Average Weather in Olintepeque Guatemala
In Olintepeque, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is mostly clear, and it is comfortable year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 71°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 74°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Olintepeque for warm-weather activities is from mid February to late April.
The temperature in Olintepeque varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Olintepeque, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Olintepeque begins around November 18 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around April 17. On January 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 17 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around November 18. On June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 96% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 4% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Olintepeque varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from May 10 to November 1, with a greater than 39% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 76% on September 14.
The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from November 1 to May 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 23.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 76% on September 14.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Olintepeque experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 7 to December 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 17, with an average total accumulation of 10.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 11 to March 7. The least rain falls around January 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Olintepeque varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:35 AM on June 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 0 minutes later at 6:35 AM on January 22. The earliest sunset is at 5:33 PM on November 21, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 6:40 PM on July 8.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Olintepeque during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Olintepeque, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Olintepeque experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 9 to April 7, with average wind speeds of more than 3.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 7 to November 9. The calmest day of the year is May 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Olintepeque varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.7 months, from April 15 to July 6 and for 2.1 months, from August 12 to October 15, with a peak percentage of 54% on June 9. The wind is most often from the east for 1.2 months, from July 6 to August 12, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 22. The wind is most often from the north for 6.0 months, from October 15 to April 15, with a peak percentage of 60% on January 1.
Olintepeque 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 water temperature does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 2°F of 85°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Olintepeque throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Olintepeque for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid February to late April, with a peak score in the last week of March.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Olintepeque for hot-weather activities is from mid March to late April, with a peak score in the first week of April.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Olintepeque over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 80% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Olintepeque should appear around January 18, only rarely appearing before January 16 or after January 21.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from February 13 to April 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 22, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from August 24 to October 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 20, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Olintepeque are 14.883 deg latitude, -91.517 deg longitude, and 7,900 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Olintepeque contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,752 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,102 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,985 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,835 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Olintepeque is covered by grassland (59%), cropland (24%), and trees (17%), within 10 miles by grassland (56%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by grassland (42%) and trees (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Olintepeque, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Olintepeque.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Olintepeque 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 Olintepeque is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Olintepeque and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Huehuetenango (62%, 49 kilometers, north); Tapachula International Airport (9%, 92 kilometers, west); La Aurora International Airport (21%, 112 kilometers, east); and San José Airport (8%, 128 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .