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Average Weather at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport Mexico

At Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, the summers are short and warm, the winters are short and cool, and it is dry and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 84°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 90°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Querétaro Intercontinental Airport for warm-weather activities is from early April to early June.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from April 6 to June 14, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is May 11, with an average high of 84°F and low of 55°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from November 29 to February 8, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 41°F and high of 72°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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

Average Hourly Temperature at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcoldcoldvery coldvery coldcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Cochabamba, Bolivia (3,499 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, 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 at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport begins around October 29 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 10. On February 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around June 10 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 29. On September 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 2766%Feb 2766%Sep 1418%Sep 1418%Oct 2941%Oct 2941%Jun 1043%Jun 1043%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from June 4 to October 3, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 56% on July 14.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from October 3 to June 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on December 12.

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 56% on July 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 1456%Jul 1456%Dec 122%Dec 122%Jun 429%Jun 429%Oct 329%Oct 329%rain
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. Querétaro Intercontinental Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 30 to November 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 5, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from November 2 to April 30. The least rain falls around December 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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 at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 23 minJun 2113 hr, 23 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 53 minDec 2110 hr, 53 minDec 21nightnightday
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 6:34 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 6 minutes later at 7:40 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:58 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:25 PM on July 4.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on April 1, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMar 316:34 AMMar 316:34 AM8:25 PMJul 48:25 PMJul 4Nov 265:58 PMNov 265:58 PM7:40 AMOct 277:40 AMOct 27Apr 1DSTApr 1DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

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 at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 100%Dec 100%Aug 220%Aug 220%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from June 2 to October 14, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from October 14 to June 2. The calmest day of the year is December 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphJun 298.5 mphJun 298.5 mphDec 226.9 mphDec 226.9 mphOct 147.7 mphOct 147.7 mph
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 at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.2 months, from February 19 to April 25, with a peak percentage of 40% on March 21. The wind is most often from the east for 9.8 months, from April 25 to February 19, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport 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 Querétaro Intercontinental Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early April to early June, with a peak score in the second week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Querétaro Intercontinental Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.56.53.33.34.74.74.74.7 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Querétaro Intercontinental Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid April to early June, with a peak score in the second week of May.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Querétaro Intercontinental Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.63.61.21.22.12.1precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 4, with a 50% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Querétaro Intercontinental Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Mar 390%Mar 390%Nov 1790%Nov 1750%Jan 450%Jan 4Jul 13100%Jul 13100%coldcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport should appear around January 13, only rarely appearing before January 11 or after January 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°FJan 1390°FJan 1390°FMar 28900°FMar 28900°FMay 171,800°FMay 171,800°FDec 315,098°FDec 315,098°F
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 3.1 months, from March 15 to June 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 10, with an average of 7.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 13 to January 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 4.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Querétaro Intercontinental AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhMay 107.5 kWhMay 107.5 kWhDec 204.7 kWhDec 204.7 kWhMar 156.9 kWhMar 156.9 kWhJun 176.9 kWhJun 176.9 kWhJan 275.3 kWhJan 275.3 kWh
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 Querétaro Intercontinental Airport are 20.617 deg latitude, -100.186 deg longitude, and 6,273 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Querétaro Intercontinental Airport contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 522 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,299 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,939 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,858 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Querétaro Intercontinental Airport is covered by cropland (48%), grassland (25%), and shrubs (22%), within 10 miles by grassland (37%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (30%) and grassland (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport, 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

Querétaro Intercontinental Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport, Del Bajío International Airport, Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, and Benito Juárez International Airport.

Other Data

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.

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.