Ballone Castle Airstrip

GB-0540 · Scotland, United Kingdom

Statistics Ballone Castle Airstrip 2019-2022

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Tain Range (EGQA) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 94.1 100 92 94 88
February 85.9 81 93 82 86
March 83.0 91 74 84 87
April 84.0 82 100 100 76
May 83.3 89 61 91 82
June 81.2 93 86 69 61
July 79.6 95 46 98 50
August 92.9 90 83 100 90
September 87.4 88 81 90 80
October 91.0 97 86 87 92
November 84.2 90 91 86 74
December 95.5 88 98 96 94
Average 86.1 90.3 81.8 87.1 81.2

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 98.2 100 100 99 100
February 96.4 97 100 97 91
March 96.6 95 85 100 95
April 97.0 97 100 100 99
May 93.8 95 90 100 94
June 94.4 99 100 80 96
July 91.5 100 75 100 63
August 99.5 100 100 100 99
September 97.7 98 99 100 95
October 98.4 98 100 99 96
November 93.9 93 97 90 91
December 97.7 90 98 100 100
Average 96.0 96.6 95.7 95.5 94.4

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 5 km or more
  • Ceiling: 1,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 6.0 8 4 7 5
February 6.9 7 7 6 9
March 8.4 10 8 8 9
April 10.2 9 11 11 11
May 13.0 13 10 14 13
June 15.9 16 19 17 13
July 17.2 18 18 16 16
August 16.9 19 16 18 17
September 14.8 15 17 15 15
October 11.9 14 13 11 11
November 8.7 10 10 10 7
December 6.0 5 7 7 6
Average 11.4 12.0 12.4 10.4 10.7

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 3.8 5 2 5 2
February 4.5 5 6 4 6
March 5.7 7 6 6 7
April 7.4 7 8 10 8
May 10.1 11 8 10 11
June 13.3 14 14 14 12
July 14.4 14 15 13 14
August 14.3 15 14 18 15
September 11.6 11 13 12 12
October 8.8 11 9 9 7
November 6.0 7 7 7 5
December 4.5 3 6 6 5
Average 8.8 9.1 9.7 8.2 8.2

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 5.3 6 25 3 10
February 7.4 13 0 12 4
March 6.5 1 7 6 7
April 7.2 6 0 0 8
May 5.7 9 12 2 9
June 7.2 0 6 4 24
July 8.4 3 11 6 20
August 4.3 6 2 0 1
September 11.3 12 5 2 14
October 7.5 5 9 13 3
November 12.0 11 10 7 20
December 7.3 22 2 6 8
Average 7.6 7.1 7.1 5.7 9.9

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 9.8 12 12 11 7
February 11.7 14 16 13 9
March 11.2 9 11 10 13
April 11.0 9 7 10 10
May 10.3 12 11 11 10
June 9.5 9 10 7 11
July 8.8 11 8 11 6
August 9.2 9 7 10 9
September 9.8 9 9 12 9
October 8.8 10 8 7 9
November 9.0 7 10 9 9
December 9.2 8 8 8 10
Average 9.8 9.9 9.3 9.7 9.3

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 224° 250° 193° 239°
February 248° 134° 214° 198°
March 172° 151° 208° 222°
April 031° 285° 049° 080°
May 219° 340° 290° 006°
June 173° 204° 002° 289°
July 264° 010° 275° 036°
August 213° 256° 184° 202°
September 271° 198° 201° 234°
October 168° 209° 297° 221°
November 135° 221° 203° 022°
December 290° 217° 197° 205°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

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