Winter Weather at Cotopaxi International Airport Ecuador
Daily high temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 67°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 62°F on July 15.
Daily low temperatures are around 47°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on November 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Cotopaxi International Airport typically range from 48°F to 67°F, while on September 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 63°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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 Cotopaxi International Airport
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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States (3,797 miles away) and Natubleng, Philippines (10,736 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cotopaxi International Airport (view comparison).
The winter at Cotopaxi International Airport experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 65% to 57%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49% on July 31.
The clearest day of the winter is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 90%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 51%.
Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Cotopaxi International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is very rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 49% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 75% on April 10, and its lowest chance is 22% on August 7.
Probability of Precipitation in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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 Cotopaxi International Airport is rapidly decreasing, starting the season at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the season at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.0 inches on August 15.
Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
Over the course of the winter at Cotopaxi International Airport, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the winter is June 25, with 12 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 12 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
The earliest sunrise of the winter at Cotopaxi International Airport is 6:10 AM on June 1 and the latest sunrise is 9 minutes later at 6:18 AM on July 24.
The earliest sunset is 6:14 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 9 minutes later at 6:23 PM on July 25.
Daylight saving time is not observed at Cotopaxi International Airport during 2022.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:07 AM and sets 12 hours, 11 minutes later, at 6:17 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:14 AM and sets 12 hours, 4 minutes later, at 6:18 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the winter of 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 the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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 Cotopaxi International Airport is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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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 Cotopaxi International Airport is increasing during the winter, increasing from 5.3 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the season.
For reference, on August 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on February 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during the winter is 7.8 miles per hour on August 1.
Average Wind Speed in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
The hourly average wind direction at Cotopaxi International Airport throughout the winter is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 95% on July 4.
Wind Direction in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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 at Cotopaxi International Airport 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 the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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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 Cotopaxi International Airport are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 1,558°F, from 1,804°F to 247°F, over the course of the season.
Growing Degree Days in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
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 Cotopaxi International Airport is gradually increasing during the winter, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 5.3 kWh to 6.3 kWh, over the course of the season.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter at Cotopaxi International Airport
This report illustrates the typical weather at Cotopaxi 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
Cotopaxi 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.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
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.
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