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Average Weather in González Colombia

The climate in González is warm, muggy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 58°F to 81°F and is rarely below 55°F or above 88°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 GonzálezJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMwarmcoolcomfortable
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.

Clouds

In González, 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 González begins around December 11 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around March 23. On January 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 23 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around December 11. On May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in GonzálezclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1734%Jan 1734%May 67%May 67%Dec 1120%Dec 1120%Mar 2320%Mar 2320%mostly clearpartly cloudyovercastclearmostly cloudy
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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from April 3 to December 1, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on October 19.

The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from December 1 to April 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% 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 53% on October 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GonzálezwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Oct 1953%Oct 1953%Jan 2010%Jan 2010%Jan 114%Jan 114%Apr 331%Apr 331%Dec 132%Dec 132%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).

Rainfall

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. González experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in González. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 12, with an average total accumulation of 4.4 inches.

The least rain falls around January 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 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.

Sun

The length of the day in González does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 36 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 37 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 40 minutes later at 6:13 AM on January 29. The earliest sunset is at 5:30 PM on November 14, and the latest sunset is 46 minutes later at 6:16 PM on July 13.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in GonzálezJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 285:33 AMMay 285:33 AM6:16 PMJul 136:16 PMJul 13Nov 145:30 PMNov 145:30 PM6:13 AMJan 296:13 AMJan 29daynightnightnightnight
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.

Humidity

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.

González experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 10.0 months, from August 16 to June 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 49% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is November 12, with muggy conditions 86% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 13, with muggy conditions 36% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in GonzálezmuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 1336%Jul 1336%86%Nov 1286%Nov 12Aug 1649%Aug 1649%Jun 1550%Jun 1550%oppressiveoppressivehumidhumidmuggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

Wind

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 González experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from December 9 to April 12, with average wind speeds of more than 1.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.9 months, from April 12 to December 9. The calmest day of the year is October 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 González is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in GonzálezJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthwest
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 March 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 27, with an average of 6.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from September 24 to December 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 31, with an average of 4.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GonzálezbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhFeb 276.1 kWhFeb 276.1 kWhOct 314.2 kWhOct 314.2 kWhJan 155.7 kWhJan 155.7 kWhSep 244.6 kWhSep 244.6 kWhDec 44.6 kWhDec 44.6 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of González are 8.389 deg latitude, -73.380 deg longitude, and 4,544 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of González contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,493 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,644 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,125 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,762 feet).

The area within 2 miles of González is covered by trees (57%), grassland (19%), shrubs (13%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (67%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and grassland (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in González, 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 González.

At a distance of 120 kilometers from González, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and González according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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.