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Spring Weather in Apía Colombia

Daily high temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 78°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 73°F on May 30.

Daily low temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 63°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 61°F on May 21.

For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Apía typically range from 60°F to 74°F, while on October 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 72°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Apía

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°FWinterSummerApr 2373°FApr 2373°F60°F60°FMar 174°FMar 174°F60°F60°FMay 3173°FMay 3173°F61°F61°FApr 173°FApr 173°F60°F60°F
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 spring 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 Spring in Apía

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay12 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 AMWinterSummercoolcoolcomfortable
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.

Musanze, Rwanda (7,308 miles away) and Berastagi, Indonesia (11,760 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Apía (view comparison).

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The spring in Apía experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 91% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93% on May 8.

The clearest day of the spring is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 12% of the time.

For reference, on May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on July 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 20%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Apía

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerJul 2620%Jul 2620%Mar 112%Mar 112%May 3110%May 3110%Apr 18%Apr 18%May 17%May 17%partly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Apía, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 66% and ending it at 82%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 87% on November 8, and its lowest chance is 62% on February 5.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Apía

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%WinterSummerApr 2386%Apr 2386%Mar 166%Mar 166%May 3182%May 3182%Apr 177%Apr 177%rain
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 spring in Apía is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 7.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.6 inches or falls below 2.4 inches, and ending the season at 11.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 18.0 inches or falls below 4.6 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 11.8 inches on May 1.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Apía

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 inWinterSummerApr 2911.8 inApr 2911.8 inMar 17.8 inMar 17.8 inMay 3111.1 inMay 3111.1 inApr 19.6 inApr 19.6 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 spring in Apía, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 15 seconds, and weekly increase of 1 minute, 44 seconds.

The shortest day of the spring is March 1, with 12 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Apía

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minnightnightdaydayMay 3112 hr, 24 minMay 3112 hr, 24 minMay 112 hr, 18 minMay 112 hr, 18 min
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 latest sunrise of the spring in Apía is 6:15 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 5:49 AM on May 23.

The latest sunset is 6:16 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 7 minutes earlier at 6:09 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Apía during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:53 AM and sets 12 hours, 25 minutes later, at 6:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:07 AM and sets 11 hours, 50 minutes later, at 5:56 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in Apía

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer5:49 AM5:49 AMMay 236:11 PMMay 236:11 PM6:15 AM6:15 AMMar 16:16 PMMar 16:16 PM5:52 AM5:52 AMApr 306:09 PMApr 306:09 PM6:02 AM6:02 AMApr 16:12 PMApr 16:12 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the spring. 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 spring 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 Spring in Apía

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerFeb 112:06 PMFeb 112:06 PMFeb 273:18 AMFeb 273:18 AMMar 135:22 AMMar 135:22 AMMar 281:49 PMMar 281:49 PMApr 119:31 PMApr 119:31 PMApr 2610:32 PMApr 2610:32 PMMay 112:01 PMMay 112:01 PMMay 266:15 AMMay 266:15 AMJun 105:53 AMJun 105:53 AMJun 241:40 PMJun 241:40 PM6:15 AM6:15 AM6:26 PM6:26 PM5:59 PM5:59 PM6:35 AM6:35 AM6:25 AM6:25 AM6:42 PM6:42 PM6:25 PM6:25 PM6:50 AM6:50 AM6:06 PM6:06 PM5:58 PM5:58 PM6:17 AM6:17 AM6:15 PM6:15 PM5:37 PM5:37 PM5:52 AM5:52 AM6:38 PM6:38 PM6:28 PM6:28 PM6:40 AM6:40 AM
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 in Apía is rapidly increasing during the spring, rising from 19% to 33% over the course of the season.

The highest chance of a muggy day during the spring is 35% on May 7.

For reference, on May 7, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 35% of the time, while on October 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 11% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in Apía

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%WinterSummerMay 735%May 735%Mar 119%Mar 119%May 3133%May 3133%Apr 126%Apr 126%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
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 Apía is essentially constant during the spring, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 1.7 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on October 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.2 miles per hour, while on July 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Apía

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0.0 mph0.0 mph0.5 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.0 mphWinterSummerMar 11.8 mphMar 11.8 mphMay 311.6 mphMay 311.6 mphApr 11.8 mphApr 11.8 mphMay 11.7 mphMay 11.7 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Apía throughout the spring is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 63% on March 7.

Wind Direction in the Spring in Apía

Wind Direction in the Spring in ApíaWSMarAprMay0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%WinterSummerwestsoutheast
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 Apía 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 Spring in Apía

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummer100%Apr 16100%Apr 16coolcomfortablewarm
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 Apía are very rapidly increasing during the spring, increasing by 1,446°F, from 962°F to 2,408°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Apía

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°F1,800°F1,800°F2,000°F2,000°F2,200°F2,200°F2,400°F2,400°FWinterSummerMar 1962°FMar 1962°FMay 312,408°FMay 312,408°FApr 11,455°FApr 11,455°FMay 11,931°FMay 11,931°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the spring, 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 Apía is essentially constant during the spring, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 4.4 kWh throughout.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the spring is 4.3 kWh on May 10.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Apía

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in ApíaMarAprMay0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhWinterSummerMay 104.3 kWhMay 104.3 kWhMar 14.6 kWhMar 14.6 kWhMay 314.5 kWhMay 314.5 kWhApr 14.4 kWhApr 14.4 kWh
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 Apía are 5.106 deg latitude, -75.943 deg longitude, and 5,282 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Apía contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,153 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,458 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,636 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (17,218 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Apía is covered by trees (98%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and grassland (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and grassland (14%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Apía, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Apía.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Apía according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Apía is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Apía and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Apía and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

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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