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Average Weather in May in Atocha Bolivia

Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 61°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 65°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 31°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 37°F.

For reference, on December 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Atocha typically range from 41°F to 69°F, while on July 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in May

Average High and Low Temperature in May in Atocha18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313115°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°FAprJunMay 161°FMay 161°F31°F31°FMay 3156°FMay 3156°F26°F26°FMay 1159°FMay 1159°F29°F29°FMay 2157°FMay 2157°F27°F27°FNowNow
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.

Average Hourly Temperature in May

Average Hourly Temperature in May in Atocha18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcool
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.

La Ciudad, Mexico (4,075 miles away) and Cerro La Calera, Mexico (3,588 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Atocha (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of May in Atocha experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 34% to 29%.

The clearest day of the month is May 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.

For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.

Cloud Cover Categories in May

Cloud Cover Categories in May in Atocha1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJunMay 165%May 165%May 3171%May 3171%May 1169%May 1169%May 2170%May 2170%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Atocha, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is essentially constant, remaining around 11% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 50% on January 10, and its lowest chance is 9% on June 17.

Over the course of May in Atocha, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 7% to 2%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 2% to 8%.

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).

Rainfall

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 Atocha is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches or falls below -0.0 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.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during May in Atocha is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May in Atocha1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 inAprJunMay 10.2 inMay 10.2 inMay 310.3 inMay 310.3 inMay 110.3 inMay 110.3 inMay 210.3 inMay 210.3 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of May in Atocha, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 23 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 45 seconds, and weekly decrease of 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is May 31, with 10 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 1, with 11 hours, 19 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 Atocha is 6:42 AM on May 1 and the latest sunrise is 12 minutes later at 6:54 AM on May 31.

The latest sunset is 6:01 PM on May 1 and the earliest sunset is 11 minutes earlier at 5:50 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Atocha during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:40 AM and sets 13 hours, 25 minutes later, at 7:05 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:00 AM and sets 10 hours, 52 minutes later, at 5:52 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May

Moon in Atocha18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunApr 1110:31 PMApr 1110:31 PMApr 2611:32 PMApr 2611:32 PMMay 113:01 PMMay 113:01 PMMay 267:15 AMMay 267:15 AMJun 106:53 AMJun 106:53 AMJun 242:40 PMJun 242:40 PM6:06 AM6:06 AM6:18 PM6:18 PM5:59 PM5:59 PM7:03 AM7:03 AM6:31 AM6:31 AM6:01 PM6:01 PM5:19 PM5:19 PM6:54 AM6:54 AM7:03 AM7:03 AM6:06 PM6:06 PM5:53 PM5:53 PM7:54 AM7:54 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 Atocha is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in May

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Atocha1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%AprJunMay 160%May 160%May 10%May 10%May 310%May 310%NowNowdrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Atocha is rapidly increasing during May, increasing from 9.4 miles per hour to 12.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.1 miles per hour, while on March 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 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 hourly average wind direction in Atocha throughout May is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 87% on May 31.

Wind Direction in May

Wind Direction in May in Atocha1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%AprJunNowNowwesteastnorth
northeastsouthwest
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).

Growing Season

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).

The growing season in Atocha typically lasts for 3.7 months (113 days), from around December 1 to around March 24, rarely starting before November 3 or after December 26, and rarely ending before February 1 or after April 20.

The month of May in Atocha is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Atochagrowing season1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJun-0%May 16-0%May 16Apr 2010%Apr 2010%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 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 Atocha are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 53°F, from 1,264°F to 1,318°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in May

Growing Degree Days in May in Atocha1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031311,050°F1,050°F1,100°F1,100°F1,150°F1,150°F1,200°F1,200°F1,250°F1,250°F1,300°F1,300°F1,350°F1,350°F1,400°F1,400°F1,450°F1,450°F1,500°F1,500°FAprJunMay 11,264°FMay 11,264°FMay 311,318°FMay 311,318°FMay 111,287°FMay 111,287°FMay 211,305°FMay 211,305°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of May, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Atocha is gradually decreasing during May, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 5.6 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Atocha1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhAprJunMay 16.2 kWhMay 16.2 kWhMay 315.6 kWhMay 315.6 kWhMay 115.9 kWhMay 115.9 kWhMay 215.7 kWhMay 215.7 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Atocha are -20.935 deg latitude, -66.221 deg longitude, and 12,057 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Atocha contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 938 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12,271 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,285 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,856 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Atocha is covered by bare soil (71%) and sparse vegetation (25%), within 10 miles by bare soil (42%) and sparse vegetation (30%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (37%) and sparse vegetation (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Atocha, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Atocha 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 Atocha, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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