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Average Weather at Los Mochis International Airport Mexico

At Los Mochis International Airport, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, comfortable, and dry; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55°F to 94°F and is rarely below 50°F or above 98°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Los Mochis International Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late June.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.7 months, from May 28 to October 19, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 94°F and low of 80°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 3 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 78°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 55°F and high of 75°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 Los Mochis International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoolcoolcoolcoolwarmhotcomfortablecomfortable
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.

El Gouna, Egypt (8,020 miles away) and Taichung, Taiwan (7,659 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Los Mochis International Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Los Mochis 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 Los Mochis International Airport begins around September 21 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around July 4. On June 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around July 4 and lasts for 2.6 months, ending around September 21. On July 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Los Mochis International AirportclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 886%Jun 886%Jul 3125%Jul 3125%Sep 2154%Sep 2154%Jul 457%Jul 457%clearmostly cloudyovercastmostly clearpartly cloudy
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 Los Mochis International Airport varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from June 29 to September 22, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 51% on August 18.

The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from September 22 to June 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on May 13.

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 51% on August 18.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Los Mochis International AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 1851%Aug 1851%May 131%May 131%Jan 16%Jan 16%Jun 2926%Jun 2926%Sep 2226%Sep 2226%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. Los Mochis International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from June 12 to February 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 25, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from February 3 to June 12. The least rain falls around May 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Los Mochis International AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 in7 in8 inAug 254.0 inAug 254.0 inMay 30.0 inMay 30.0 inJun 120.5 inJun 120.5 inFeb 30.5 inFeb 30.5 in
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 Los Mochis International Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Los Mochis 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, 45 minJun 2113 hr, 45 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 32 minDec 2110 hr, 32 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 6:08 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 7:21 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:24 PM on November 29, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 47 minutes later at 8:11 PM on July 2.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Los Mochis International 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 Los Mochis International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMar 316:08 AMMar 316:08 AM8:11 PMJul 28:11 PMJul 2Nov 295:24 PMNov 295:24 PM7:21 AMOct 277:21 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.

Los Mochis International Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 28 to November 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 27, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Los Mochis International AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 120%Feb 120%99%Aug 2799%Aug 27May 2825%May 2825%Nov 725%Nov 725%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumidmuggymuggy
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 Los Mochis International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from October 21 to June 28, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.8 months, from June 28 to October 21. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Los Mochis International AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphDec 149.0 mphDec 149.0 mphAug 155.9 mphAug 155.9 mphOct 217.4 mphOct 217.4 mphJun 287.4 mphJun 287.4 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 Los Mochis International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.5 months, from March 2 to June 16 and for 1.7 months, from August 24 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 57% on May 25. The wind is most often from the south for 2.3 months, from June 16 to August 24, with a peak percentage of 53% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 4.6 months, from October 14 to March 2, with a peak percentage of 60% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Los Mochis International AirportNWSWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
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).

Water Temperature

Los Mochis International Airport 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.9 months, from June 27 to October 23, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 86°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 18 to April 14, with an average temperature below 71°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 12, with an average temperature of 67°F.

Average Water Temperature

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 at Los Mochis 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 times of year to visit Los Mochis International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to early June and from late October to mid December, with a peak score in the second week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Los Mochis International Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.47.42.82.86.16.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstourism 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 Los Mochis International Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late June, with a peak score in the first week of June.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Los Mochis International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.08.02.12.17.37.34.54.5 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).

Temperatures at Los Mochis International Airport 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Los Mochis International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Los Mochis International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°F9,000°FJan 890°FJan 890°FMar 4900°FMar 4900°FApr 191,800°FApr 191,800°FDec 319,072°FDec 319,072°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from April 17 to June 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 2, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 10 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 3.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Los Mochis International AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 28.0 kWhJun 28.0 kWhDec 183.9 kWhDec 183.9 kWhApr 177.2 kWhApr 177.2 kWhNov 104.7 kWhNov 104.7 kWhFeb 34.7 kWhFeb 34.7 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.

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Los Mochis 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

Los Mochis 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.

There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.

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.