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April Weather in Oaxaca Mexico

Daily high temperatures are around 87°F, rarely falling below 80°F or exceeding 93°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 87°F on April 17.

Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 56°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 63°F.

For reference, on April 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Oaxaca typically range from 58°F to 87°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 47°F to 78°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in April in Oaxaca

Average High and Low Temperature in April in OaxacaApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303045°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°FMarMayApr 1787°FApr 1787°F58°F58°FApr 186°FApr 186°F56°F56°FApr 3087°FApr 3087°F59°F59°FNowNow
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 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 Oaxaca

Average Hourly Temperature in April in OaxacaApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMMarMayNowNowcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
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.

Lusaka, Zambia (8,809 miles away); Laela, Tanzania (8,956 miles); and Dek’emhāre, Eritrea (8,702 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Oaxaca (view comparison).

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The month of April in Oaxaca experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 37% to 53%.

The clearest day of the month is April 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.

For reference, on June 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 92%, while on February 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.

Cloud Cover Categories in April in Oaxaca

Cloud Cover Categories in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MarMayApr 163%Apr 163%Apr 3047%Apr 3047%Apr 1159%Apr 1159%Apr 2154%Apr 2154%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Oaxaca, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 21%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 71% on September 2, and its lowest chance is 4% on December 16.

Probability of Precipitation in April in Oaxaca

Probability of Precipitation in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%40%40%45%45%50%50%MarMayApr 19%Apr 19%Apr 3021%Apr 3021%Apr 1114%Apr 1114%Apr 2116%Apr 2116%NowNowrain
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 April in Oaxaca is increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in April in Oaxaca

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 snowfall.

Over the course of April in Oaxaca, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 26 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 54 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 20 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April in Oaxaca

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 earliest sunrise of the month in Oaxaca is 6:20 AM on April 2 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:19 AM on April 3.

The earliest sunset is 6:40 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 7:46 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on April 3, 2022, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:54 AM and sets 13 hours, 9 minutes later, at 8:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:51 AM and sets 11 hours, 7 minutes later, at 5:58 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in Oaxaca

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMarMay6:20 AM6:20 AMApr 26:40 PMApr 26:40 PM7:01 AM7:01 AMApr 307:46 PMApr 307:46 PM7:10 AM7:10 AMApr 167:43 PMApr 167:43 PMApr 3DSTApr 3DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of April. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for April 2022. 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 Oaxaca

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in April in OaxacaApr11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMMarMayMar 211:35 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 181:18 AMMar 181:18 AMApr 112:25 AMApr 112:25 AMApr 161:56 PMApr 161:56 PMApr 303:29 PMApr 303:29 PMMay 1511:15 PMMay 1511:15 PMMay 306:31 AMMay 306:31 AM6:52 AM6:52 AM6:48 PM6:48 PM6:20 PM6:20 PM6:56 AM6:56 AM6:07 AM6:07 AM6:25 PM6:25 PM7:54 PM7:54 PM7:50 AM7:50 AM6:55 AM6:55 AM7:52 PM7:52 PM7:38 PM7:38 PM7:14 AM7:14 AM6:53 AM6:53 AM8:23 PM8:23 PM
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.
Apr 2022IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
0%6:43 AME7:17 PMW-12:59 PMS241,252 mi
2
3%7:20 AME8:08 PMWNW-1:42 PMS243,766 mi
3
5%8:57 AMENE10:00 PMWNW-4:00 AMNNE245,090 mi
4
13%9:36 AMENE10:52 PMWNW-4:12 PMN248,329 mi
5
20%10:18 AMENE11:45 PMWNW-5:00 PMN249,999 mi
6
29%11:02 AMENE--5:49 PMN251,031 mi
7
38%-12:37 AMWNW11:50 AMENE6:39 PMN251,293 mi
8
48%-1:29 AMWNW12:41 PMENE7:30 PMN250,714 mi
9
50%-2:19 AMWNW1:33 PMENE8:21 PMN249,289 mi
10
67%-3:06 AMWNW2:27 PMENE9:10 PMN247,090 mi
11
76%-3:51 AMWNW3:20 PMENE9:58 PMN244,260 mi
12
85%-4:32 AMWNW4:14 PMENE10:45 PMS241,005 mi
13
92%-5:12 AMWNW5:07 PME11:30 PMS237,582 mi
14
95%-5:50 AMW6:01 PME--
15
97%-6:29 AMW6:56 PME12:16 AMS234,270 mi
16
100%-7:08 AMW7:54 PME1:03 AMS231,350 mi
17
100%-7:50 AMWSW8:54 PMESE1:52 AMS229,059 mi
18
97%-8:36 AMWSW9:57 PMESE2:44 AMS227,559 mi
19
91%-9:27 AMWSW11:03 PMESE3:42 AMS226,917 mi
20
83%-10:24 AMWSW-4:43 AMS227,103 mi
21
73%12:08 AMESE11:25 AMWSW-5:47 AMS228,002 mi
22
62%1:11 AMESE12:29 PMWSW-6:51 AMS229,447 mi
23
50%2:09 AMESE1:33 PMWSW-7:52 AMS231,263 mi
24
38%3:01 AMESE2:34 PMWSW-8:48 AMS233,298 mi
25
27%3:47 AMESE3:32 PMWSW-9:40 AMS235,444 mi
26
18%4:28 AMESE4:26 PMW-10:27 AMS237,634 mi
27
10%5:06 AME5:19 PMW-11:12 AMS239,832 mi
28
5%5:43 AME6:10 PMW-11:55 AMS242,017 mi
29
1%6:18 AME7:00 PMW-12:38 PMS244,162 mi
30
0%6:55 AMENE7:52 PMWNW-1:21 PMS246,218 mi

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 Oaxaca is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on September 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on December 19, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in April in Oaxaca

Humidity Comfort Levels in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%MarMayApr 10%Apr 10%Apr 300%Apr 300%Apr 110%Apr 110%Apr 210%Apr 210%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

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 Oaxaca is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.5 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on November 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour, while on May 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in April in Oaxaca

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

The wind direction in Oaxaca during April is predominantly out of the north from April 1 to April 24 and the east from April 24 to April 30.

Wind Direction in April in Oaxaca

Wind Direction in April in OaxacaNEApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%MarMayNowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
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).

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 Oaxaca 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 April in Oaxaca

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%MarMay100%Apr 16100%Apr 16NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Oaxaca are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 626°F, from 1,462°F to 2,088°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in April in Oaxaca

Growing Degree Days in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930301,400°F1,400°F1,500°F1,500°F1,600°F1,600°F1,700°F1,700°F1,800°F1,800°F1,900°F1,900°F2,000°F2,000°F2,100°F2,100°F2,200°F2,200°FMarMayApr 11,462°FApr 11,462°FApr 302,088°FApr 302,088°FApr 111,673°FApr 111,673°FApr 211,890°FApr 211,890°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of April, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Oaxaca is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.0 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April in Oaxaca

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April in OaxacaApr1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMarMayApr 17.2 kWhApr 17.2 kWhApr 306.8 kWhApr 306.8 kWhApr 117.1 kWhApr 117.1 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.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Oaxaca are 17.065 deg latitude, -96.724 deg longitude, and 5,141 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Oaxaca contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 955 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,181 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,902 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,538 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Oaxaca is covered by artificial surfaces (90%), within 10 miles by shrubs (29%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (49%) and shrubs (32%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Oaxaca, 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, Oaxaca - Xoxocotlán International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Oaxaca.

At a distance of 7 kilometers from Oaxaca, 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 Oaxaca 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 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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