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Average Weather in Chiriguaná Colombia

In Chiriguaná, the summers are short, sweltering, humid, and dry; the winters are short, warm, oppressive, and wet; and it is overcast year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 101°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 105°F.

The hot season lasts for 2.5 months, from January 31 to April 15, with an average daily high temperature above 98°F. The hottest day of the year is March 15, with an average high of 101°F and low of 79°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.0 months, from October 1 to December 1, with an average daily high temperature below 92°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 75°F and high of 95°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 ChiriguanáJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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.

Clouds

In Chiriguaná, 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 Chiriguaná begins around December 11 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around March 25. On January 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 25 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around December 11. On May 16, 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 ChiriguanáclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1342%Jan 1342%May 168%May 168%Dec 1125%Dec 1125%Mar 2524%Mar 2524%partly cloudyclearovercastmostly 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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from April 15 to November 24, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on October 19.

The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from November 24 to April 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 18.

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 45% on October 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ChiriguanáwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Oct 1945%Oct 1945%Jan 183%Jan 183%Jan 17%Jan 17%Apr 1525%Apr 1525%Nov 2424%Nov 2424%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. Chiriguaná experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from March 6 to December 31, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from December 31 to March 6. The least rain falls around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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 Chiriguaná does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 40 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ChiriguanáJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 40 minJun 2012 hr, 40 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 35 minDec 2111 hr, 35 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 5:33 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 43 minutes later at 6:16 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:29 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 49 minutes later at 6:18 PM on July 12.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ChiriguanáJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 285:33 AMMay 285:33 AM6:18 PMJul 126:18 PMJul 12Nov 155:29 PMNov 155:29 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.

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.

Chiriguaná experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from March 21 to January 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 51% 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 9, with muggy conditions 34% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in ChiriguanámuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 934%Feb 934%100%Nov 6100%Nov 6Mar 2151%Mar 2151%Jan 1152%Jan 1152%humidhumidmuggymuggymiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortable
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 Chiriguaná does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 1.1 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in ChiriguanáJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.2 mph0.4 mph0.6 mph0.8 mph1.0 mph1.2 mph1.4 mph1.6 mph1.8 mph2.0 mph2.2 mph2.4 mphFeb 81.6 mphFeb 81.6 mphSep 290.7 mphSep 290.7 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 Chiriguaná varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from September 25 to November 1, with a peak percentage of 53% on October 19. The wind is most often from the east for 11 months, from November 1 to September 25, with a peak percentage of 98% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ChiriguanáEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestsouth
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 15 to April 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 28, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from September 15 to November 27, 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 4.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Chiriguaná are 9.362 deg latitude, -73.603 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Chiriguaná is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 99 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (883 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (9,505 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Chiriguaná is covered by trees (34%), grassland (26%), shrubs (18%), and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (53%) and grassland (22%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Chiriguaná, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Chiriguaná 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 Chiriguaná, 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 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.