Average Weather at Encarnacion Airport Paraguay
At Encarnacion Airport, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cool, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F to 90°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Encarnacion Airport for warm-weather activities are from mid March to late May and from mid August to early December.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 23 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is January 9, with an average high of 90°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from May 16 to August 11, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is July 20, with an average low of 52°F and high of 70°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
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Al Mindak, Saudi Arabia (7,274 miles away); Dhalie, Yemen (7,296 miles); and Puli, Taiwan (12,145 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Encarnacion Airport (view comparison).
At Encarnacion Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Encarnacion Airport begins around February 27 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around May 18. On April 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 18 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around February 27. On June 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Encarnacion Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from September 16 to May 1, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on February 8.
The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from May 1 to September 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on July 27.
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 45% on February 8.
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. Encarnacion Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Encarnacion Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 27, with an average total accumulation of 8.2 inches.
The least rain falls around August 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Encarnacion Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:18 AM on October 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 30 minutes later at 6:48 AM on March 23. The earliest sunset is at 4:56 PM on June 9, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 47 minutes later at 7:42 PM on January 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Encarnacion Airport during 2019, starting in the spring on October 6 and ending in the fall on March 23.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
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.
Encarnacion Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 3 to May 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 8, with muggy conditions 82% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 6% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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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 Encarnacion Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 2.8 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Encarnacion Airport is from the east throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Encarnacion 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 times of year to visit Encarnacion Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to late May and from mid August to early December, with a peak score in the third week of April.
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 Encarnacion Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid November to early April, with a peak score in the first week of December.
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Encarnacion Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 13, with a 73% chance.
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.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Encarnacion Airport should appear around July 9, only rarely appearing before July 6 or after July 13.
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 1 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 11, with an average of 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 10 to August 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Encarnacion Airport are -27.317 deg latitude, -55.833 deg longitude, and 377 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Encarnacion Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 308 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 384 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (689 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,398 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Encarnacion Airport is covered by trees (38%), shrubs (30%), and cropland (23%), within 10 miles by trees (26%) and shrubs (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Encarnacion 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
Encarnacion 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.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Posadas Airport.
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.