This report describes the typical weather at the Puerto Escondido International Airport (Puerto Escondido, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average August. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Puerto Escondido has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (44%), forests (42%), and croplands (12%).
The month of August is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 86°F throughout the month, exceeding 88°F or dropping below 82°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of August, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is August 31 with 12:26 hours of daylight; the longest day is August 1 with 12:49 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:10am on August 2; the latest sunset is at 7:59pm on August 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:16am on August 30; the earliest sunset is at 7:41pm on August 31.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in August, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 80% (partly cloudy) to 85% (mostly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 5% from the start to the end of the month.
On August 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 8% of the time, partly cloudy 12% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 30% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around August 30, occurring in 38% of days. Precipitation is least likely around August 1, occurring in 27% of days.
Throughout August, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, drizzle, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 34% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around August 31, when it is observed during 13% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around August 30, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around August 30, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in August or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 65% (mildly humid) to 90% (very humid) over the course of a typical August, rarely dropping below 59% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around August 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 68% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 31, rising above 85% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical August, the dew point typically varies from 69°F (muggy) to 76°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 67°F (muggy) or above 79°F (oppressive).
Over the course of August typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 12 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around August 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).