This report describes the typical weather at the Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport (Sucre, Bolivia) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1993 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Sucre has a mild temperate climate with dry winters and warm summers. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (58%), grasslands (34%), tundra (4%), and forests (4%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 70°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 77°F.
The warm season lasts from September 22 to December 16 with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is October 18, with an average high of 70°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts from June 24 to July 28 with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is July 19, with an average low of 42°F and high of 66°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is June 20 with 10:58 hours of daylight; the longest day is December 21 with 13:16 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34am on November 23 and the latest sunset is at 7:05pm on January 18. The latest sunrise is at 6:56am on July 6 and the earliest sunset is at 5:50pm on June 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 18% (mostly clear) to 80% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on January 26 and clearest on July 3. The clearer part of the year begins around April 17. The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9.
On July 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.
On January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 6% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 26, occurring in 46% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 16, occurring in 3% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around January 8, when it is observed during 26% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 29, when it is observed during 13% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from September 22 to December 16, there is a 28% 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 thunderstorms (78% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms) and light rain (12%).
During the cold season, which lasts from June 24 to July 28, there is a 4% 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 thunderstorms (72% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), drizzle (13%), and light rain (9%).
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 31% (comfortable) to 95% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 16% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around September 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 38% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 26, exceeding 93% (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 28°F (dry) to 54°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 17°F (dry) or above 57°F (comfortable).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between January 1 and April 24 and the second is between October 26 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 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around May 15, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).