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October Weather in Canatlán Mexico

Daily high temperatures are around 76°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 83°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 52°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 57°F.

For reference, on June 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Canatlán typically range from 56°F to 86°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 67°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in October in Canatlán

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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 October. 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 October in Canatlán

Average Hourly Temperature in October in Canatlán18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
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.

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Clouds

The month of October in Canatlán experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 62% to 39%.

The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.

For reference, on September 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, 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 October in Canatlán

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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 Canatlán, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 8%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on July 16, and its lowest chance is 1% on March 30.

Probability of Precipitation in October in Canatlán

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 October in Canatlán is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in October in Canatlán

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 October in Canatlán, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 21 seconds, and weekly decrease of 9 minutes, 27 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 14 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October in Canatlán

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 Canatlán is 8:04 AM on October 30 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 7:05 AM on October 31.

The latest sunset is 7:45 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 26 minutes earlier at 6:19 PM on October 31.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00 AM on October 31, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:11 AM and sets 13 hours, 40 minutes later, at 8:50 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:38 AM and sets 10 hours, 37 minutes later, at 6:15 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October in Canatlán

The solar day over the course of October. 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 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 October in Canatlán

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October in Canatlán18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovSep 67:52 PMSep 67:52 PMSep 206:55 PMSep 206:55 PMOct 66:06 AMOct 66:06 AMOct 209:57 AMOct 209:57 AMNov 43:15 PMNov 43:15 PMNov 192:58 AMNov 192:58 AM7:14 AM7:14 AM8:25 PM8:25 PM8:10 PM8:10 PM8:19 AM8:19 AM8:01 AM8:01 AM8:11 PM8:11 PM7:14 PM7:14 PM7:58 AM7:58 AM6:48 AM6:48 AM6:24 PM6:24 PM5:55 PM5:55 PM7:31 AM7:31 AMNowNow
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 Canatlán is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in October in Canatlán

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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 Canatlán is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on March 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour, while on October 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during October is 5.7 miles per hour on October 11.

Average Wind Speed in October in Canatlán

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Canatlán during October is predominantly out of the east from October 1 to October 30 and the west from October 30 to October 31.

Wind Direction in October in Canatlán

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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 Canatlán typically lasts for 8.0 months (247 days), from around March 14 to around November 16, rarely starting before February 15 or after April 9, and rarely ending before October 25 or after December 6.

The month of October in Canatlán is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season decreasing from 99% to 84% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October in Canatlán

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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 Canatlán are increasing during October, increasing by 367°F, from 3,960°F to 4,327°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in October in Canatlán

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of October, 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 Canatlán is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 5.4 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October in Canatlán

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October in Canatlán1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhSepNovOct 15.5 kWhOct 15.5 kWhOct 315.2 kWhOct 315.2 kWhOct 115.5 kWhOct 115.5 kWhOct 215.4 kWhOct 215.4 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 Canatlán are 24.526 deg latitude, -104.773 deg longitude, and 6,398 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Canatlán contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 801 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,462 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,936 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,365 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Canatlán is covered by grassland (47%) and cropland (43%), within 10 miles by grassland (41%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by grassland (44%) and trees (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Canatlán, 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 Canatlán.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Canatlán 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 Canatlán is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Canatlán and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Durango International Airport (MMDO, 88%, 51 kilometers, southeast) and Francisco Sarabia International Airport (MMTC, 12%, 180 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

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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.

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.