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Average Weather in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan Mexico

Daily high temperatures are around 77°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 85°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 76°F on January 4.

Daily low temperatures are around 54°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 59°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 53°F on January 8.

For reference, on June 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in San Miguel Zapotitlan typically range from 78°F to 96°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 53°F to 77°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January

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 January. 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 January

Average Hourly Temperature in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMDecFebcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tabālah, Saudi Arabia (8,742 miles away); Taichung, Taiwan (7,648 miles); and Mount Isa, Australia (8,131 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to San Miguel Zapotitlan (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of January in San Miguel Zapotitlan experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36% on January 22.

The clearest day of the month is January 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.

For reference, on July 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on June 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January

Cloud Cover Categories in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebJul 3126%Jul 3126%Jan 161%Jan 161%Jan 3162%Jan 3162%Jan 1162%Jan 1162%Jan 2163%Jan 2163%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In San Miguel Zapotitlan, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 53% on August 7, and its lowest chance is 1% on April 28.

Probability of Precipitation in January

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 January in San Miguel Zapotitlan is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January

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.

Sun

Over the course of January in San Miguel Zapotitlan, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 25 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 50 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 53 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrDecFebnightnightdaydayJan 110 hr, 33 minJan 110 hr, 33 minJan 3110 hr, 58 minJan 3110 hr, 58 min
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 latest sunrise of the month in San Miguel Zapotitlan is 7:04 AM on January 12 and the earliest sunrise is 4 minutes earlier at 7:00 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 5:36 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 5:59 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in San Miguel Zapotitlan during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:25 AM and sets 13 hours, 46 minutes later, at 8:10 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:58 AM and sets 10 hours, 31 minutes later, at 5:29 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDecFeb7:00 AM7:00 AMJan 315:59 PMJan 315:59 PM7:03 AM7:03 AMJan 15:36 PMJan 15:36 PM7:04 AM7:04 AMJan 125:44 PMJan 125:44 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of January. 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.

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 San Miguel Zapotitlan is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on February 11, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in January

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%DecFebJan 11%Jan 11%Jan 310%Jan 310%Jan 111%Jan 111%Jan 210%Jan 210%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 San Miguel Zapotitlan is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.7 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on December 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 7.7 miles per hour on January 13.

Average Wind Speed in January

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 San Miguel Zapotitlan throughout January is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 53% on January 1.

Wind Direction in January

Wind Direction in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%DecFebwestnortheastsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

San Miguel Zapotitlan 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan is essentially constant during January, remaining within 1°F of 67°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in January

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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).

Temperatures in San Miguel Zapotitlan 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 January

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in San Miguel Zapotitlan1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFeb100%Jan 16100%Jan 16coldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan are increasing during January, increasing by 404°F, from 0°F to 405°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in January

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 3.9 kWh to 4.6 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January

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 San Miguel Zapotitlan are 25.948 deg latitude, -109.047 deg longitude, and 52 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of San Miguel Zapotitlan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 472 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 72 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,041 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (3,235 feet).

The area within 2 miles of San Miguel Zapotitlan is covered by cropland (90%) and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (66%) and shrubs (18%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and cropland (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in San Miguel Zapotitlan 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, Los Mochis International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of San Miguel Zapotitlan.

At a distance of 30 kilometers from San Miguel Zapotitlan, 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan 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.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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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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.

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