Average Weather in Ipís Costa Rica
The climate in Ipís is warm and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 78°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 82°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
In Ipís, 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 in Ipís begins around November 24 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around April 10. On January 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 10 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around November 24. On June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 96% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 4% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ipís varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from May 4 to December 2, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on October 6.
The drier season lasts 5.1 months, from December 2 to May 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on March 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 52% on October 6.
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. Ipís experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Ipís. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 11, with an average total accumulation of 6.5 inches.
The least rain falls around March 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Ipís does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 42 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 5:58 AM on January 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 51 minutes later at 6:01 PM on July 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ipís during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Ipís experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from April 14 to December 4, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 2, with muggy conditions 42% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 25, with muggy conditions 2% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Ipís experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from December 2 to April 18, with average wind speeds of more than 1.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from April 18 to December 2. The calmest day of the year is September 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 0.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ipís varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 weeks, from September 23 to October 13, with a peak percentage of 39% on October 3. The wind is most often from the east for 11 months, from October 13 to September 23, with a peak percentage of 72% on January 1.
Ipís 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 1°F of 83°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
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 2.4 months, from February 5 to April 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 22, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from May 21 to November 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 11, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ipís are 9.967 deg latitude, -84.013 deg longitude, and 4,436 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ipís contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,060 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,474 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,022 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ipís is covered by grassland (52%), trees (30%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and grassland (37%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ipís, 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
There is only a single weather station, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Ipís.
At a distance of 22 kilometers from Ipís, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Ipís according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .