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Average Weather in Pailitas Colombia

The climate in Pailitas is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 74°F to 97°F and is rarely below 71°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 PailitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotwarmswelteringcomfortable
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 Pailitas, 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 Pailitas begins around December 10 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around March 25. On January 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 25 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 PailitasclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1740%Jan 1740%May 68%May 68%Dec 1024%Dec 1024%Mar 2524%Mar 2524%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 Pailitas varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from April 12 to November 26, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on October 19.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from November 26 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% 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 50% on October 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PailitaswetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Oct 1950%Oct 1950%Jan 205%Jan 205%Jan 110%Jan 110%Apr 1228%Apr 1228%Nov 2628%Nov 2628%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. Pailitas experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 5 to January 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 12, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.0 weeks, from January 8 to February 5. The least rain falls around January 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 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 Pailitas 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, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:33 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 42 minutes later at 6:15 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:30 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 Pailitas during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PailitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 285:33 AMMay 285:33 AM6:18 PMJul 136:18 PMJul 13Nov 145:30 PMNov 145:30 PM6:15 AMJan 286:15 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.

Pailitas experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from March 25 to January 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 85% 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 2, with muggy conditions 80% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in PailitasmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 280%Feb 280%100%Nov 6100%Nov 6Mar 2585%Mar 2585%humidhumidmuggymuggymiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressive
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 Pailitas does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 1.2 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in PailitasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mphFeb 81.7 mphFeb 81.7 mphSep 230.7 mphSep 230.7 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 Pailitas varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 months, from September 25 to October 28, with a peak percentage of 47% on October 19. The wind is most often from the east for 11 months, from October 28 to September 25, with a peak percentage of 98% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PailitasEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestnorth
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 2.5 months, from January 15 to April 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 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 2.5 months, from September 16 to December 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 20, with an average of 4.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PailitasbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMar 16.3 kWhMar 16.3 kWhOct 204.2 kWhOct 204.2 kWhJan 155.9 kWhJan 155.9 kWhSep 164.6 kWhSep 164.6 kWhDec 14.6 kWhDec 14.6 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 Pailitas are 8.957 deg latitude, -73.625 deg longitude, and 285 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pailitas contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 978 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 314 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,524 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,505 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pailitas is covered by grassland (36%), trees (32%), and shrubs (24%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (56%) and grassland (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pailitas, 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 Pailitas.

At a distance of 180 kilometers from Pailitas, 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 Pailitas 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%.

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.