Average Weather in December in Soto la Marina Mexico
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 59°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on June 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Soto la Marina typically range from 75°F to 96°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 54°F to 76°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. 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 December
Lāla, India (9,030 miles away); Tennant Creek, Australia (9,090 miles); and Mount Isa, Australia (8,775 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Soto la Marina (view comparison).
The month of December in Soto la Marina experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 36% to 40%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on December 20.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on July 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on May 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Soto la Marina, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on September 12, and its lowest chance is 6% on December 15.
Probability of Precipitation in December
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 December in Soto la Marina is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.9 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on December 17.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Soto la Marina, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 10 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Soto la Marina is 6:58 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 16 minutes later at 7:15 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:45 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 12 minutes later at 5:56 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Soto la Marina during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:46 AM and sets 13 hours, 36 minutes later, at 8:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:11 AM and sets 10 hours, 40 minutes later, at 5:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
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 Soto la Marina is rapidly decreasing during December, falling from 28% to 12% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 7% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
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 Soto la Marina is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 9.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.9 miles per hour, while on September 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Soto la Marina 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 Soto la Marina is gradually decreasing during December, falling by 3°F, from 74°F to 71°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
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 Soto la Marina 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 December
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 Soto la Marina are rapidly increasing during December, increasing by 468°F, from 8,640°F to 9,108°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
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 Soto la Marina is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.1 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 3.9 kWh on December 30.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Soto la Marina are 23.770 deg latitude, -98.204 deg longitude, and 59 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Soto la Marina contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 62 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (676 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,774 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Soto la Marina is covered by cropland (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (95%), and within 50 miles by cropland (59%) and water (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Soto la Marina 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, General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Soto la Marina.
At a distance of 168 kilometers from Soto la Marina, 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 Soto la Marina to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 26%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 74%.
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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