Average Weather in Lefkónoiko Cyprus
In Lefkónoiko, the summers are hot, humid, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cold, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 92°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 96°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Lefkónoiko for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 11 to September 26, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 92°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 2 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 43°F and high of 60°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 Lefkónoiko, 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 Lefkónoiko begins around May 18 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 10. On July 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 10 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 18. On December 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% 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 Lefkónoiko varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from October 23 to March 23, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on December 25.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from March 23 to October 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 15.
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 24% on December 25.
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. Lefkónoiko experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 13 to April 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 20, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 4 to October 13. The least rain falls around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Lefkónoiko varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:29 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 7:00 AM on October 26. The earliest sunset is at 4:32 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:03 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lefkónoiko during 2019, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Lefkónoiko experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from June 16 to September 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 16% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 66% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Lefkónoiko experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 13 to March 30, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.4 months, from March 30 to November 13. The calmest day of the year is September 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lefkónoiko varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.9 months, from January 27 to October 25, with a peak percentage of 74% on August 31. The wind is most often from the north for 3.1 months, from October 25 to January 27, with a peak percentage of 31% on January 1.
Lefkónoiko is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from July 2 to October 7, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 82°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 18 to April 29, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 19, with an average temperature of 62°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lefkónoiko 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 times of year to visit Lefkónoiko for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid June and from late September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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 Lefkónoiko for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Lefkónoiko over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 65% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lefkónoiko should appear around January 27, only rarely appearing before January 19 or after February 11.
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 3.5 months, from May 6 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 3 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lefkónoiko are 35.260 deg latitude, 33.732 deg longitude, and 210 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lefkónoiko contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 272 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 216 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,651 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,276 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lefkónoiko is covered by cropland (87%) and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (71%), and within 50 miles by water (70%) and cropland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lefkónoiko, 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 Lefkónoiko.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lefkónoiko 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 Lefkónoiko is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lefkónoiko and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ercan International Airport (79%, 14 kilometers, east); Larnaca International Airport (14%, 44 kilometers, south); and Nicosia International Airport (7%, 70 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .