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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Mene Grande Venezuela

The climate at Mene Grande is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 76°F to 93°F and is rarely below 73°F or above 97°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Mene Grande for hot-weather activities is from mid December to early March.

Climate at Mene Grande

hotJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNowNow40%40%12%12%overcastclearprecipitation: 4.7 inprecipitation: 4.7 in0.6 in0.6 inmuggy: 100%muggy: 100%93%93%beach/pool score: 5.4beach/pool score: 5.43.63.6
Mene Grande weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

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

Average High and Low Temperature at Mene Grande

Average High and Low Temperature at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FDec 2991°FDec 2991°FAug 193°FAug 193°F76°F76°F77°F77°FJul 792°FJul 792°FSep 592°FSep 592°FOct 1991°FOct 1991°F77°F77°F76°F76°F76°F76°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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 92°F92°F93°F92°F92°F92°F92°F93°F92°F91°F90°F91°F
Temp. 82°F83°F84°F84°F84°F84°F84°F84°F83°F82°F82°F82°F
Low 76°F76°F77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F76°F76°F76°F76°F

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 at Mene Grande

Average Hourly Temperature at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhot
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.

Klang, Malaysia (11,418 miles away); Situbondo, Indonesia (12,082 miles); and Limaong, Philippines (10,950 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Mene Grande (view comparison).

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At Mene Grande, 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 Mene Grande begins around December 11 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around March 22.

The clearest month of the year at Mene Grande is January, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 22 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around December 11.

The cloudiest month of the year at Mene Grande is May, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 87% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Mene Grande

Cloud Cover Categories at Mene GrandeclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 2340%Jan 2340%May 1412%May 1412%Dec 1126%Dec 1126%Mar 2226%Mar 2226%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 61%64%72%84%87%77%67%73%82%86%82%71%
Clearer 39%36%28%16%13%23%33%27%18%14%18%29%

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

The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from April 8 to November 25, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Mene Grande is September, with an average of 16.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from November 25 to April 8. The month with the fewest wet days at Mene Grande is January, with an average of 2.9 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 at Mene Grande is September, with an average of 16.2 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 56% on September 22.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Mene Grande

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Mene GrandewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Sep 2256%Sep 2256%Jan 168%Jan 168%Apr 832%Apr 832%Nov 2532%Nov 2532%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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 2.9d3.3d5.7d11.0d14.3d12.6d13.8d15.4d16.2d16.1d11.4d5.7d

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. Mene Grande experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Mene Grande. The month with the most rain at Mene Grande is September, with an average rainfall of 4.5 inches.

The month with the least rain at Mene Grande is January, with an average rainfall of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Mene Grande

Average Monthly Rainfall at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inOct 64.7 inOct 64.7 inJan 190.6 inJan 190.6 inMay 94.3 inMay 94.3 inJul 12.9 inJul 12.9 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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.6″0.8″1.5″3.3″4.2″3.2″3.1″3.7″4.5″4.5″3.1″1.2″

The length of the day at Mene Grande does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 41 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Mene Grande

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 1912 hr, 6 minMar 1912 hr, 42 minJun 2012 hr, 42 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 33 minDec 2111 hr, 33 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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 11.6h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.6h12.7h12.6h12.4h12.2h11.9h11.7h11.6h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:21 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 44 minutes later at 7:06 AM on January 27. The earliest sunset is at 6:18 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 50 minutes later at 7:09 PM on July 12.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Mene Grande during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Mene Grande

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 276:21 AMMay 276:21 AM7:09 PMJul 127:09 PMJul 12Nov 156:18 PMNov 156:18 PM7:06 AMJan 277:06 AMJan 27daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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 figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Mene Grande

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0000101010102020202030303030404040405050505060606060707070800000101010102020202030303030404040405050505060606070708057NowNow
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 at Mene Grande

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.

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 Mene Grande, 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, staying within 3% of 96% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Mene Grande

Humidity Comfort Levels at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 693%Feb 693%100%Oct 18100%Oct 18NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 29.4d27.2d29.9d29.7d30.9d29.9d30.9d30.9d29.9d31.0d29.9d30.4d

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 Mene Grande experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 18 to April 9, with average wind speeds of more than 3.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Mene Grande is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 9 to November 18. The calmest month of the year at Mene Grande is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Mene Grande

Average Wind Speed at Mene GrandewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mphFeb 283.9 mphFeb 283.9 mphSep 292.4 mphSep 292.4 mphNov 183.2 mphNov 183.2 mphApr 93.2 mphApr 93.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 3.83.83.73.02.63.13.42.82.52.53.13.7

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Mene Grande varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 5.0 months, from May 9 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 75% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 7.0 months, from October 10 to May 9, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Mene Grande

Wind Direction at Mene GrandeNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthwestsouth
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).

Mene Grande 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 at Mene Grande

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 82°F82°F82°F82°F84°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F84°F83°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Mene Grande 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 Mene Grande for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Tourism Score at Mene Grande

Tourism Score at Mene Grandebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.14.12.62.6NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Mene Grande for hot-weather activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Beach/Pool Score at Mene Grande

Beach/Pool Score at Mene Grandebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.45.43.63.64.64.63.93.9NowNowtemperaturetemperature precipitationprecipitationbeach/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.

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 at Mene Grande 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 at Mene Grande

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 2100%Jul 2NowNowwarmhotcomfortablesweltering
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 at Mene Grande

Growing Degree Days at Mene GrandeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 490°FJan 490°FJan 30900°FJan 30900°FDec 3111,578°FDec 3111,578°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 January 17 to April 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Mene Grande is March, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from September 24 to November 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Mene Grande is October, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Mene Grande

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Mene GrandebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMar 146.3 kWhMar 146.3 kWhOct 194.4 kWhOct 194.4 kWhJan 175.9 kWhJan 175.9 kWhNov 264.7 kWhNov 264.7 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 5.96.26.25.55.25.45.85.65.04.44.65.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mene Grande are 9.817 deg latitude, -70.933 deg longitude, and 69 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Mene Grande contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 335 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 93 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,235 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (12,208 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Mene Grande is covered by grassland (42%), trees (34%), and shrubs (19%), within 10 miles by trees (39%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by water (37%) and trees (30%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Mene Grande, 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

Mene Grande 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 La Chinita Internacional, Alberto Carnevalli Airport, Guanare Airport, and Acarigua.

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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