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Natural scenery

Geographical coordinates / Climate / Relief / Waterways

About Caras-Severin county
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TopThe climate

According to the data recorded by the reference weather station (the Timisoara station), the average yearly temperature in the region is between 10,4°C and 10,5°C. The hottest month of the year is July, with an average temperature between 21 and 22°C, and the coldest month is January with an average temperature between -2 and O°C.

Regarding the seasons, the springs are short and early and warmer than in other parts of the region. Temperature fluctuations are frequent and the warm periods are interrupted by days with winter temperature.

Tropical air and Atlantic air masses are very frequent during the summer. Summers are long and hot and they often last until September and the average temperature is over 20°C.

Autums vary in length and sometimes last from October until December with average temperatures over 11°C. The first days with frost come in the last 10 days of October. Sometimes, abnormal temperatures are also recorded during autumns. For example the temperature in November is higher than in October. Sometimes, a phenomenon named “Vara lui Mioi – Mioi’s summer” appears. This has been recorded 27 times between 1923 and 1963 and lasts for 1-3 weeks, from the end of October until the beginning of November. 

Winters are shorter and less severe than in other parts of the country and in some years the average temperature during winter is above freezing. Only in January, the coldest month of the year are negative average temperatures of under -1°C are recorded.  In April, the average temperature is above the national average. The average rainfall in the perimeter of the commune is about 700mm/year. Spring rains and ice melting cause a rise in the water level and as a result, spills and floods.

TopThe landscape

From a geo-morphological point of view, three main relief units can be distinguished: hills, high piedmont plains and the meadows. The average altitude of the region the commune is located in is 140m.

The hills occupy a smaller part in the South of the perimeter and they represent the last outstretches towards the North of the Doclinului Hills, with an altitude in the region of up to 230m (Dealul Crucii – Cross Hill 229m, Talva Hill 225m, Grindului Hill 217m and Lazu Hill 196m).

TopWaterweys

The main waterway is the Barzava River. The Barzava basin belongs to the Tisa-Bega hydrological system and is a tributary of the Timis River. . Barzava flows into the Timis River in Serbia, 31km away from the border. The average altitude of the Barzava river is 300m, with a gradient of 6,2%. The total river length is 175km out of which 129km are on Romanian territory and out of these only 15 Km are through the territory if the Berzovia commune.
The tributaries of the Barzava River are small: the Fizes and Vornicul creeks.