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Average Weather in Zaporizhia Ukraine

In Zaporizhia, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are long, freezing, dry, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 84°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 94°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 23 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 84°F and low of 64°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 17 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest day of the year is February 3, with an average low of 21°F and high of 31°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 ZaporizhiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablecoldcoolchillywarmfreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Zaporizhia, 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 Zaporizhia begins around May 1 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 16. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around May 1. On December 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in ZaporizhiaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 380%Aug 380%Dec 3030%Dec 3030%May 155%May 155%Oct 1655%Oct 1655%clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly clearmostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Zaporizhia varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 1.9 months, from May 13 to July 10, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on June 14.

The drier season lasts 10 months, from July 10 to May 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on September 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 26% on June 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ZaporizhiawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 1426%Jun 1426%Sep 2512%Sep 2512%Jan 117%Jan 117%May 1320%May 1320%Jul 1020%Jul 1020%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. Zaporizhia experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Zaporizhia. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.

The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in ZaporizhiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 inJun 191.7 inJun 191.7 inFeb 50.6 inFeb 50.6 inAug 301.1 inAug 301.1 inNov 41.0 inNov 41.0 in
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. Zaporizhia experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 11 to March 23, 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 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 23 to November 11. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in ZaporizhiasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 inJan 220.4 inJan 220.4 inJul 190.0 inJul 190.0 inNov 110.1 inNov 110.1 inMar 230.1 inMar 230.1 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 Zaporizhia varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 1 minute of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ZaporizhiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 2016 hr, 1 minJun 2116 hr, 1 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2212 hr, 11 minSep 228 hr, 24 minDec 218 hr, 24 minDec 21nightnightday
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 4:39 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 49 minutes later at 7:28 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 3:46 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 55 minutes later at 8:42 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Zaporizhia during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in ZaporizhiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 164:39 AMJun 164:39 AM8:42 PMJun 258:42 PMJun 25Dec 113:46 PMDec 113:46 PM7:28 AMDec 317:28 AMDec 31Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

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 Zaporizhia, 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 5% of 5% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in ZaporizhiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 260%Feb 260%Jul 1710%Jul 1710%drydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortablemuggymuggy
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Zaporizhia experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from November 5 to April 21, with average wind speeds of more than 5.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 21 to November 5. The calmest day of the year is July 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in ZaporizhiawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphMar 106.4 mphMar 106.4 mphJul 74.6 mphJul 74.6 mphNov 55.5 mphNov 55.5 mphApr 215.5 mphApr 215.5 mph
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 Zaporizhia varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.4 months, from January 28 to June 9 and for 3.4 months, from September 3 to December 16, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 22. The wind is most often from the north for 2.8 months, from June 9 to September 3, with a peak percentage of 40% on August 5. The wind is most often from the west for 1.4 months, from December 16 to January 28, with a peak percentage of 29% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ZaporizhiaWENEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastwestnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

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 3.6 months, from May 3 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 13, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 29 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 1.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Zaporizhia are 47.823 deg latitude, 35.190 deg longitude, and 194 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Zaporizhia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 269 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 172 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (699 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (899 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Zaporizhia is covered by artificial surfaces (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (42%) and artificial surfaces (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Zaporizhia, 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 Zaporizhia.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Zaporizhia International Airport (98%, 11 kilometers, northeast) and Kryvyi Rih/Lozuvatka International Airport (2.2%, 150 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.