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Winter Weather in Cristo Rey Mexico

Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 84°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 88°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 81°F on January 23.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 62°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 68°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 57°F on January 24.

For reference, on June 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cristo Rey typically range from 78°F to 90°F, while on January 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 81°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°FFallSpringJan 2381°FJan 2381°F57°F57°FDec 184°FDec 184°F62°F62°FFeb 2882°FFeb 2882°F58°F58°FJan 182°FJan 182°F59°F59°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 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 in Cristo Rey

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcoolcomfortable
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.

Nova Iguaçu, Brazil (5,234 miles away); Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia (8,229 miles); and Toliara, Madagascar (10,504 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cristo Rey (view comparison).

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Clouds

The winter in Cristo Rey experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49% on December 18.

The clearest day of the winter is February 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.

For reference, on September 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 89%, while on May 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringMay 2875%May 2875%Dec 158%Dec 158%Feb 2861%Feb 2861%Jan 154%Jan 154%Feb 159%Feb 159%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly 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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cristo Rey, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 80% on August 28, and its lowest chance is 0% on April 2.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%FallSpringDec 16%Dec 16%Feb 285%Feb 285%Jan 17%Jan 17%Feb 17%Feb 17%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 winter in Cristo Rey is gradually decreasing, starting the season at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the season at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inFallSpringDec 10.8 inDec 10.8 inFeb 280.4 inFeb 280.4 inJan 10.6 inJan 10.6 inFeb 10.9 inFeb 10.9 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of the winter in Cristo Rey, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 50 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 10 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 2110 hr, 45 minDec 2110 hr, 45 minnightnightdaydayFeb 2811 hr, 41 minFeb 2811 hr, 41 minFeb 111 hr, 9 minFeb 111 hr, 9 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 winter in Cristo Rey is 6:45 AM on January 15 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 6:24 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 5:17 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 49 minutes later at 6:06 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Cristo Rey 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 6:19 AM and sets 13 hours, 31 minutes later, at 7:50 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:38 AM and sets 10 hours, 45 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring6:24 AM6:24 AMFeb 286:06 PMFeb 286:06 PM6:26 AM6:26 AMDec 15:17 PMDec 15:17 PM6:45 AM6:45 AMJan 155:39 PMJan 155:39 PM6:41 AM6:41 AMFeb 15:51 PMFeb 15:51 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Moon

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 in Cristo Rey

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringNov 42:15 PMNov 42:15 PMNov 191:58 AMNov 191:58 AMDec 412:44 AMDec 412:44 AMDec 189:36 PMDec 189:36 PMJan 211:34 AMJan 211:34 AMJan 174:49 PMJan 174:49 PMJan 3110:47 PMJan 3110:47 PMFeb 169:57 AMFeb 169:57 AMMar 210:35 AMMar 210:35 AMMar 1812:18 AMMar 1812:18 AMMar 3111:25 PMMar 3111:25 PM5:50 AM5:50 AM5:02 PM5:02 PM6:31 AM6:31 AM6:51 AM6:51 AM5:51 PM5:51 PM5:04 PM5:04 PM7:06 AM7:06 AM6:43 AM6:43 AM5:37 PM5:37 PM5:34 PM5:34 PM7:28 AM7:28 AM5:29 PM5:29 PM5:17 PM5:17 PM6:48 AM6:48 AM6:35 AM6:35 AM6:21 PM6:21 PM5:55 PM5:55 PM6:34 AM6:34 AM6:02 PM6:02 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.

Humidity

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 Cristo Rey is very rapidly decreasing during the winter, falling from 32% to 8% over the course of the season.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during the winter is 6% on January 24.

For reference, on September 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringJan 246%Jan 246%Dec 132%Dec 132%Feb 288%Feb 288%Jan 110%Jan 110%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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.

Wind

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 Cristo Rey is essentially constant during the winter, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on June 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour, while on October 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during the winter is 5.1 miles per hour on December 18.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mphFallSpringDec 185.1 mphDec 185.1 mphDec 15.1 mphDec 15.1 mphFeb 285.4 mphFeb 285.4 mphFeb 15.3 mphFeb 15.3 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Cristo Rey during the winter is predominantly out of the north from December 1 to January 16 and the west from January 16 to February 28.

Wind Direction in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Wind Direction in the Winter in Cristo ReyWNWDecJanFeb0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FallSpringwesteastnorthsouth
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).

Water Temperature

Cristo Rey 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 Cristo Rey is decreasing during the winter, falling by 6°F, from 80°F to 73°F, over the course of the season.

Average Water Temperature in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Average Water Temperature in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F88°F88°FFallSpringDec 180°FDec 180°FFeb 2873°FFeb 2873°FJan 176°FJan 176°FFeb 174°FFeb 174°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

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 Cristo Rey 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 in Cristo Rey

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring100%Jan 15100%Jan 15coolcomfortablewarmhotcold
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 Cristo Rey are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 7,872°F, from 8,964°F to 1,092°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°F9,000°F9,000°FFallSpringDec 18,964°FDec 18,964°FFeb 271,092°FFeb 271,092°FJan 11°FJan 11°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the winter, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Cristo Rey is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.8 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 3.9 kWh on December 19.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Cristo Rey

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Cristo ReyDecJanFeb0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFallSpringDec 193.9 kWhDec 193.9 kWhDec 14.2 kWhDec 14.2 kWhFeb 285.8 kWhFeb 285.8 kWhFeb 14.7 kWhFeb 14.7 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cristo Rey are 22.582 deg latitude, -105.724 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cristo Rey is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 46 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 13 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,617 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,143 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cristo Rey is covered by cropland (93%), within 10 miles by water (36%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and trees (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cristo Rey, 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 Cristo Rey.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cristo Rey 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 Cristo Rey is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cristo Rey and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MMMZ, 76%, 85 kilometers, northwest) and Amado Nervo International Airport (MMEP, 24%, 158 kilometers, southeast).

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.

Disclaimer

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.