Average Weather in Desamparados Costa Rica
In Desamparados, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 72°F to 92°F and is rarely below 70°F or above 95°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 Desamparados, 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 Desamparados begins around November 23 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around April 10. On January 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 10 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around November 23. On June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 94% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 6% 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 Desamparados varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.5 months, from May 6 to November 22, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on October 7.
The drier season lasts 5.5 months, from November 22 to May 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 7.
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 50% on October 7.
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. Desamparados experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from March 30 to January 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 29, with an average total accumulation of 6.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from January 6 to March 30. The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Desamparados 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, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:15 AM on May 29, and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 6:00 AM on January 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:12 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 51 minutes later at 6:03 PM on July 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Desamparados during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Desamparados experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from April 3 to December 24, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 35% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 6, with muggy conditions 96% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 25, with muggy conditions 15% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Desamparados experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from December 18 to April 6, with average wind speeds of more than 2.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from April 6 to December 18. The calmest day of the year is July 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Desamparados varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from May 16 to June 22 and for 2.5 months, from August 18 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 53% on October 1. The wind is most often from the east for 1.9 months, from June 22 to August 18 and for 5.3 months, from December 6 to May 16, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 23. The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from November 3 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 44% on December 5.
Desamparados 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 2.5 months, from January 30 to April 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 19, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from May 17 to November 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 15, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Desamparados are 9.947 deg latitude, -84.506 deg longitude, and 1,168 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Desamparados contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,654 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,240 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,987 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,283 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Desamparados is covered by trees (42%), grassland (28%), shrubs (15%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by grassland (39%) and trees (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and water (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Desamparados, 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 Desamparados.
At a distance of 33 kilometers from Desamparados, 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 Desamparados 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 .