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Weather Forecast for Hargita Madaras at 1539 m altitude

issued: 2am 16 Apr 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Harghita Mădăraş Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Wed morning. Becoming milder with light rain (total 5.0mm) on Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Fri afternoon, min -3°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the ENE on Wed morning, gales from the ENE by Fri night).

Days 4-6 Harghita Mădăraş Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 27.0mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 2°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sat morning, light winds from the SW by Mon morning).
Wednesday 16 Thursday 17 Friday 18 Saturday 19 Sunday 20 Monday 21
AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
light snow
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
light snow
moderate rain
light snow
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Wind (km/h)
30 ENE30
25 ENE25
50 E50
45 E45
35 E35
50 E50
40 E40
35 E35
60 ENE60
40 ENE40
15 SSE15
30 SE30
25 SE25
15 SSE15
10 WSW10
5 SW5
15 SSW15
20 S20
Summary light snow light snow light snow some clouds some clouds rain shwrs some clouds some clouds light rain mod. rain light snow mod. rain light snow light rain some clouds clear rain shwrs rain shwrs
Snow map
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Snow cm 4 2 1 - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - -
Rain mm - - - - - 1 - - 4 7 9 6 1 2 - - 1 1
Max °C -3 -2 2 2 3 5 5 6 6 3 2 3 3 5 5 8 10 9
Min °C -3 -3 -2 2 3 4 5 6 4 3 2 2 2 4 4 6 10 7
WChill °C -10 -10 -10 -5 -3 -3 -1 1 -3 -3 -2 -4 -3 0 2 5 8 4
Rel. hum. % 96 95 85 85 84 84 64 80 85 96 98 87 91 85 81 58 50 72
Freezing level (m) 950 1150 1750 1950 2150 2300 2400 2550 2550 2200 1950 1900 1900 2150 2300 2400 2600 2850
Harghita Mădăraş freezing level scale
snowy slope Harghita Mădăraş freezing level
Sunrise 6:28 - - 6:26 - - 6:24 - - 6:24 - - 6:22 - - 6:20 - -
Sunset - 20:06 - - 20:07 - - 20:08 - - 20:09 - - 20:10 - - 20:13 -

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Harghita Mădăraş at the specific elevation of 1539 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Harghita Mădăraş. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Romania. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Resort name is also written as Hargita Madaras.

Visitor Reviews of Harghita Mădăraş

Laci from Romania writes:

It's the most snow-sure resort in Transylvania, except the Balea region, due to its specific microclimate. The season usually lasts from early December to mid-April, best in February and March.
The resort (Harghita Mădăraş) is located in Harghita county some 15km near Odorheiu-Secuiesc (Szekelyudvarhely) town, in the heart of the Hungarian - inhabited Szekelyfold. The local people know this mountain as the Szekely's Holy Mountain (1800m).
There are 4 main slopes: Nagy Mihaly (black), Kis Mihaly (red), Sugo (blue upper and red bottom section) and the blue crest way. They are equipped with T-bar lifts. There are several chalets here all very close to the pistes, the most modern being the Sugo Pension.
The upside: breathtaking scenery, beautiful and consistent snowpack, moderately crowded with mostly good skiers and mountaineers. Yes, it's very suitable for off-piste skiing and ski-touring, offering anything from easy crest circuits to very demanding off-piste downhill in open terrain or woods. It's a perfect weekend resort for non-skiers also with easy and still breathtaking trekking routes. It's relative remoteness, especially due to the 10-km forest way up rom the nearest village acts as a filter, leaves "bad elements" at home or other resorts. It's a thing one nature and mountain-loving man really appreciates. You can leave your gear at the upper end of the piste while you eat/take a rest as no one will touch it, quite a thing in Romania. Don't forget your photo camera as you rarely experience such a genuine wild scenery with interesting snow formations, all very accessible for non-trained tourists also. The accomodation and food is good for Romanian standards with medium prices. The people are honest and very helpful.
The downside: the 10-km way up is recommended for 4x4 or experienced small car drivers only! The road has no asphalt and is very rugged when not snow-covered, many broke their oil tanks there. Use of snow chains is a must, but when snowy at least the road is quite even. For those who don't want to risk the drive up, there are tractors who regularly clean the road and simultaneously carry visitors with all equippment for 10 lei. The ski pistes could be better maintained, lots of icy/rocky sections which happen to be the steepest also. Together with the often 1-m snow bumps this calls for extra fitness and technique and may damage your skis. Uncertain programme outside weekends and holidays, but available anytime for big (30+) groups (you have to speak with the operators).
All-in-all, this place is perfect for mountain lovers seeking a challenging weekend ride in a rare beauty and tranquility, who don't bother the difficult access, but rather see it as an advantage vs. Poiana Brasov, the biggest resort is Romania but also the most crowded and far not as snow-sure. The 10-km road down is suitable for skiing and adds to the charm. The 1-hr trek to the mountain top is a must! This resort (Harghita Mădăraş) is well known and appreciated in Hungary also.

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