Average Weather in Vatra Moldova
In Vatra, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 82°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Vatra for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 22 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 82°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 21 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 21, with an average low of 24°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 Vatra, 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 Vatra begins around May 20 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 6. On August 3, 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 7.4 months, ending around May 20. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Vatra varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from April 6 to July 29, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on June 3.
The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from July 29 to April 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 27.
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 Vatra changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 8 to December 24. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 26% on June 3.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.5 months, from December 24 to February 8. 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. Vatra experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from March 4 to December 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from December 26 to March 4. The least rain falls around January 23, 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. Vatra experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 1 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 7.2 months, from March 26 to November 1. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Vatra varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 55 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, 42 minutes later at 7:51 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:15 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 49 minutes later at 9:04 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Vatra 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 Vatra, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Vatra experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 26 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 6.0 months, from April 25 to October 26. 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 Vatra varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.3 months, from April 3 to May 12 and for 1.4 months, from October 24 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 33% on May 8. The wind is most often from the north for 5.4 months, from May 12 to October 24 and for 3.9 months, from December 6 to April 3, with a peak percentage of 47% on August 12.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Vatra 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 Vatra for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid 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 Vatra 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 Vatra typically lasts for 6.9 months (210 days), from around March 31 to around October 28, rarely starting before March 12 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 18.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Vatra should appear around April 16, only rarely appearing before April 5 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 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 July 9, 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 23, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Vatra are 47.075 deg latitude, 28.737 deg longitude, and 384 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vatra contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 591 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 318 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,086 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,407 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vatra is covered by cropland (50%), water (13%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (50%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and trees (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vatra, 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 Vatra.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vatra 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 Vatra is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vatra and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kisinev (48%, 20 kilometers, east); Chişinău International Airport (43%, 22 kilometers, southeast); Iași International Airport (6%, 85 kilometers, west); and Aeroportul Internațional "Bălți-Leadoveni" (3.7%, 111 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .