Average Weather in Călăraşi Moldova
In Călăraşi, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 81°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Călăraşi for warm-weather activities is from early June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 20 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 81°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 42°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 22°F and high of 32°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 Călăraşi, 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 Călăraşi begins around May 27 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around October 6. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around May 27. On February 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% 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 Călăraşi varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from April 8 to September 6, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on June 30.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from September 6 to April 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 24.
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 Călăraşi changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.9 months, from February 25 to December 22. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 28% on June 30.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.1 months, from December 22 to February 25. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on December 29.
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. Călăraşi experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 15 to December 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 20, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 17 to March 15. The least rain falls around January 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Călăraşi experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from October 29 to March 26, 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 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from March 26 to October 29. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Călăraşi varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 44 minutes later at 7:53 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:16 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 51 minutes later at 9:07 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Călăraşi 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
Călăraşi experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from June 14 to August 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 10% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 3, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Călăraşi experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 22 to April 27, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 27 to October 22. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Călăraşi varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 months, from April 2 to May 12 and for 1.9 months, from October 14 to December 10, with a peak percentage of 34% on November 13. The wind is most often from the north for 5.1 months, from May 12 to October 14 and for 3.7 months, from December 10 to April 2, with a peak percentage of 46% on August 12.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Călăraşi 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 Călăraşi for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to early September, with a peak score in the first 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 Călăraşi 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 Călăraşi typically lasts for 6.7 months (206 days), from around April 3 to around October 26, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 13.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Călăraşi should appear around April 19, only rarely appearing before April 7 or after May 3.
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 1 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 28, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 30 to February 16, 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 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Călăraşi are 47.254 deg latitude, 28.308 deg longitude, and 643 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Călăraşi contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 787 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 550 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,161 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,480 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Călăraşi is covered by cropland (63%), trees (18%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (56%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (62%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Călăraşi, 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 Călăraşi.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Călăraşi 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 Călăraşi is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Călăraşi and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Iași International Airport (40%, 53 kilometers, west); Kisinev (36%, 58 kilometers, southeast); and Aeroportul Internațional "Bălți-Leadoveni" (24%, 76 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .