Average Weather in Chimichagua Colombia
In Chimichagua, the summers are short, sweltering, muggy, 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 106°F.
The hot season lasts for 2.6 months, from January 28 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 2.1 months, from September 28 to November 30, with an average daily high temperature below 91°F. The coldest day of the year is December 29, with an average low of 75°F and high of 95°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
In Chimichagua, 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 Chimichagua 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 42% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 58% 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 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Chimichagua varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from April 16 to November 24, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 47% on October 20.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from November 24 to April 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% 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 47% on October 20.
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. Chimichagua experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from March 5 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 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from December 31 to March 5. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Chimichagua does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 39 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
The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 43 minutes later at 6:16 AM on January 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:30 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 49 minutes later at 6:19 PM on July 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Chimichagua during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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.
Chimichagua experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from March 20 to January 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 55% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is November 3, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 9, with muggy conditions 40% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Chimichagua 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
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Chimichagua varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 months, from August 31 to November 10, with a peak percentage of 61% on October 7. The wind is most often from the east for 9.7 months, from November 10 to August 31, with a peak percentage of 96% on January 1.
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 14 to April 3, 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 12 to November 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 16, with an average of 4.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chimichagua are 9.258 deg latitude, -73.812 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Chimichagua contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 111 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (587 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (9,505 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Chimichagua is covered by water (26%), grassland (24%), trees (22%), and shrubs (14%), within 10 miles by water (30%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Chimichagua, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Chimichagua 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 Chimichagua, 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.