Compare the Climate and Weather in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and Mérida

This page lets you compare and contrast the weather and climate in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and Mérida year round.

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La Esmeralda

Average High and Low Temperature

Compare the Average High and Low Temperature in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F105°F105°F110°F110°F6862847979759390736991857386836157777485821079774969176938974NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboLa EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Caracas 79°F81°F82°F83°F83°F82°F81°F82°F82°F82°F81°F79°F
Maracaibo 90°F90°F91°F91°F91°F92°F93°F93°F92°F90°F90°F90°F
Valencia 89°F90°F90°F89°F87°F86°F85°F85°F86°F87°F88°F88°F
La Esmeralda 85°F85°F85°F84°F83°F83°F83°F84°F84°F84°F84°F84°F
Mérida 74°F75°F75°F75°F76°F76°F76°F77°F77°F76°F75°F74°F
Caracas 62°F63°F65°F67°F68°F68°F67°F67°F67°F67°F66°F64°F
Maracaibo 75°F76°F77°F78°F79°F79°F79°F79°F78°F77°F77°F76°F
Valencia 69°F70°F72°F73°F72°F71°F70°F69°F69°F70°F70°F70°F
La Esmeralda 73°F74°F74°F74°F74°F73°F73°F73°F74°F74°F74°F74°F
Mérida 57°F58°F59°F60°F60°F60°F60°F60°F60°F60°F59°F58°F


Average Hourly Temperature in CaracasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcomfortablewarmcool


Average Hourly Temperature in MaracaiboJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhot


Average Hourly Temperature in ValenciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhothotcomfortable

La Esmeralda

Average Hourly Temperature in La EsmeraldaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhot


Average Hourly Temperature in MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies

Compare the Chance of Clearer Skies in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%37184813163711298NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboLa EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Caracas 36%34%29%22%20%28%30%24%20%19%23%29%
Maracaibo 46%43%35%21%15%23%31%25%16%15%22%34%
Valencia 37%35%28%20%19%28%32%27%22%20%23%30%
La Esmeralda 20%17%14%12%19%33%37%33%25%18%14%16%
Mérida 28%25%16%10%9%16%20%18%13%10%11%21%

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Compare the Daily Chance of Precipitation in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%55340338539699NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Caracas 2.1d1.2d1.5d5.7d10.4d13.1d15.9d16.6d14.2d12.8d9.7d5.4d
Maracaibo 1.2d1.2d2.9d7.0d10.2d7.6d6.2d8.5d11.1d12.0d7.9d3.1d
Valencia 1.7d1.1d2.2d7.3d11.6d13.8d16.1d16.8d14.4d13.7d9.3d4.5d
La Esmeralda 12.6d13.0d16.4d20.5d24.7d25.2d24.3d22.7d18.9d17.6d16.4d14.6d
Mérida 3.6d4.6d8.2d15.9d20.5d20.1d20.6d20.9d20.2d20.0d15.5d7.4d

Average Monthly Rainfall

Compare the Average Monthly Rainfall in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 in16 in16 in4. EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Caracas 0.4″0.3″0.4″1.7″2.6″3.2″4.1″4.4″3.5″3.0″2.4″1.4″
Maracaibo 0.2″0.3″0.5″1.5″2.6″1.7″1.4″2.0″3.1″3.6″2.3″0.8″
Valencia 0.3″0.2″0.5″2.3″3.1″3.4″4.1″4.0″3.6″3.3″2.2″1.0″
La Esmeralda 3.6″4.4″5.8″9.4″13.4″14.4″11.6″9.1″7.2″5.9″5.7″4.2″
Mérida 0.7″1.1″2.2″5.6″7.1″7.0″6.4″6.2″6.6″6.7″4.8″1.7″

Hours of Daylight

Compare the Hours of Daylight in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.711.5NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboLa EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Caracas 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.7h12.7h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.6h11.5h
Maracaibo 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.7h12.7h12.5h12.2h11.9h11.6h11.5h
Valencia 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.7h12.6h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.7h11.5h
La Esmeralda 12.0h12.0h12.1h12.2h12.3h12.3h12.3h12.2h12.1h12.0h12.0h11.9h
Mérida 11.7h11.9h12.1h12.3h12.5h12.6h12.6h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.7h11.6h

Chance of Muggy Conditions

Compare the Chance of Muggy Conditions in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%74181009877100132NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboLa EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracas
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Caracas 6.1d7.0d9.9d16.1d22.2d21.8d22.0d21.3d19.2d19.8d17.6d10.7d
Maracaibo 30.5d28.3d30.6d29.9d31.0d30.0d31.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d30.0d30.7d
Valencia 26.6d23.7d24.5d27.4d30.1d28.7d29.8d29.9d29.3d30.7d29.4d28.5d
La Esmeralda 31.0d28.9d31.0d30.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d30.0d31.0d
Mérida 0.6d1.0d1.7d2.6d3.7d2.6d1.8d1.9d1.8d1.7d1.4d0.8d

Average Wind Speed

Compare the Average Wind Speed in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph7. EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Average Water Temperature

Compare the Average Water Temperature in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec76°F76°F77°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°F86°F86°F8377858078NaN8582NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Caracas 78°F77°F78°F78°F80°F80°F80°F82°F83°F83°F82°F80°F
Maracaibo 80°F80°F80°F81°F83°F83°F83°F84°F85°F84°F84°F82°F
Valencia 79°F78°F78°F79°F80°F81°F81°F82°F83°F83°F82°F80°F
Mérida 82°F82°F82°F82°F84°F84°F85°F85°F85°F84°F84°F83°F

Tourism Score

Compare the Tourism Score in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106. EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score

Compare the Beach/Pool Score in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105. EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season

Compare the Growing Season in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboLa EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days

Compare the Growing Degree Days in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°F12,000°F12,000°FNowNowMaracaiboMaracaiboLa EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Compare the Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, La Esmeralda, and MéridaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6. EsmeraldaLa EsmeraldaValenciaValenciaCaracasCaracasMéridaMérida
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
La Esmeralda

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