Average Weather in La Democracia Guatemala
In La Democracia, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is muggy and mostly clear, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 93°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit La Democracia for warm-weather activities is from early December to mid March.
The temperature in La Democracia 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
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In La Democracia, 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 La Democracia begins around November 17 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around April 18. On January 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 18 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around November 17. On June 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% 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 La Democracia varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from May 12 to October 29, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 62% on September 17.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from October 29 to May 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 24.
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 62% on September 17.
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. La Democracia experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from March 24 to December 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 20, with an average total accumulation of 8.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from December 6 to March 24. 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 La Democracia varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on June 2, and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 6:32 AM on January 22. The earliest sunset is at 5:32 PM on November 20, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 6:36 PM on July 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Democracia during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
La Democracia experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from March 1 to December 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 65% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 18, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 25, with muggy conditions 54% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in La Democracia experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 22 to April 13, with average wind speeds of more than 5.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 13 to November 22. The calmest day of the year is July 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in La Democracia varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.7 months, from March 25 to October 16, with a peak percentage of 44% on June 9. The wind is most often from the north for 5.3 months, from October 16 to March 25, with a peak percentage of 63% on January 1.
La Democracia 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 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in La Democracia 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 La Democracia for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid March, with a peak score in the third week of January.
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 La Democracia for hot-weather activities is from late November to mid April, with a peak score in the second week of March.
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.
Temperatures in La Democracia 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
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 14 to April 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 20, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from August 20 to October 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 30, with an average of 4.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Democracia are 14.231 deg latitude, -90.947 deg longitude, and 528 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Democracia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 550 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,759 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (13,054 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Democracia is covered by trees (41%), grassland (33%), and cropland (22%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (35%), and within 50 miles by water (28%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Democracia, 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 La Democracia.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Democracia 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 La Democracia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Democracia and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: San José Airport (83%, 35 kilometers, south); La Aurora International Airport (11%, 60 kilometers, northeast); and Huehuetenango (6%, 133 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .