Average Weather in San Quintín Mexico
In San Quintín, the summers are hot and arid, the winters are long and cool, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55°F to 88°F and is rarely below 49°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit San Quintín for hot-weather activities is from early July to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 27 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is August 24, with an average high of 88°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 27 to March 28, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is December 27, with an average low of 55°F and high of 68°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
Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Brazil (5,989 miles away); Gaza, Palestinian Territories (7,739 miles); and Geraldton, Australia (9,435 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to San Quintín (view comparison).
In San Quintín, 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 San Quintín begins around April 12 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around November 2. On June 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 10% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around April 12. On February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% 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 San Quintín varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from November 23 to April 4, with a greater than 7% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 14% on February 18.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from April 4 to November 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on June 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 14% on February 18.
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. San Quintín experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 17 to April 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 20, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 5 to November 17. The least rain falls around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in San Quintín varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 22 minutes later at 7:02 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:42 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 8 minutes later at 7:50 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in San Quintín during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The perceived humidity level in San Quintín, 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 4% of 4% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in San Quintín experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from February 12 to June 26, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from June 26 to February 12. The calmest day of the year is August 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in San Quintín varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from March 16 to September 13, with a peak percentage of 60% on May 29. The wind is most often from the north for 6.1 months, from September 13 to March 16, with a peak percentage of 43% on January 1.
San Quintín 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.7 months, from July 31 to October 20, with an average temperature above 66°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 3, with an average temperature of 68°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.8 months, from December 31 to May 23, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 15, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in San Quintín 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 times of year to visit San Quintín for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late July and from early September to early November, with a peak score in the second week of June.
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 San Quintín for hot-weather activities is from early July to late September, with a peak score in the last 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.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in San Quintín 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 are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Growing Degree Days
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from April 19 to August 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 12, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 7 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San Quintín are 30.561 deg latitude, -115.945 deg longitude, and 72 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of San Quintín contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 82 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,677 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,010 feet).
The area within 2 miles of San Quintín is covered by grassland (91%), within 10 miles by grassland (46%) and shrubs (27%), and within 50 miles by water (45%) and shrubs (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in San Quintín, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
San Quintín 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 San Quintín, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.