Average Weather in May in Paquera Costa Rica
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 92°F to 89°F, rarely falling below 85°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 79°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 83°F.
For reference, on March 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Paquera typically range from 80°F to 94°F, while on October 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 77°F to 88°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
Nai Harn, Thailand (11,213 miles away); Klang, Malaysia (11,459 miles); and Surabaya, Indonesia (11,228 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Paquera (view comparison).
The month of May in Paquera experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 82% to 93%.
The clearest day of the month is May 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 18% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Paquera, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 37%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 2% on January 25.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Paquera is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 5.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.8 inches or falls below 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Paquera, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 12 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Paquera is 5:22 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 5 minutes earlier at 5:17 AM on May 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:51 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 6 minutes later at 5:57 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Paquera during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:20 AM and sets 12 hours, 42 minutes later, at 6:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:51 AM and sets 11 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:24 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Paquera is increasing during May, rising from 94% to 100% over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 10, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 56% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Paquera is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour, while on July 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Paquera is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Paquera is essentially constant during May, remaining around 84°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during May is 85°F on May 4.
Average Water Temperature in May
Temperatures in Paquera are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Paquera are very rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 986°F, from 4,018°F to 5,004°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Paquera is decreasing during May, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 5.3 kWh to 3.9 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Paquera are 9.820 deg latitude, -84.935 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Paquera contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 689 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 127 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,444 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,641 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Paquera is covered by trees (38%), grassland (18%), water (14%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by water (55%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and trees (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Paquera year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Paquera.
At a distance of 82 kilometers from Paquera, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Paquera according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .