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Average Weather in Alpu Turkey

In Alpu, the summers are warm and clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 87°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 95°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 87°F and low of 61°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 27 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 25°F and high of 39°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in AlpuhotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2439°FJan 2439°FAug 287°FAug 287°F25°F25°F61°F61°FJun 877°FJun 877°FSep 1877°FSep 1877°FNov 2749°FNov 2749°FMar 549°FMar 549°F53°F53°F51°F51°F32°F32°F30°F30°FNowNow
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 AlpuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmhotcomfortablefreezingfreezing
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.

Applewood, Colorado, United States (6,292 miles away) and Keyser, West Virginia, United States (5,411 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Alpu (view comparison).

Clouds

In Alpu, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Alpu begins around May 30 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around October 2. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 2 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around May 30. On December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AlpuclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 398%Aug 398%Dec 2544%Dec 2544%May 3070%May 3070%Oct 271%Oct 271%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly 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 Alpu varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from October 10 to June 22, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on December 22.

The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from June 22 to October 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on July 25.

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 21% on April 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AlpuwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 2222%Dec 2222%Jul 256%Jul 256%Oct 1014%Oct 1014%Jun 2214%Jun 2214%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. Alpu experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from September 14 to July 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 10, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from July 8 to September 14. The least rain falls around August 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in AlpurainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 inDec 101.3 inDec 101.3 inAug 50.3 inAug 50.3 inApr 161.3 inApr 161.3 inFeb 50.8 inFeb 50.8 inSep 140.5 inSep 140.5 inJul 80.5 inJul 80.5 inNowNow
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. Alpu experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from December 9 to March 3, 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 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from March 3 to December 9. The least snow falls around July 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in AlpusnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 in1.4 in1.4 inJan 80.3 inJan 80.3 inJul 270.0 inJul 270.0 inDec 90.1 inDec 90.1 inMar 30.1 inMar 30.1 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 Alpu varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in AlpuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2014 hr, 59 minJun 2114 hr, 59 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 21 minDec 219 hr, 21 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 5:27 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:17 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:31 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 57 minutes later at 8:28 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Alpu during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AlpuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:27 AMJun 145:27 AM8:28 PMJun 278:28 PMJun 27Dec 75:31 PMDec 75:31 PM8:17 AMJan 48:17 AMJan 4daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Alpu, 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 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AlpuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 70%Nov 70%Jul 271%Jul 271%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Alpu experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from January 15 to April 26, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from April 26 to January 15. The calmest day of the year is October 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AlpuwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphFeb 258.1 mphFeb 258.1 mphOct 196.2 mphOct 196.2 mphJan 157.2 mphJan 157.2 mphApr 267.2 mphApr 267.2 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 Alpu varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.2 months, from February 21 to March 27 and for 6.6 months, from April 20 to November 9, with a peak percentage of 75% on July 10. The wind is most often from the west for 3.4 weeks, from March 27 to April 20, with a peak percentage of 36% on April 10. The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 months, from November 9 to February 21, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AlpuSNWNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Alpu 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 Alpu for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Alpubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.40.10.18.38.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Alpu for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Alpubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.38.30.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 Alpu typically lasts for 6.4 months (196 days), from around April 14 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 22 or after May 4, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 13.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Alpugrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1450%Apr 1450%Oct 2750%Oct 2790%May 490%May 490%Oct 890%Oct 810%Mar 2210%Mar 2210%Nov 1310%Nov 130%Jan 310%Jan 31Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
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 Alpu should appear around April 6, only rarely appearing before March 23 or after April 22.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AlpuJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FApr 689°FApr 689°FJun 22900°FJun 22900°FAug 21,800°FAug 21,800°FDec 313,170°FDec 313,170°FNowNow
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 3.2 months, from May 19 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 8.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 2 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AlpubrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJul 68.1 kWhJul 68.1 kWhDec 231.9 kWhDec 231.9 kWhMay 196.9 kWhMay 196.9 kWhAug 256.9 kWhAug 256.9 kWhNov 23.1 kWhNov 23.1 kWhFeb 143.1 kWhFeb 143.1 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 Alpu are 39.769 deg latitude, 30.961 deg longitude, and 2,510 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Alpu contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,516 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,696 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,531 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Alpu is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and grassland (12%), and within 50 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (35%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Alpu, 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 Alpu.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Eskişehir Airport (81%, 32 kilometers, west); Afyon Airport (11%, 120 kilometers, south); and Ankara Etimesgut Air Base (8%, 149 kilometers, east).

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 airports 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.