Average Weather in January in Minatitlán Mexico
Daily high temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 84°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 78°F on January 8.
Daily low temperatures are around 67°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 71°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 66°F on January 30.
For reference, on May 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minatitlán typically range from 76°F to 95°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 66°F to 78°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
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
The month of January in Minatitlán experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 36% to 29%.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.
For reference, on September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 89%, while on February 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Minatitlán, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is decreasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 77% on September 12, and its lowest chance is 13% on March 23.
Probability of Precipitation in January
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 Minatitlán is decreasing, starting the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Minatitlán, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 51 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The earliest sunrise of the month in Minatitlán is 6:49 AM on January 1 and the latest sunrise is 3 minutes later at 6:52 AM on January 19.
The earliest sunset is 5:54 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 18 minutes later at 6:12 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Minatitlán 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 6:43 AM and sets 13 hours, 13 minutes later, at 7:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 11 hours, 3 minutes later, at 5:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
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 Minatitlán is gradually decreasing during January, falling from 72% to 67% over the course of the month.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during January is 67% on January 14.
For reference, on June 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 14, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 67% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
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 Minatitlán is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 9.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 9.3 miles per hour on January 6.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Minatitlán 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 Minatitlán is essentially constant during January, remaining within 1°F of 75°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in January
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 Minatitlán 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
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 Minatitlán are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 633°F, from 1°F to 634°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
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 Minatitlán is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 5.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Minatitlán are 18.000 deg latitude, -94.557 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Minatitlán contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 148 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 80 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (266 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,472 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Minatitlán is covered by artificial surfaces (62%) and cropland (37%), within 10 miles by cropland (88%), and within 50 miles by cropland (69%) and water (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Minatitlán year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Minatitlán is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Minatitlán, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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 .
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