This report describes the typical weather at the Los Cabos International Airport (Los Cabos, 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.
Los Cabos has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (43%), oceans and seas (33%), and forests (24%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 59°F to 94°F and is rarely below 53°F or above 98°F.
The warm season lasts from May 11 to October 23 with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is August 11, with an average high of 94°F and low of 80°F.
The cold season lasts from December 4 to March 12 with an average daily high temperature below 82°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 59°F and high of 79°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 10:43 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 13:33 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:12am on March 31 and the latest sunset is at 8:09pm on June 30. The latest sunrise is at 7:22am on October 27 and the earliest sunset is at 5:32pm on November 28.
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 9% (clear) to 55% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on August 10 and clearest on May 29. The clearer part of the year begins around October 12. The cloudier part of the year begins around July 8.
On May 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
On August 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 16% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around September 12, occurring in 15% of days. Precipitation is least likely around May 8, occurring in 1% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 47% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 16, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 24, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from May 11 to October 23, there is a 8% 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 moderate rain (52% of days with precipitation have at worst moderate rain), light rain (25%), thunderstorms (10%), and drizzle (8%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 4 to March 12, there is a 2% 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 light rain (52% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), moderate rain (28%), and drizzle (15%).
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 27% (dry) to 85% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 14% (very dry) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around May 9, at which time the relative humidity drops below 33% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around September 7, exceeding 81% (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 41°F (dry) to 76°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 28°F (dry) or above 78°F (oppressive).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between January 1 and May 24 and the second is between November 19 and December 31. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 18 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around January 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 5, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).