April Weather in El Salto Mexico
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 67°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 77°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 34°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 44°F.
For reference, on June 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in El Salto typically range from 45°F to 74°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 59°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April in El Salto
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. 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 April in El Salto
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The month of April in El Salto experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 46% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49% on April 9.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on September 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 86%, while on May 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April in El Salto
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In El Salto, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 2% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 72% on August 21, and its lowest chance is 2% on April 12.
Probability of Precipitation in April in El Salto
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 April in El Salto is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.1 inches on April 10.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April in El Salto
Over the course of April in El Salto, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 38 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 18 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April in El Salto
The earliest sunrise of the month in El Salto is 6:51 AM on April 3 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:50 AM on April 4.
The earliest sunset is 7:17 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 12 minutes later at 8:29 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on April 4, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:15 AM and sets 13 hours, 36 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:39 AM and sets 10 hours, 40 minutes later, at 6:19 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in El Salto
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 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 April in El Salto
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 El Salto is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on November 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April in El Salto
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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 El Salto is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour, while on July 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during April is 4.3 miles per hour on April 1.
Average Wind Speed in April in El Salto
The hourly average wind direction in El Salto throughout April is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 55% on April 30.
Wind Direction in April in El Salto
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 El Salto typically lasts for 5.9 months (179 days), from around April 27 to around October 24, rarely starting before April 7 or after May 16, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 10.
During April in El Salto, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 4% to 56% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April in El Salto
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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 El Salto are increasing during April, increasing by 200°F, from 283°F to 482°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April in El Salto
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 El Salto is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 7.1 kWh to 7.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April in El Salto
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Salto are 23.778 deg latitude, -105.362 deg longitude, and 8,343 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of El Salto contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,217 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,438 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,596 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,554 feet).
The area within 2 miles of El Salto is covered by trees (68%), artificial surfaces (13%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by trees (80%) and shrubs (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (85%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in El Salto, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in El Salto.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and El Salto according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at El Salto is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between El Salto and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Durango International Airport (MMDO, 79%, 93 kilometers, northeast) and General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MMMZ, 21%, 115 kilometers, southwest).
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.
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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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