Average Weather in October in Palmichal Costa Rica
In Palmichal, the month of October is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 77°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 81°F or dropping below 73°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 77°F on October 24.
Daily low temperatures are around 64°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 67°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 64°F on October 2.
For reference, on March 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Palmichal typically range from 66°F to 82°F, while on October 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 64°F to 77°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. 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 October
The month of October in Palmichal experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 94% to 86%.
The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 14% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 95%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Palmichal, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 50% and ending it at 44%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 6% on March 16.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Palmichal is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 6.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 12.5 inches or falls below 2.6 inches, and ending the month at 5.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.7 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 6.7 inches on October 11.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Palmichal, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 15 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 30 seconds, and weekly decrease of 3 minutes, 32 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 12 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Palmichal is 5:25 AM on October 10 and the latest sunrise is 1 minute, 56 seconds later at 5:27 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 5:27 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 5:13 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Palmichal during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 12 hours, 42 minutes later, at 5:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:48 AM and sets 11 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Palmichal is rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 70% to 58% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 72% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Palmichal is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 1.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.6 miles per hour, while on July 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.1 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during October is 1.5 miles per hour on October 8.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Palmichal 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 Palmichal is essentially constant during October, remaining around 82°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Palmichal is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.8 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 3.7 kWh on October 11.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Palmichal are 9.838 deg latitude, -84.205 deg longitude, and 3,491 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Palmichal contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,228 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,568 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,464 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,447 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Palmichal is covered by trees (60%), grassland (23%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by trees (42%) and grassland (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and water (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Palmichal 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 Palmichal.
At a distance of 17 kilometers from Palmichal, 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 Palmichal 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 .