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Summer Weather in El Refugio Mexico

Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 91°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 96°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 61°F to 63°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 67°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 65°F on June 27.

For reference, on May 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in El Refugio typically range from 59°F to 92°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 77°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in El Refugio

Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°FSpringFallJun 191°FJun 191°F61°F61°FAug 3182°FAug 3182°F63°F63°FJul 184°FJul 184°F65°F65°FAug 182°FAug 182°F63°F63°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 summer 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 Summer in El Refugio

Average Hourly Temperature in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
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.

Gobabis, Namibia (8,786 miles away); Masunga, Botswana (9,304 miles); and Lusaka, Zambia (9,285 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to El Refugio (view comparison).

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Clouds

The summer in El Refugio experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 44% to 88%.

The clearest day of the summer is June 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.

For reference, on September 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 88%, while on May 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer in El Refugio

Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SpringFallJun 156%Jun 156%Aug 3112%Aug 3112%Jul 116%Jul 116%Aug 115%Aug 115%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 El Refugio, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 25% and ending it at 74%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 81% on July 8, and its lowest chance is 1% on March 27.

Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in El Refugio

Probability of Precipitation in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%SpringFallJul 881%Jul 881%Jun 125%Jun 125%Aug 3174%Aug 3174%Aug 175%Aug 175%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 summer in El Refugio is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the season at 6.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 3.8 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 7.4 inches on July 9.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in El Refugio

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inSpringFallJul 97.4 inJul 97.4 inJun 12.2 inJun 12.2 inAug 316.0 inAug 316.0 inAug 16.5 inAug 16.5 inNowNow
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 summer in El Refugio, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 30 seconds, and weekly decrease of 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 12 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in El Refugio

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSpringFallJun 2013 hr, 23 minJun 2013 hr, 23 minnightnightdaydayAug 3112 hr, 32 minAug 3112 hr, 32 minAug 113 hr, 3 minAug 113 hr, 3 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 summer in El Refugio is 7:13 AM on June 5 and the latest sunrise is 25 minutes later at 7:38 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 8:39 PM on July 4 and the earliest sunset is 29 minutes earlier at 8:11 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in El Refugio during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the summer, so the entire season is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:15 AM and sets 13 hours, 23 minutes later, at 8:38 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:26 AM and sets 10 hours, 53 minutes later, at 6:19 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in El Refugio

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMSpringFall7:13 AM7:13 AMJun 58:33 PMJun 58:33 PM7:18 AM7:18 AMJul 48:39 PMJul 48:39 PM7:38 AM7:38 AMAug 318:11 PMAug 318:11 PM7:29 AM7:29 AMAug 18:32 PMAug 18:32 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the summer. 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 summer 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 Summer in El Refugio

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallMay 112:01 PMMay 112:01 PMMay 266:15 AMMay 266:15 AMJun 105:53 AMJun 105:53 AMJun 241:40 PMJun 241:40 PMJul 98:17 PMJul 98:17 PMJul 239:38 PMJul 239:38 PMAug 88:51 AMAug 88:51 AMAug 227:03 AMAug 227:03 AMSep 67:52 PMSep 67:52 PMSep 206:55 PMSep 206:55 PM7:17 AM7:17 AM8:32 PM8:32 PM7:57 PM7:57 PM7:22 AM7:22 AM9:05 PM9:05 PM7:51 PM7:51 PM6:59 AM6:59 AM6:52 AM6:52 AM8:44 PM8:44 PM8:41 PM8:41 PM7:53 AM7:53 AM9:00 PM9:00 PM8:11 PM8:11 PM7:41 AM7:41 AM7:15 AM7:15 AM8:17 PM8:17 PM8:04 PM8:04 PM8:16 AM8:16 AMNowNow
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 El Refugio is gradually increasing during the summer, rising from 1% to 4% over the course of the season.

For reference, on September 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% 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 Summer in El Refugio

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SpringFallJun 11%Jun 11%Aug 314%Aug 314%Jul 14%Jul 14%Aug 14%Aug 14%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 El Refugio is gradually decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 5.0 miles per hour to 4.2 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on April 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on July 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 3.8 miles per hour on July 26.

Average Wind Speed in the Summer in El Refugio

Average Wind Speed in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mphSpringFallJul 263.8 mphJul 263.8 mphJun 15.0 mphJun 15.0 mphAug 314.2 mphAug 314.2 mphJul 14.1 mphJul 14.1 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in El Refugio during the summer is predominantly out of the west from June 1 to August 4 and the east from August 4 to August 31.

Wind Direction in the Summer in El Refugio

Wind Direction in the Summer in El RefugioWEJunJulAug0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SpringFallNowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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).

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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in El Refugio over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 8, with a 74% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in El Refugio

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer in El Refugiogrowing seasonJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SpringFall100%Jul 17100%Jul 17NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhotcoldsweltering
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 El Refugio are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 2,045°F, from 2,696°F to 4,741°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Summer in El Refugio

Growing Degree Days in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FSpringFallJun 12,696°FJun 12,696°FAug 314,741°FAug 314,741°FJul 13,418°FJul 13,418°FAug 14,097°FAug 14,097°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the summer, 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 El Refugio is rapidly decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 7.0 kWh to 5.5 kWh, over the course of the season.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in El Refugio

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer in El RefugioJunJulAug0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhSpringFallJun 17.0 kWhJun 17.0 kWhAug 315.5 kWhAug 315.5 kWhJul 15.4 kWhJul 15.4 kWhAug 15.6 kWhAug 15.6 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Refugio are 20.671 deg latitude, -103.739 deg longitude, and 4,272 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of El Refugio contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 512 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,305 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,394 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,701 feet).

The area within 2 miles of El Refugio is covered by cropland (80%) and trees (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (46%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and cropland (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in El Refugio, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in El Refugio.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Guadalajara International Airport (MMGL, 75%, 48 kilometers, east); Amado Nervo International Airport (MMEP, 16%, 142 kilometers, northwest); and Playa de Oro International Airport (MMZO, 8%, 190 kilometers, southwest).

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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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.

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