Average Weather For Los Cabos, Mexico

Location

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%).

Temperature

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.

Daily High and Low Temperature

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

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.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

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.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

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.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Savings Time

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight savings time are indicated by the "DST" labels.

Clouds

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.

Median Cloud Cover

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to 60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).

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.

Cloud Cover Types

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

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.

Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph, with the most severe at the bottom.

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.

Types of Precipitation Throughout the Year

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical year.

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%).

Warm Season Precipitation

Cold Season Precipitation

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation during the warm and cold seasons respectively.

Snow

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.

Humidity

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.

Relative Humidity

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

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.

Dew Point

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

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).

Wind Speed

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the south east (19% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south west (1% of the time), north east (2% of the time), west (2% of the time), and east (2% of the time).

Wind Directions Over the Entire Year

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.