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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Barinas Airport Venezuela

At Barinas Airport, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is mostly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 72°F to 94°F and is rarely below 70°F or above 98°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Barinas Airport for hot-weather activities are from early July to mid September and from early December to late February.

Climate at Barinas Airport

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Barinas Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature at Barinas Airport

The hot season lasts for 2.2 months, from January 29 to April 6, with an average daily high temperature above 92°F. The hottest day of the year is March 13, with an average high of 94°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from June 5 to August 23, with an average daily high temperature below 88°F. The coldest day of the year is July 21, with an average low of 72°F and high of 86°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Barinas Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Barinas AirporthotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJul 2186°FJul 2186°FMar 1394°FMar 1394°F72°F72°F75°F75°FJan 2992°FJan 2992°FJun 588°FJun 588°FAug 2388°FAug 2388°F73°F73°F74°F74°F72°F72°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.

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 Barinas Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Barinas AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablewarmhothotcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Tiassalé, Côte d’Ivoire (4,486 miles away) and Ho, Ghana (4,842 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Barinas Airport (view comparison).

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Clouds

At Barinas Airport, 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 Barinas Airport begins around December 9 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around March 7. On January 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 36% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 7 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around December 9. On April 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Barinas Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Barinas AirportclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1736%Jan 1736%Apr 2815%Apr 2815%Dec 925%Dec 925%Mar 726%Mar 726%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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from April 5 to November 23, with a greater than 39% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 73% on June 21.

The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from November 23 to April 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 16.

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 73% on June 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Barinas Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Barinas AirportwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 2173%Jun 2173%Jan 165%Jan 165%Jan 19%Jan 19%Apr 539%Apr 539%Nov 2339%Nov 2339%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).

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. Barinas Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 27 to January 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 9.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 weeks, from January 3 to January 27. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Barinas Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall at Barinas AirportrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 inJun 239.1 inJun 239.1 inJan 160.4 inJan 160.4 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Barinas Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 37 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Barinas Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Barinas AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 38 minJun 2012 hr, 38 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 37 minDec 2111 hr, 37 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:20 AM on May 26, and the latest sunrise is 41 minutes later at 7:01 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 6:17 PM on November 13, and the latest sunset is 47 minutes later at 7:04 PM on July 13.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Barinas Airport during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Barinas Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Barinas AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 266:20 AMMay 266:20 AM7:04 PMJul 137:04 PMJul 13Nov 136:17 PMNov 136:17 PM7:01 AMJan 287:01 AMJan 28daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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 Barinas Airport

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.

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.

Barinas Airport experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from March 1 to January 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 90% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is November 10, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 2, with muggy conditions 86% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Barinas Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Barinas AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 286%Feb 286%99%Nov 1099%Nov 10Mar 190%Mar 190%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
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.

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 Barinas Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from December 7 to April 26, with average wind speeds of more than 4.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 26 to December 7. The calmest day of the year is October 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Barinas Airport

Average Wind Speed at Barinas AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mphFeb 224.9 mphFeb 224.9 mphOct 43.3 mphOct 43.3 mphDec 74.1 mphDec 74.1 mphApr 264.1 mphApr 264.1 mphNowNow
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 Barinas Airport is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction at Barinas Airport

Wind Direction at Barinas AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
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).

Water Temperature

Barinas 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 does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 2°F of 83°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature at Barinas Airport

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 Barinas 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 Barinas Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from late June to late August and from mid December to late February, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Tourism Score at Barinas Airport

Tourism Score at Barinas Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.24.23.03.04.04.03.43.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationtemperaturetemperature tourism 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 times of year to visit Barinas Airport for hot-weather activities are from early July to mid September and from early December to late February, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Beach/Pool Score at Barinas Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Barinas Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.45.44.04.05.05.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 Barinas 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 at Barinas Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Barinas 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 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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 Barinas Airport

Growing Degree Days at Barinas AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 390°FJan 390°FJan 29900°FJan 29900°FDec 3110,987°FDec 3110,987°FNowNow
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 2.3 months, from January 21 to March 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 24, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from October 2 to December 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is November 3, with an average of 4.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Barinas Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Barinas AirportbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFeb 246.3 kWhFeb 246.3 kWhNov 34.7 kWhNov 34.7 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.

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Barinas 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

Barinas 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 Guanare Airport, Alberto Carnevalli Airport, Acarigua, and Mene Grande.

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 © 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.