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Average Weather in Tamalameque Colombia

The climate in Tamalameque is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 97°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 104°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in TamalamequeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotwarmsweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.


In Tamalameque, 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 Tamalameque begins around December 10 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around March 24. On January 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 24 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around December 10. On May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 92% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 8% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in TamalamequeclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1341%Jan 1341%May 68%May 68%Dec 1024%Dec 1024%Mar 2424%Mar 2424%clearovercastpartly cloudymostly cloudymostly clear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.


A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Tamalameque varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from April 9 to November 27, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on October 19.

The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from November 27 to April 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 20.

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 52% on October 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TamalamequewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Oct 1952%Oct 1952%Jan 206%Jan 206%Jan 111%Jan 111%Apr 929%Apr 929%Nov 2730%Nov 2730%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).


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. Tamalameque experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 29 to January 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 11, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.7 weeks, from January 10 to January 29. The least rain falls around January 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.


The length of the day in Tamalameque does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 38 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in TamalamequeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 38 minJun 2012 hr, 38 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 37 minDec 2111 hr, 37 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 42 minutes later at 6:16 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:31 PM on November 14, and the latest sunset is 48 minutes later at 6:18 PM on July 13.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Tamalameque during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in TamalamequeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 275:34 AMMay 275:34 AM6:18 PMJul 136:18 PMJul 13Nov 145:31 PMNov 145:31 PM6:16 AMJan 286:16 AMJan 28daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.


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.

Tamalameque experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from March 24 to January 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 86% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is November 6, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 26, with muggy conditions 81% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in TamalamequemuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2681%Feb 2681%100%Nov 6100%Nov 6Jan 1486%Jan 1486%oppressiveoppressivehumidhumidmuggymuggymiserablemiserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: 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 Tamalameque does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 1.2 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in TamalamequeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mphFeb 81.6 mphFeb 81.6 mphSep 200.7 mphSep 200.7 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tamalameque varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.2 months, from September 1 to November 6, with a peak percentage of 52% on October 6. The wind is most often from the east for 9.8 months, from November 6 to September 1, with a peak percentage of 96% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in TamalamequeEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestnorthsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from January 13 to March 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 1, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from September 13 to November 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 16, with an average of 4.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TamalamequebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMar 16.3 kWhMar 16.3 kWhOct 164.1 kWhOct 164.1 kWhJan 135.8 kWhJan 135.8 kWhNov 304.6 kWhNov 304.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.


For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tamalameque are 8.852 deg latitude, -73.812 deg longitude, and 98 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tamalameque is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 96 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (755 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (8,563 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tamalameque is covered by water (37%), grassland (33%), and trees (19%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and grassland (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tamalameque, 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 Vicente Gómez International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Tamalameque.

At a distance of 188 kilometers from Tamalameque, 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 Tamalameque to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 43%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 57%.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.

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 aiports 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.