Average Weather in Mercaderes Colombia
The climate in Mercaderes is warm and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 84°F and is rarely below 61°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Mercaderes for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid September.
The temperature in Mercaderes 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
Curup, Indonesia (12,333 miles away); Ranau, Malaysia (11,355 miles); and Tondano, Indonesia (10,908 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Mercaderes (view comparison).
In Mercaderes, 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 Mercaderes begins around May 31 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around September 21. On July 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around May 31. On March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 91% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 9% 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 Mercaderes varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from September 29 to May 29, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 56% on November 12.
The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from May 29 to September 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on August 11.
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 56% on November 12.
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. Mercaderes experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Mercaderes. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 9, with an average total accumulation of 5.2 inches.
The least rain falls around August 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Mercaderes does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 13 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:50 AM on October 31, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:21 AM on February 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:53 PM on November 5, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:24 PM on February 14.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Mercaderes during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Mercaderes, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.
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 Mercaderes experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 12 to September 1, with average wind speeds of more than 3.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.3 months, from September 1 to June 12. The calmest day of the year is April 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mercaderes varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 months, from April 23 to June 4 and for 1.3 months, from August 11 to September 20, with a peak percentage of 44% on August 11. The wind is most often from the east for 2.2 months, from June 4 to August 11, with a peak percentage of 50% on June 28. The wind is most often from the west for 7.1 months, from September 20 to April 23, with a peak percentage of 67% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Mercaderes 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 Mercaderes for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the last 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 time of year to visit Mercaderes for hot-weather activities is from late May to late September, 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 Mercaderes 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 1.9 months, from July 20 to September 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is August 16, with an average of 5.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 25 to May 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 12, with an average of 4.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mercaderes are 1.802 deg latitude, -77.170 deg longitude, and 3,402 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mercaderes contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,493 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,536 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,650 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,386 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mercaderes is covered by shrubs (43%), trees (23%), grassland (22%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (34%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and shrubs (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mercaderes, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Mercaderes is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Mercaderes, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .