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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Tucuran Philippines

The climate in Tucuran is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 74°F to 94°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 98°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Tucuran for hot-weather activities is from late December to mid April.

Climate in Tucuran

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Tucuran weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Tucuran

The temperature in Tucuran varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Tucuran

Average High and Low Temperature in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FDec 990°FDec 990°FApr 694°FApr 694°F74°F74°F76°F76°FJun 1390°FJun 1390°FFeb 190°FFeb 190°F76°F76°F75°F75°F74°F74°FNowNow
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 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 Tucuran

Average Hourly Temperature in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmwarmhotcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Francisco I. Madero, Mexico (9,510 miles away); La Paz Centro, Nicaragua (9,945 miles); and Itaituba, Brazil (12,201 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tucuran (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Tucuran, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Tucuran begins around December 15 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around April 23. On March 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 23 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around December 15. On June 6, 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 in Tucuran

Cloud Cover Categories in TucuranclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 531%Mar 531%Jun 67%Jun 67%Dec 1519%Dec 1519%Apr 2319%Apr 2319%NowNowmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastclear
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. The chance of wet days in Tucuran varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.6 months, from May 24 to December 10, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on June 23.

The drier season lasts 5.4 months, from December 10 to May 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on March 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 52% on June 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Tucuran

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TucuranwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 2352%Jun 2352%Mar 2419%Mar 2419%Jan 131%Jan 131%May 2435%May 2435%NowNowrain
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 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. Tucuran experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Tucuran. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 7, with an average total accumulation of 7.1 inches.

The least rain falls around March 23, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Tucuran

Average Monthly Rainfall in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inOct 77.1 inOct 77.1 inMar 232.0 inMar 232.0 inJun 297.0 inJun 297.0 inAug 235.5 inAug 235.5 inNowNow
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

The length of the day in Tucuran does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 34 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Tucuran

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 35 minJun 2112 hr, 35 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2311 hr, 40 minDec 2111 hr, 40 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 39 minutes later at 6:05 AM on January 31. The earliest sunset is at 5:23 PM on November 14, and the latest sunset is 45 minutes later at 6:07 PM on July 14.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Tucuran during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Tucuran

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMMay 275:26 AMMay 275:26 AM6:07 PMJul 146:07 PMJul 14Nov 145:23 PMNov 145:23 PM6:05 AMJan 316:05 AMJan 31daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Tucuran

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 perceived humidity level in Tucuran, 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 100% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Tucuran

Humidity Comfort Levels in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 18100%Feb 18100%100%Aug 21100%Aug 21NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
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 Tucuran experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from December 5 to March 18, with average wind speeds of more than 5.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 18 to December 5. The calmest day of the year is April 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Tucuran

Average Wind Speed in TucuranwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJan 227.5 mphJan 227.5 mphApr 233.7 mphApr 233.7 mphDec 55.6 mphDec 55.6 mphMar 185.6 mphMar 185.6 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tucuran varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.7 months, from April 27 to September 17, with a peak percentage of 64% on August 14. The wind is most often from the west for 1.3 months, from September 17 to October 26, with a peak percentage of 47% on October 5. The wind is most often from the north for 5.5 months, from October 26 to April 11, with a peak percentage of 65% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Tucuran

Wind Direction in TucuranNESWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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).

Water Temperature

Tucuran 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 in Tucuran

Average Water Temperature in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°F86°F86°F87°F87°FMay 2585°FMay 2585°F82°FFeb 182°FFeb 1Jul 185°FJul 185°FJan 683°FJan 683°FMar 1283°FMar 1283°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tucuran 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 Tucuran for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to late March, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Tourism Score in Tucuran

Tourism Score in Tucuranbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.94.93.43.43.83.8NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Tucuran for hot-weather activities is from late December to mid April, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Beach/Pool Score in Tucuran

Beach/Pool Score in Tucuranbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.95.94.24.24.54.5NowNowcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

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).

Temperatures in Tucuran 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 Tucuran

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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.

Growing Degree Days in Tucuran

Growing Degree Days in TucuranJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 390°FJan 390°FJan 30900°FJan 30900°FDec 3111,239°FDec 3111,239°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from February 19 to April 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 23, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 15 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 11, with an average of 4.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Tucuran

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TucuranbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMar 236.2 kWhMar 236.2 kWhJun 114.1 kWhJun 114.1 kWhAug 164.5 kWhAug 164.5 kWhNowNow
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 Tucuran are 7.852 deg latitude, 123.574 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tucuran contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 991 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 82 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,608 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,907 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tucuran is covered by water (48%), trees (21%), cropland (17%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by water (43%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and trees (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tucuran, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tucuran.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tucuran 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 Tucuran is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tucuran and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dipolog Airport (RPMG, 77%, 87 kilometers, north) and Zamboanga International Airport (RPMZ, 23%, 197 kilometers, southwest).

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.

Disclaimer

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.