Average Weather at Pereira / Matecana Colombia
The climate at Pereira / Matecana is warm and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 80°F and is rarely below 62°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Pereira / Matecana for warm-weather activities are from mid June to early September and from late December to late January.
The temperature at Pereira / Matecana varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
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
At Pereira / Matecana, 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 Pereira / Matecana begins around June 8 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 17. On July 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 17 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 8. On October 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 92% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 8% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Pereira / Matecana varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from March 26 to December 11, with a greater than 70% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 83% on November 8.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from December 11 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 56% on January 23.
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 83% on November 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. Pereira / Matecana experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Pereira / Matecana. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 30, with an average total accumulation of 9.9 inches.
The least rain falls around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Pereira / Matecana does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 24 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:47 AM on October 25, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:18 AM on February 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:44 PM on November 10, and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 6:20 PM on July 18.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Pereira / Matecana during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Pereira / Matecana experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from November 24 to July 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 13% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is May 7, with muggy conditions 27% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is September 16, with muggy conditions 9% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Pereira / Matecana varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 8.8 months, from January 19 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 65% on September 7. The wind is most often from the west for 3.2 months, from October 14 to January 19, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Pereira / Matecana 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 Pereira / Matecana for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid June to early September and from late December to late January, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Pereira / Matecana for hot-weather activities are from mid June to early September and from late December to late January, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
Temperatures at Pereira / Matecana 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
Growing Degree Days
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 2.5 months, from June 22 to September 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is August 6, with an average of 5.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from October 13 to December 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is November 11, with an average of 4.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
This report illustrates the typical weather at Pereira / Matecana, 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
Pereira / Matecana 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.
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