Average Weather in May in Las Mercedes Venezuela
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 98°F to 94°F, rarely falling below 88°F or exceeding 105°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 76°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 79°F.
For reference, on March 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Las Mercedes typically range from 75°F to 102°F, while on January 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 70°F to 95°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
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Buba, Guinea-Bissau (3,497 miles away); Banfora, Burkina Faso (4,194 miles); and Tanguiéta, Benin (4,603 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Las Mercedes (view comparison).
The month of May in Las Mercedes experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 79% to 70%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79% on May 6.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.
For reference, on May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on July 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 43%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Las Mercedes, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 47%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 69% on July 30, and its lowest chance is 1% on January 18.
Probability of Precipitation in May
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 Las Mercedes is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.7 inches or falls below 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 5.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.5 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Las Mercedes, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Las Mercedes is 6:09 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 4 minutes earlier at 6:04 AM on May 27.
The earliest sunset is 6:36 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 6 minutes later at 6:41 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Las Mercedes during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:07 AM and sets 12 hours, 39 minutes later, at 6:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:35 AM and sets 11 hours, 36 minutes later, at 6:11 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
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
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 Las Mercedes is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 77% to 90% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 96% of the time, while on February 5, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 37% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
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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 Las Mercedes is decreasing during May, decreasing from 9.9 miles per hour to 8.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.7 miles per hour, while on September 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The hourly average wind direction in Las Mercedes throughout May is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 76% on May 31.
Wind Direction in May
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 Las Mercedes 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
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 Las Mercedes are very rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 972°F, from 3,708°F to 4,680°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
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 Las Mercedes is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 5.8 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Las Mercedes are 9.110 deg latitude, -66.397 deg longitude, and 535 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Las Mercedes contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 141 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 549 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (335 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,185 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Las Mercedes is covered by grassland (55%), cropland (20%), trees (12%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by grassland (60%) and trees (14%), and within 50 miles by grassland (65%) and trees (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Las Mercedes, 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, Caracas / La Carlota, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Las Mercedes.
At a distance of 161 kilometers from Las Mercedes, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Las Mercedes to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 18%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 82%.
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.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.
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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.