Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Flores Guatemala
In Flores, the summers are short, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, comfortable, muggy, wet, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 95°F and is rarely below 59°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Flores for warm-weather activities is from early December to mid March.
Climate in Flores
The hot season lasts for 2.1 months, from March 29 to June 1, with an average daily high temperature above 92°F. The hottest month of the year in Flores is May, with an average high of 94°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from November 15 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest month of the year in Flores is January, with an average low of 65°F and high of 82°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Flores
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 Flores
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
In Flores, 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 Flores begins around November 7 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 30.
The clearest month of the year in Flores is February, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 30 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around November 7.
The cloudiest month of the year in Flores is June, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Flores
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Flores varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from May 24 to November 9, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Flores is September, with an average of 14.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from November 9 to May 24. The month with the fewest wet days in Flores is March, with an average of 3.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Flores is September, with an average of 14.8 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 51% on September 20.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Flores
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. Flores experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Flores. The month with the most rain in Flores is September, with an average rainfall of 7.3 inches.
The month with the least rain in Flores is March, with an average rainfall of 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Flores
The length of the day in Flores varies over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Flores
The earliest sunrise is at 5:25 AM on June 4, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 6:32 AM on January 20. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on November 23, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 14 minutes later at 6:37 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Flores during 2022.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Flores
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2022. 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.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Flores
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.
Flores experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 20 to December 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 78% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Flores is August, with 30.9 days that are muggy or worse.
The month with the fewest muggy days in Flores is February, with 20.7 days that are muggy or worse.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Flores
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Flores does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 2.3 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed in Flores
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Flores varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 weeks, from October 25 to November 9, with a peak percentage of 46% on November 3. The wind is most often from the east for 12 months, from November 9 to October 25, with a peak percentage of 59% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Flores
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Flores 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 Flores for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid March, with a peak score in the last week of January.
Tourism Score in Flores
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Flores for hot-weather activities are from late January to late April and from mid November to mid December, with a peak score in the last week of March.
Beach/Pool Score in Flores
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.
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 Flores 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 Flores
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.
Growing Degree Days in Flores
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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from March 4 to May 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Flores is April, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from August 28 to October 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Flores is September, with an average of 4.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Flores
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Flores are 16.923 deg latitude, -89.899 deg longitude, and 397 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Flores contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 502 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 439 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (751 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,500 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Flores is covered by grassland (41%), water (31%), cropland (14%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (60%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Flores, 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, Flores, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Flores.
At a distance of 2 kilometer from Flores, 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 Flores 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.
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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