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Average Weather at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport Mexico

At Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is comfortable year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 75°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 81°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport for warm-weather activities is from late March to early June.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.4 months, from March 23 to June 5, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is May 3, with an average high of 75°F and low of 45°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.0 months, from December 2 to February 3, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 33°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 866°FJan 866°FMay 375°FMay 375°F33°F33°F45°F45°FMar 2373°FMar 2373°FJun 573°FJun 573°FDec 268°FDec 268°F39°F39°F49°F49°F36°F36°F34°F34°FLowHigh
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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecool
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.

Colchani, Bolivia (3,378 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, 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 at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport begins around October 31 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 31. On February 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 31 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 31. On September 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 2467%Feb 2467%Sep 310%Sep 310%Oct 3138%Oct 3138%May 3139%May 3139%clearmostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from May 30 to October 7, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 79% on July 3.

The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from October 7 to May 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 7.

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 79% on July 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 379%Jul 379%Dec 71%Dec 71%May 3040%May 3040%Oct 740%Oct 740%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. Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 28 to November 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 3, with an average total accumulation of 5.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 7 to April 28. The least rain falls around December 11, 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 18 minJun 2013 hr, 18 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 58 minDec 2110 hr, 58 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 6:31 AM on April 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 6 minutes later at 7:37 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:58 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:20 PM on July 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport during 2017, starting in the spring on April 2, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMApr 16:31 AMApr 16:31 AM8:20 PMJul 58:20 PMJul 5Nov 245:58 PMNov 245:58 PM7:37 AMOct 287:37 AMOct 28Apr 2DSTApr 2DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 70%Jan 70%Aug 280%Aug 280%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from January 6 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 4.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from April 29 to January 6. The calmest day of the year is June 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphMar 245.2 mphMar 245.2 mphJun 23.5 mphJun 23.5 mphJan 64.3 mphJan 64.3 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.7 months, from May 31 to October 22, with a peak percentage of 58% on August 15. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from October 22 to December 3, with a peak percentage of 36% on October 29. The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from December 3 to May 31, with a peak percentage of 31% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportWENWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late March to early June, with a peak score in the second week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.34.32.72.7 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport for hot-weather activities is from late March to late May, with a peak score in the last week of April.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.12.10.40.40.60.6 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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).

The growing season at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport typically lasts for 8.2 months (251 days), from around March 9 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 1 or after April 10, and rarely ending before October 19 or after December 14.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 950%Mar 950%Nov 1550%Nov 1590%Apr 1090%Apr 1090%Oct 1990%Oct 1910%Feb 110%Feb 110%Dec 1410%Dec 141%Jan 81%Jan 8Jul 20100%Jul 20100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport should appear around January 21, only rarely appearing before January 18 or after January 26.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°FJan 2190°FJan 2190°FMay 6900°FMay 6900°FAug 151,800°FAug 151,800°FDec 312,698°FDec 312,698°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 2.6 months, from March 8 to May 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 18, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 3 to January 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 4.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhApr 187.3 kWhApr 187.3 kWhDec 224.9 kWhDec 224.9 kWhMar 86.8 kWhMar 86.8 kWhMay 276.8 kWhMay 276.8 kWhNov 35.4 kWhNov 35.4 kWhJan 245.4 kWhJan 245.4 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 Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport are 19.337 deg latitude, -99.566 deg longitude, and 8,478 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,481 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,562 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (12,251 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport is covered by cropland (80%) and artificial surfaces (20%), within 10 miles by cropland (61%) and artificial surfaces (16%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International 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

Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International 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 Benito Juárez International Airport, Hermanos Serdán International Airport, Tulancingo, and Querétaro Intercontinental 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.