Average Weather in Patía Colombia
The climate in Patía is hot, muggy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 69°F to 90°F and is rarely below 66°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Patía for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.
The temperature in Patía 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 Patía, 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 Patía begins around June 1 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around September 19. On July 31, 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 September 19 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around June 1. On March 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% 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 Patía varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from September 29 to May 27, with a greater than 35% 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 27 to September 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% 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. Patía experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Patía. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 10, with an average total accumulation of 5.3 inches.
The least rain falls around August 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Patía does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 14 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:50 AM on October 30, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:21 AM on February 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:52 PM on November 6, and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 6:23 PM on February 14.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Patía during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Patía experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.4 months, from September 23 to July 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 37% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is April 15, with muggy conditions 80% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 21, with muggy conditions 23% 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 Patía experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from June 14 to August 31, with average wind speeds of more than 3.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.5 months, from August 31 to June 14. The calmest day of the year is April 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Patía varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.4 months, from May 7 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 68% on July 9. The wind is most often from the west for 7.6 months, from September 18 to May 7, with a peak percentage of 70% on January 1.
Patía 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 81°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Patía 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 Patía for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to mid September, with a peak score in the third 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 Patía for hot-weather activities is from early June 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 Patía 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 1.8 months, from July 17 to September 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 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 6.9 months, from October 19 to May 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 13, with an average of 4.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Patía are 2.069 deg latitude, -77.053 deg longitude, and 2,129 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Patía contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 650 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,140 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,033 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,164 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Patía is covered by trees (49%), grassland (21%), cropland (15%), and shrubs (15%), within 10 miles by trees (43%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and shrubs (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Patía, 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, Cali / Alfonso Bonillaaragon, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Patía.
At a distance of 180 kilometers from Patía, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Patía to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 38%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 62%.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .