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Winter Weather at Benito Juárez International Airport Mexico

Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 72°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 81°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 70°F on January 8.

Daily low temperatures are around 45°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 53°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 43°F on January 14.

For reference, on May 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Benito Juárez International Airport typically range from 55°F to 80°F, while on January 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 71°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FFallSpringJan 670°FJan 670°F44°F44°FDec 172°FDec 172°F46°F46°FFeb 2876°FFeb 2876°F47°F47°FFeb 172°FFeb 172°F45°F45°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 winter temperatures. 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 the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb12 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 AMFallSpringNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarm
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.

Cochabamba, Bolivia (3,390 miles away); Mbeya, Tanzania (9,195 miles); and Adi Keyh, Eritrea (8,760 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Benito Juárez International Airport (view comparison).

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The winter at Benito Juárez International Airport experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 44% to 33%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on February 26.

The clearest day of the winter is February 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.

For reference, on September 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 89%, while on February 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringSep 1210%Sep 1210%Dec 156%Dec 156%Feb 2867%Feb 2867%Jan 156%Jan 156%Feb 163%Feb 163%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
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. At Benito Juárez International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is essentially constant, remaining around 4% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 79% on July 5, and its lowest chance is 2% on December 8.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%FallSpringDec 82%Dec 82%Feb 284%Feb 284%Jan 14%Jan 14%Feb 15%Feb 15%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 season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the winter at Benito Juárez International Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.1 inches on December 12.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inFallSpringDec 120.1 inDec 120.1 inFeb 280.2 inFeb 280.2 inJan 10.2 inJan 10.2 inFeb 10.3 inFeb 10.3 in
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 the winter at Benito Juárez International Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 42 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 29 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 2110 hr, 58 minDec 2110 hr, 58 minnightnightdaydayFeb 2811 hr, 45 minFeb 2811 hr, 45 minFeb 111 hr, 18 minFeb 111 hr, 18 minNowNow
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 winter at Benito Juárez International Airport is 6:54 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 7:13 AM on January 18.

The earliest sunset is 5:56 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 45 minutes later at 6:41 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed at Benito Juárez International Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the winter, so the entire season is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:59 AM and sets 13 hours, 18 minutes later, at 8:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:05 AM and sets 10 hours, 58 minutes later, at 6:03 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring6:54 AM6:54 AMDec 15:56 PMDec 15:56 PM6:56 AM6:56 AMFeb 286:41 PMFeb 286:41 PM7:13 AM7:13 AMJan 186:20 PMJan 186:20 PM7:10 AM7:10 AMJan 16:09 PMJan 16:09 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the winter. 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 figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter of 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 the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNov 43:15 PMNov 43:15 PMNov 192:58 AMNov 192:58 AMDec 41:44 AMDec 41:44 AMDec 1810:36 PMDec 1810:36 PMJan 212:34 PMJan 212:34 PMJan 175:49 PMJan 175:49 PMJan 3111:47 PMJan 3111:47 PMFeb 1610:57 AMFeb 1610:57 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 181:18 AMMar 181:18 AMApr 112:25 AMApr 112:25 AM6:07 PM6:07 PM5:39 PM5:39 PM6:58 AM6:58 AM6:31 PM6:31 PM5:44 PM5:44 PM7:30 AM7:30 AM6:17 PM6:17 PM6:13 PM6:13 PM7:54 AM7:54 AM6:08 PM6:08 PM5:55 PM5:55 PM7:16 AM7:16 AM6:56 PM6:56 PM6:29 PM6:29 PM7:06 AM7:06 AM6:35 PM6:35 PMNowNow
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.

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 at Benito Juárez International Airport is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringJan 150%Jan 150%Dec 10%Dec 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%Jan 10%Jan 10%Feb 10%Feb 10%drydry
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 at Benito Juárez International Airport is gradually increasing during the winter, increasing from 4.3 miles per hour to 5.2 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on March 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour, while on May 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Average Wind Speed in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mphFallSpringDec 14.3 mphDec 14.3 mphFeb 285.2 mphFeb 285.2 mphJan 14.6 mphJan 14.6 mphFeb 15.0 mphFeb 15.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction at Benito Juárez International Airport during the winter is predominantly out of the north from December 1 to December 5 and the south from December 5 to February 28.

Wind Direction in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Wind Direction in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportNSDecJanFeb0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringNowNowwestsouthnortheast
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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Benito Juárez International Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 2, with a 69% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring85%Dec 185%Dec 191%Feb 2891%Feb 2869%Jan 169%Jan 178%Feb 178%Feb 190%Nov 1890%Nov 18NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 at Benito Juárez International Airport are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 3,831°F, from 4,374°F to 543°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Growing Degree Days in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FFallSpringDec 14,374°FDec 14,374°FFeb 27543°FFeb 27543°FJan 10°FJan 10°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, 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 at Benito Juárez International Airport is increasing during the winter, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 5.2 kWh to 6.6 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 5.0 kWh on December 22.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter at Benito Juárez International Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter at Benito Juárez International AirportDecJanFeb0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFallSpringDec 225.0 kWhDec 225.0 kWhDec 15.2 kWhDec 15.2 kWhFeb 286.6 kWhFeb 286.6 kWhFeb 15.7 kWhFeb 15.7 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 Benito Juárez International Airport are 19.436 deg latitude, -99.072 deg longitude, and 7,349 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Benito Juárez International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 230 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,332 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,729 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (14,596 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Benito Juárez International Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (98%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (82%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (24%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Benito Juárez International Airport, 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

Benito Juárez International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, Hermanos Serdán International Airport, Tulancingo, and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport.

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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