City-Data Forum Which is cooler in your place, late autumn or early spring? (snowfalls, day)
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 View Poll Results: Which is cooler in your city? Late Autumn 28 34.15% Early Spring 54 65.85% Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

06-06-2017, 08:50 AM
 Location: Syrmia, Northern Serbia, near 45 N 5,964 posts, read 1,811,745 times Reputation: 1305

In the Balkans at high altitude March is quite colder than November.
With increasing altitude March is more colder and colder than November.

Examples
Žabljak (Montenegro) 1456m https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Žabljak#Climate
Bjelašnica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 2067m https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjela&...and_vegetation
Musala (Bulgaria) 2925m https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/&#1052...BC.D0.B0.D1.82 , https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Musala#Climate

At the very high altitudes such as Musala, March is colder even than December.

Last edited by Nino Bellov; 06-06-2017 at 09:00 AM..

06-02-2018, 11:00 PM
 Location: Brooklyn Center, MN 6,604 posts, read 4,410,274 times Reputation: 8575
November is slightly cooler than March, but March is likely to have more snow.

06-03-2018, 03:14 AM
 Location: Nyon, Switzerland 199 posts, read 80,282 times Reputation: 113
Then formula you'd need to use to determine which is colder is:

If 0.25*Avg(Feb)+0.75*Avg(Mar) >= 0.75*Avg(Nov) + 0.25*Avg(Dec): then early spring is warmer than late fall
Else: the other way around

This is a linear interpolation which gives the average temperature in the first half of March and the last half of November, respectively. It's obviously an empiric formula and there are many assumptions behind it.

For my city (Nyon) the first term is: 5.05 C and the second 4.58 C hence early spring is warmer than late fall.

For a city with a great seasonal lag such as Funchal, the first term is 17.05 and the second 19.2 suggesting late fall is much warmer than early spring.

06-03-2018, 04:19 AM
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Spring is always cooler.

06-03-2018, 12:04 PM
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Where I live November can often be around 70 for highs. March is still usually in the upper 50's to low 60's.

06-03-2018, 12:49 PM
 Location: Seattle area 7,914 posts, read 10,162,940 times Reputation: 4942
November is usually worse than March and much darker.

11-28-2019, 02:13 AM
 Location: Sydney, Australia 11,357 posts, read 9,865,460 times Reputation: 6009
Quote:
 Originally Posted by TorshavnSunHolidays yeah agreed - Nov' def' a winter month in northern Europe
So it's more wintry than May?

11-28-2019, 02:19 AM
 Location: Kocaeli, Turkey 2,137 posts, read 502,944 times Reputation: 473
March is colder than November by 5Â°C in the afternoon.

11-28-2019, 05:34 AM
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Spring easily. In late autumn we usually have temperatures about +3C to -2C, while early spring is usually -3C to -8C.

11-29-2019, 01:30 PM
 Location: Surrey/London 11,786 posts, read 8,787,660 times Reputation: 3057
Early March is cooler than late November here, but it is drier and sunnier.
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