Average Weather in Altpınar Turkey
In Altpınar, 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 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Altpınar for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 85°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 27 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 47°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 22°F and high of 37°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 Altpınar, 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 Altpınar begins around May 26 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around October 5. On August 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 99% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 1% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around May 26. On December 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 Altpınar varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from October 14 to June 19, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on April 29.
The drier season lasts 3.8 months, from June 19 to October 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on August 2.
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 23% on April 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. Altpınar experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from September 24 to July 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from July 2 to September 24. The least rain falls around August 8, 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. Altpınar experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from December 6 to March 10, 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 12, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from March 10 to December 6. The least snow falls around July 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Altpınar varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:22 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 47 minutes later at 8:08 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:25 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 54 minutes later at 8:19 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Altpınar during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Altpınar, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% 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 Altpınar experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from January 15 to April 14, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from April 14 to January 15. The calmest day of the year is May 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Altpınar varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.5 months, from March 10 to May 26, with a peak percentage of 37% on April 10. The wind is most often from the north for 4.4 months, from May 26 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 55% on July 9. The wind is most often from the south for 4.3 months, from November 1 to March 10, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Altpınar 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 Altpınar for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the third 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 Altpınar for hot-weather activities is from early July to late 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 Altpınar typically lasts for 5.9 months (181 days), from around April 24 to around October 21, rarely starting before April 5 or after May 13, and rarely ending before October 1 or after November 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Altpınar should appear around April 15, 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 3.2 months, from May 19 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 8.3 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 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Altpınar are 39.204 deg latitude, 32.748 deg longitude, and 3,583 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Altpınar contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 433 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,540 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,372 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,881 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Altpınar is covered by cropland (83%) and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (66%) and grassland (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Altpınar, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Altpınar.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Altpınar 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 Altpınar is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Altpınar and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .