Average Weather in Saban Mexico
In Saban, the summers are short and sweltering, the winters are long and warm, and it is muggy and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 97°F and is rarely below 54°F or above 102°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Saban for warm-weather activities is from late November to mid March.
The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from April 2 to May 30, with an average daily high temperature above 95°F. The hottest day of the year is May 6, with an average high of 97°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from October 13 to February 7, with an average daily high temperature below 88°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 64°F and high of 86°F.
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 Saban, 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 Saban begins around October 31 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around May 13. On February 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 13 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 31. On September 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% 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 Saban varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from May 25 to October 26, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 64% on September 17.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from October 26 to May 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on March 4.
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 64% 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. Saban experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Saban. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 21, with an average total accumulation of 6.7 inches.
The least rain falls around March 11, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Saban varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:13 AM on June 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 18 minutes later at 7:32 AM on January 17. The earliest sunset is at 6:13 PM on November 25, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 7:37 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Saban during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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.
Saban experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from March 29 to December 19, 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 14, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 20, with muggy conditions 53% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Saban experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from January 17 to June 14, with average wind speeds of more than 2.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from June 14 to January 17. The calmest day of the year is September 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Saban is from the east throughout the year.
Saban 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.8 months, from June 29 to October 21, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 10, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from December 24 to April 8, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 2, with an average temperature of 79°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Saban 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 Saban for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to mid March, with a peak score in the last 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 Saban for hot-weather activities is from mid November to early May, with a peak score in the first 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.
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 Saban 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 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
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 2.1 months, from March 19 to May 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 30, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from August 18 to January 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 12, with an average of 4.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Saban are 20.035 deg latitude, -88.539 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saban is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 66 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 103 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (157 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (669 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saban is covered by trees (65%) and cropland (27%), within 10 miles by trees (91%), and within 50 miles by trees (85%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saban, 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, Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Saban.
At a distance of 154 kilometers from Saban, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Saban to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 7%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 93%.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
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.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.