Average Weather in Calceta Ecuador
In Calceta, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is muggy and partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 90°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 95°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Calceta for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid October.
The temperature in Calceta 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
In Calceta, 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 in Calceta begins around May 26 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 15. On August 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 15 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 26. On February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% 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 in Calceta varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.1 months, from January 3 to May 7, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on February 11.
The drier season lasts 7.9 months, from May 7 to January 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 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 72% on February 11.
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. Calceta experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from November 1 to July 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 7.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from July 12 to November 1. The least rain falls around August 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Calceta does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 10 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:59 AM on November 5, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:30 AM on February 13. The earliest sunset is at 6:08 PM on November 1, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:39 PM on February 8.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Calceta during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Calceta experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from November 1 to August 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 61% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is March 5, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is September 4, with muggy conditions 48% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Calceta experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from June 12 to January 14, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.0 months, from January 14 to June 12. The calmest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Calceta is from the west throughout the year.
Calceta 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 78°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Calceta 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 time of year to visit Calceta for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early October, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 Calceta for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of August.
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 in Calceta 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 2.0 months, from August 7 to October 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 4, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from December 26 to June 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is February 8, with an average of 5.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Calceta are -0.846 deg latitude, -80.164 deg longitude, and 105 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Calceta contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 705 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 148 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,755 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,779 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Calceta is covered by cropland (38%), shrubs (29%), trees (20%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (28%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Calceta, 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, Eloy Alfaro International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Calceta.
At a distance of 59 kilometers from Calceta, 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 Calceta 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 .