Ai-Petri

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Ai-Petri
Crimea, Ai-Petri, low clouds.jpg
A panorama of the winter on Ai-Petri
Highest point
Elevation1,234.2 m (4,049 ft)
Coordinates44°27′4″N 34°3′10″E / 44.45111°N 34.05278°E / 44.45111; 34.05278
Geography
Ai-Petri is located in Crimea
Ai-Petri
Ai-Petri
CountryDisputed:
Parent rangeCrimean Mountains

Ai-Petri (Crimean Tatar: Ay Petri, Russian: Ай-Петри, Ukrainian: Ай-Петрі) is a peak in the Crimean Mountains. For administrative purposes it is in the Yalta municipality of Crimea. The name is of Greek origin, and translates as St. Peter (Greek: Άγιος Πέτρος).

Overview[edit]

Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Crimea. The wind blows for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 50 m/s (110 mph).[1]

The peak is located above the city of Alupka and the town of Koreiz.

There is a cable car that takes passengers from a station near Alupka to the main area in Ai-Petri.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ai-Petri (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.3
(31.5)
−0.3
(31.5)
2.5
(36.5)
8.2
(46.8)
12.9
(55.2)
16.9
(62.4)
19.8
(67.6)
19.6
(67.3)
14.9
(58.8)
10.6
(51.1)
5.5
(41.9)
1.3
(34.3)
9.3
(48.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−3.4
(25.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.6
(40.3)
9.6
(49.3)
13.3
(55.9)
16.0
(60.8)
15.8
(60.4)
11.2
(52.2)
7.0
(44.6)
2.4
(36.3)
−1.4
(29.5)
5.9
(42.6)
Average low °C (°F) −5.9
(21.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
−3.9
(25.0)
1.4
(34.5)
6.2
(43.2)
9.8
(49.6)
12.4
(54.3)
12.2
(54.0)
7.8
(46.0)
3.6
(38.5)
−0.8
(30.6)
−4.3
(24.3)
2.7
(36.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 124.4
(4.90)
117.9
(4.64)
85.0
(3.35)
56.6
(2.23)
57.3
(2.26)
70.7
(2.78)
49.1
(1.93)
57.4
(2.26)
68.9
(2.71)
83.9
(3.30)
109.5
(4.31)
137.9
(5.43)
1,018.6
(40.10)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 13.6 11.7 11.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 5.5 5.8 6.5 7.9 10.2 13.3 108.3
Average relative humidity (%) 81.7 79.4 75.8 68.8 66.5 68.8 66.1 66.2 70.6 71.7 74.1 81.4 72.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 80.2 99.3 148.4 194.6 261.8 279.3 315.0 281.3 220.2 172.0 117.4 75.5 2,245
Source: World Meteorological Organization[2]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ai-Petri Mountain Archived 2010-04-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  2. ^ "World Meteorological Organization Climate Normals for 1981–2010". World Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on 17 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.