Hégenheim

Hégenheim (French pronunciation: ​[eɡənaim]; German: Hegenheim; Alsatian: Hagena) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It is adjacent to the Swiss town of Allschwil, and is part of the Basel urban area.

Hégenheim
The town hall in Hégenheim
The town hall in Hégenheim
Coat of arms of Hégenheim
Location of Hégenheim
Hégenheim is located in France
Hégenheim
Hégenheim
Hégenheim is located in Grand Est
Hégenheim
Hégenheim
Coordinates: 47°33′41″N 7°31′37″E / 47.5614°N 7.5269°E / 47.5614; 7.5269Coordinates: 47°33′41″N 7°31′37″E / 47.5614°N 7.5269°E / 47.5614; 7.5269
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementMulhouse
CantonSaint-Louis
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Thomas Zeller[1]
Area
1
6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
3,395
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68126 /68220
Elevation254–347 m (833–1,138 ft)
(avg. 275 m or 902 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Hégenheim is a town in Grand Est region (or in Alsace), next to the Swiss border. Basel is the nearest major city, located 5 kilometers to the South-East. The nearest mountains are the Jura mountains, its foothills located 10 kilometers further South.

ClimateEdit

Hégenheim features a moderately continental climate but nevertheless under maritime influence do to its significant exposure to prevailing winds and low-pressure areas from western France.

The town faces the Belfort Gap and thus is not protected by any mountain range which generates (on average) a higher amount of annual precipitation than in the rest of Alsace.

On the other hand, this precipitation falls mainly at the end of spring and in the summer when the dew point is high and thunderstorms numerous.

The village's weather station has the particularity of being a little higher up, in a place regularly exposed to wind and near many trees. These factors keep average maximum temperatures cool in all seasons despite the low altitude of the weather station.

Winters are cold and drier with weakly positive average maximum temperatures, around 4 °C to 6 °C. Snow falls each winter in a weak to moderate manner although long episodes of heavy snow have already been recorded, sometimes out of the winter season.

Climate data for Hégenheim, elevation: 309 m (1,014 ft), 1981-2010 estimated averages
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
5.7
(42.3)
10.7
(51.3)
14.7
(58.5)
19.0
(66.2)
22.2
(72.0)
24.7
(76.5)
24.2
(75.6)
19.7
(67.5)
14.6
(58.3)
8.1
(46.6)
4.5
(40.1)
14.3
(57.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
2.4
(36.3)
6.5
(43.7)
9.8
(49.6)
14.1
(57.4)
17.3
(63.1)
19.5
(67.1)
19.1
(66.4)
15.2
(59.4)
10.9
(51.6)
5.3
(41.5)
2.2
(36.0)
10.3
(50.5)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
2.3
(36.1)
4.9
(40.8)
9.2
(48.6)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.0
(57.2)
10.7
(51.3)
7.1
(44.8)
2.5
(36.5)
−0.1
(31.8)
6.3
(43.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.4
(2.02)
49.1
(1.93)
60.3
(2.37)
70.2
(2.76)
108.5
(4.27)
94.7
(3.73)
100.2
(3.94)
88.1
(3.47)
85.9
(3.38)
80.1
(3.15)
65.3
(2.57)
72.2
(2.84)
926.0
(36.46)
Average rainy days 10.2 9.2 10.8 11.2 13.6 12.0 11.2 10.9 9.7 11.1 11.0 11.4 132.3
Source: Météo & Nature


New seasonal normals (1991-2020)Edit

Climate data for Hégenheim, elevation: 309 m (1,014 ft), 1991-2020 estimated averages
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
18.5
(65.3)
24.7
(76.5)
27.7
(81.9)
30.5
(86.9)
35.6
(96.1)
36.8
(98.2)
33.9
(93.0)
30.4
(86.7)
24.0
(75.2)
22.3
(72.1)
15.2
(59.4)
36.8
(98.2)
Average high °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
6.3
(43.3)
11.2
(52.2)
15.5
(59.9)
19.3
(66.7)
23.3
(73.9)
25.3
(77.5)
24.7
(76.5)
20.3
(68.5)
14.8
(58.6)
8.7
(47.7)
5.3
(41.5)
14.9
(58.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
3.0
(37.4)
6.9
(44.4)
10.4
(50.7)
14.4
(57.9)
18.2
(64.8)
20.0
(68.0)
19.5
(67.1)
15.6
(60.1)
11.1
(52.0)
5.9
(42.6)
2.8
(37.0)
10.8
(51.5)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
−0.3
(31.5)
2.5
(36.5)
5.3
(41.5)
9.4
(48.9)
13.0
(55.4)
14.7
(58.5)
14.3
(57.7)
10.9
(51.6)
7.4
(45.3)
3.1
(37.6)
0.3
(32.5)
6.7
(44.0)
Record low °C (°F) −13.0
(8.6)
−12.7
(9.1)
−9.1
(15.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
5.7
(42.3)
9.9
(49.8)
6.7
(44.1)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.3
(24.3)
−6.0
(21.2)
−13.0
(8.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.1
(2.05)
49.5
(1.95)
54.5
(2.15)
69.1
(2.72)
106.9
(4.21)
93.9
(3.70)
97.5
(3.84)
96.9
(3.81)
76.8
(3.02)
81.6
(3.21)
71.2
(2.80)
71.1
(2.80)
921.1
(36.26)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 13.1
(5.2)
9.3
(3.7)
7.6
(3.0)
0.9
(0.4)
0.1
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.4
(0.2)
5.2
(2.0)
12.7
(5.0)
49.3
(19.4)
Average rainy days 10.0 9.1 9.8 10.1 12.9 11.6 11.0 11.2 9.4 11.4 11.0 12.0 129.5
Source: Météo & Nature

meteorological records in the town since 2016Edit

Since 2016, meteorological records have been carried out daily in the town and the climatic table is updated every month.

Climate data for Hégenheim, elevation: 309 m (1,014 ft), 2016-2021 estimated averages
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
18.5
(65.3)
24.7
(76.5)
27.7
(81.9)
30.5
(86.9)
35.6
(96.1)
36.8
(98.2)
33.9
(93.0)
30.4
(86.7)
24.0
(75.2)
22.3
(72.1)
15.2
(59.4)
36.8
(98.2)
Average high °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
8.3
(46.9)
11.5
(52.7)
16.3
(61.3)
18.8
(65.8)
24.2
(75.6)
26.0
(78.8)
25.3
(77.5)
21.7
(71.1)
15.3
(59.5)
9.0
(48.2)
5.8
(42.4)
15.6
(60.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
4.6
(40.3)
6.9
(44.4)
10.6
(51.1)
13.8
(56.8)
19.1
(66.4)
20.5
(68.9)
20.1
(68.2)
16.4
(61.5)
11.3
(52.3)
6.1
(43.0)
3.3
(37.9)
11.2
(52.2)
Average low °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
0.9
(33.6)
2.3
(36.1)
4.9
(40.8)
8.9
(48.0)
14.0
(57.2)
15.0
(59.0)
14.9
(58.8)
11.1
(52.0)
7.3
(45.1)
3.1
(37.6)
0.8
(33.4)
6.9
(44.4)
Record low °C (°F) −13.0
(8.6)
−12.7
(9.1)
−9.1
(15.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
5.7
(42.3)
9.9
(49.8)
6.7
(44.1)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.3
(24.3)
−6.0
(21.2)
−13.0
(8.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79.2
(3.12)
56.0
(2.20)
48.1
(1.89)
62.8
(2.47)
129.5
(5.10)
109.2
(4.30)
84.8
(3.34)
101.2
(3.98)
48.2
(1.90)
77.0
(3.03)
55.9
(2.20)
66.4
(2.61)
918.3
(36.14)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 10.5
(4.1)
4.2
(1.7)
3.8
(1.5)
0.8
(0.3)
0.2
(0.1)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.4
(0.2)
2.6
(1.0)
22.5
(8.9)
Average rainy days 11.8 10.0 9.7 6.8 14.0 12.7 10.7 10.8 8.2 12.8 10.2 12.6 130.3
Source: Météo & Nature

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

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