Horská Kvilda

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Horská Kvilda
Municipality
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Horská Kvilda is located in Czech Republic
Horská Kvilda
Horská Kvilda
Coordinates: 49°3′33″N 13°33′30″E / 49.05917°N 13.55833°E / 49.05917; 13.55833Coordinates: 49°3′33″N 13°33′30″E / 49.05917°N 13.55833°E / 49.05917; 13.55833
Country  Czech Republic
Region Plzeň
District Klatovy
Area
 • Total 29.91 km2 (11.55 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (1.1.2015)
 • Total 64
 • Density 2.1/km2 (5.5/sq mi)
Postal code 341 92 to 385 01
Website http://www.horskakvilda.eu

Horská Kvilda (German: Innergefild) is a village and municipality (obec) in Klatovy District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 29.91 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi), and has a population of 68.

Horská Kvilda lies approximately 43 kilometres (27 mi) south-east of Klatovy, 78 km (48 mi) south of Plzeň, and 130 km (81 mi) south-west of Prague.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Municipality Innergefild - Horská Kvilda lies on central plateau of Böhmerwald (Šumava) mountains at elevation of some 1045–1090 metres ASL (3430 – 3575 feet). This valley is often filled with cold air masses originating from nearby higher mountains; it is one of the coldest places in all central Europe with temperature minima often much below the freezing point even during summer season and even more so during colder seasons. Temperatures are sometimes plummeting to −20 °C (−4 °F) in April, −8 °C (18 °F) in summer and up to −42 °C (−44 °F) during winters.[1][2][3] Most winters see few weeks with at least −30 °C (−22 °F).[4] Innergefild-Horská Kvilda enjoys a version of wet Subarctic climate (Dfc) with cold and wet conditions year round. Precipitations are equally in form of rain and snow, totalling 1135 mm. There are four pronounced seasons with very long, cold, wet, and sunny winter season starting in November and continuing well into April when it is changing to cool and wet spring. Growing season starts in May and ends in early September when short autumn, season of rapid cooling, starts. Summers are cold and wet. Average round the clock temperature in July averages +13.5 °C and January mean temperature equals to −5.2 °C. The whole year average is 4.3 °C (39.7 °F). Similar climate can be found in the Alps, Northern Eurasia and Northern America in places like Anchorage, Alaska, Crater Lake, Oregon, or Tromso, Norway.

Climate data for Innergefild - Horská Kvilda
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2.1
(28.2)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.7
(38.7)
8.5
(47.3)
13.6
(56.5)
16.8
(62.2)
18.5
(65.3)
17.9
(64.2)
14.6
(58.3)
9.3
(48.7)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
8.5
(47.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−4.4
(24.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.7
(38.7)
8.5
(47.3)
11.8
(53.2)
13.5
(56.3)
13.0
(55.4)
9.9
(49.8)
5.2
(41.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
−3.5
(25.7)
4.3
(39.7)
Average low °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−7.9
(17.8)
−4.7
(23.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
3.4
(38.1)
6.8
(44.2)
8.5
(47.3)
8.2
(46.8)
5.3
(41.5)
1.1
(34)
−2.8
(27)
−6.1
(21)
0.2
(32.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 102
(4.02)
72
(2.83)
86
(3.39)
70
(2.76)
99
(3.9)
112
(4.41)
126
(4.96)
116
(4.57)
94
(3.7)
72
(2.83)
76
(2.99)
110
(4.33)
1,135
(44.69)
Source: Climate-Data.ORG[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The coldest night of this winter". Tiscali Media, a.s. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Po 25 letech padl teplotní rekord" (in Czech). Klatovsky Denik. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "There was a record measured in Horska Kvilda". Cesky Rozhlas. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Climate conditions in Innergefild". SumavaNet.cz. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Climate: Horažďovice". Retrieved 11 December 2013.