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Winter Weather in Hormiguero Mexico

Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 74°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 88°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 70°F on January 7.

Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 49°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 60°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 45°F on January 8.

For reference, on June 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Hormiguero typically range from 71°F to 96°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 70°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in Hormiguero

Average High and Low Temperature in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°FFallSpringJan 770°FJan 770°F45°F45°FDec 174°FDec 174°F49°F49°FFeb 2880°FFeb 2880°F52°F52°FFeb 174°FFeb 174°F47°F47°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 Hormiguero

Average Hourly Temperature in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFallSpringcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmcomfortable
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.

Tses, Namibia (8,830 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Hormiguero (view comparison).

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Clouds

The winter in Hormiguero experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44% on December 18.

The clearest day of the winter is February 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.

For reference, on September 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on June 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in Hormiguero

Cloud Cover Categories in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpringJun 278%Jun 278%Dec 163%Dec 163%Feb 2864%Feb 2864%Jan 157%Jan 157%Feb 162%Feb 162%clearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly 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 Hormiguero, the chance of a wet day over the course of the winter is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on July 15, and its lowest chance is 2% on February 20.

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in Hormiguero

Probability of Precipitation in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0%0%1%1%2%2%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%FallSpringFeb 202%Feb 202%Dec 14%Dec 14%Feb 283%Feb 283%Jan 14%Jan 14%Feb 14%Feb 14%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 Hormiguero is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in Hormiguero

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 inFallSpringDec 10.3 inDec 10.3 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of the winter in Hormiguero, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 39 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

The shortest day of the winter is December 21, with 10 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in Hormiguero

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFallSpringDec 2110 hr, 32 minDec 2110 hr, 32 minnightnightdaydayFeb 2811 hr, 37 minFeb 2811 hr, 37 minFeb 111 hr, 0 minFeb 111 hr, 0 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 Hormiguero is 7:41 AM on January 13 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 7:17 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 6:01 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 53 minutes later at 6:54 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Hormiguero 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 7:02 AM and sets 13 hours, 45 minutes later, at 8:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:35 AM and sets 10 hours, 32 minutes later, at 6:07 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in Hormiguero

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFallSpring7:17 AM7:17 AMFeb 286:54 PMFeb 286:54 PM7:22 AM7:22 AMDec 16:01 PMDec 16:01 PM7:41 AM7:41 AMJan 136:22 PMJan 136:22 PM7:36 AM7:36 AMFeb 16:37 PMFeb 16:37 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 Hormiguero

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb12 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 AM6:16 PM6:16 PM5:47 PM5:47 PM7:27 AM7:27 AM6:34 PM6:34 PM5:47 PM5:47 PM8:03 AM8:03 AM6:19 PM6:19 PM6:17 PM6:17 PM8:24 AM8:24 AM6:13 PM6:13 PM6:02 PM6:02 PM7:43 AM7:43 AM7:09 PM7:09 PM6:43 PM6:43 PM7:25 AM7:25 AM6:52 PM6:52 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 Hormiguero is essentially constant during the winter, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% 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 in Hormiguero

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FallSpringJan 170%Jan 170%Dec 10%Dec 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%Jan 10%Jan 10%Feb 10%Feb 10%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Hormiguero is gradually increasing during the winter, increasing from 5.8 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on June 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on November 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during the winter is 5.8 miles per hour on December 3.

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in Hormiguero

Average Wind Speed in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphFallSpringDec 35.8 mphDec 35.8 mphFeb 286.7 mphFeb 286.7 mphJan 15.8 mphJan 15.8 mphFeb 16.2 mphFeb 16.2 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 Hormiguero throughout the winter is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 36% on February 28.

Wind Direction in the Winter in Hormiguero

Wind Direction in the Winter in HormigueroEWDecJanFeb0%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).

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 Hormiguero over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 3, with a 79% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in Hormiguero

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Winter in Hormiguerogrowing seasonDecJanFeb0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FallSpring96%Dec 196%Dec 1100%Feb 28100%Feb 2879%Jan 179%Jan 194%Feb 194%Feb 1very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Hormiguero are very rapidly decreasing during the winter, decreasing by 7,059°F, from 7,682°F to 624°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in Hormiguero

Growing Degree Days in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb1,000°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°FFallSpringDec 17,682°FDec 17,682°FFeb 27624°FFeb 27624°FJan 10°FJan 10°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 Hormiguero is rapidly increasing during the winter, rising by 1.7 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 6.0 kWh, over the course of the season.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the winter is 4.0 kWh on December 19.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in Hormiguero

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Winter in HormigueroDecJanFeb0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFallSpringDec 194.0 kWhDec 194.0 kWhDec 14.3 kWhDec 14.3 kWhFeb 286.0 kWhFeb 286.0 kWhFeb 14.8 kWhFeb 14.8 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 Hormiguero are 25.684 deg latitude, -103.341 deg longitude, and 3,668 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Hormiguero is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,664 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,965 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,277 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Hormiguero is covered by cropland (62%), shrubs (25%), and water (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (46%) and shrubs (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (68%) and grassland (10%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Hormiguero, 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 is only a single weather station, Francisco Sarabia International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Hormiguero.

At a distance of 15 kilometers from Hormiguero, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

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

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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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