28.663 deg longitude, and 358 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bugeac contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 364 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 314 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (646 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,391 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bugeac is covered by cropland (67%), grassland (11%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (12%), and within 50 miles by cropland (67%) and trees (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bugeac, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bugeac.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bugeac 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 Bugeac is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bugeac and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Chişinău International Airport (39%, 66 kilometers, north); Iași International Airport (16%, 120 kilometers, northwest); Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport (13%, 136 kilometers, west); Tulcea Airport (12%, 145 kilometers, south); Odessa International Airport (11%, 155 kilometers, east); and Boboc Air Base (8%, 184 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .