This report describes the typical weather at the Puerto Escondido International Airport (Puerto Escondido, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average year. 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%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 86°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 88°F.
The warm season lasts from May 6 to June 9 with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is May 21, with an average high of 86°F and low of 78°F.
The cold season lasts from December 16 to February 25 with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 71°F and high of 83°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 11:11 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 13:05 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:24am on March 31 and the latest sunset is at 8:05pm on July 8. The latest sunrise is at 7:23am on October 26 and the earliest sunset is at 5:54pm on November 23.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on April 1 and ending in the fall on October 28.
The median cloud cover ranges from 8% (clear) to 86% (mostly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on September 8 and clearest on February 10. The clearer part of the year begins around November 4. The cloudier part of the year begins around May 21.
On February 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.
On September 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 7% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around September 10, occurring in 39% of days. Precipitation is least likely around April 3, occurring in 0% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, moderate rain, and light rain.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 35% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 10, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 34% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 14, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 14, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from May 6 to June 9, there is a 13% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of drizzle (38% of days with precipitation have at worst drizzle), moderate rain (31%), light rain (24%), and heavy rain (5%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 16 to February 25, there is a 0% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of drizzle (84% of days with precipitation have at worst drizzle) and light rain (16%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 55% (mildly humid) to 91% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 4, at which time the relative humidity drops below 63% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around September 17, exceeding 86% (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 year, the dew point typically varies from 62°F (mildy humid) to 77°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 55°F (comfortable) or above 79°F (oppressive).
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 12 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).