Daily high temperatures are around 82°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 71°F, rarely falling below 67°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on September 14, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tarauacá typically range from 72°F to 92°F, while on July 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 68°F to 84°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
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.
The month of May in Tarauacá experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 64% to 53%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 84%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tarauacá, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 60% and ending it at 41%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 83% on January 13, and its lowest chance is 21% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Tarauacá is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 5.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.8 inches or falls below 2.8 inches, and ending the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.
Over the course of May in Tarauacá, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is May 31, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 1, with 11 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
The earliest sunrise of the month in Tarauacá is 5:45 AM on May 1 and the latest sunrise is 5 minutes later at 5:50 AM on May 31.
The latest sunset is 5:34 PM on May 1 and the earliest sunset is 4 minutes earlier at 5:30 PM on May 26.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Tarauacá during 2018.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:23 AM and sets 12 hours, 36 minutes later, at 5:59 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:55 AM and sets 11 hours, 39 minutes later, at 5:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The solar day over the course of May. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tarauacá is essentially constant during May, remaining within 1% of 97% throughout.
For reference, on January 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on August 8, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 82% of the time.
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Tarauacá is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 1.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on July 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.9 miles per hour, while on March 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The wind direction in Tarauacá during May is predominantly out of the north from May 1 to May 12 and the east from May 12 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).
Temperatures in Tarauacá 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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Tarauacá are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 785°F, from 8,402°F to 9,187°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of May, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tarauacá is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.0 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tarauacá are -8.161 deg latitude, -70.766 deg longitude, and 581 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tarauacá contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 157 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 573 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (554 feet). Within 50 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (784 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tarauacá is covered by trees (42%), cropland (31%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by trees (79%) and cropland (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (96%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tarauacá year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Tarauacá is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Tarauacá, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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