Average Weather in El Paso Colombia
The climate in El Paso is sweltering, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 74°F to 101°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 105°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 El Paso, 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 El Paso begins around December 12 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around March 24. On January 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 24 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around December 12. 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 El Paso varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from April 16 to November 24, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on October 19.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from November 24 to April 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% 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 42% on October 19.
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. El Paso experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from March 17 to December 26, 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 2.7 months, from December 26 to March 17. The least rain falls around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in El Paso does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 41 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:33 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 44 minutes later at 6:17 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:30 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 50 minutes later at 6:20 PM on July 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in El Paso 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.
El Paso experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from March 18 to January 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 60% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is November 2, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 9, with muggy conditions 46% 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 El Paso 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
The predominant average hourly wind direction in El Paso varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.4 weeks, from August 27 to September 6, with a peak percentage of 38% on September 5. The wind is most often from the west for 2.4 months, from September 6 to November 17, with a peak percentage of 52% on October 19. The wind is most often from the east for 9.3 months, from November 17 to August 27, with a peak percentage of 89% 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 2.7 months, from January 12 to April 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 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 12 to November 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 20, with an average of 4.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Paso are 9.657 deg latitude, -73.747 deg longitude, and 128 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of El Paso is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 126 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (141 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (9,505 feet).
The area within 2 miles of El Paso is covered by grassland (36%), trees (35%), and shrubs (20%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in El Paso, 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, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of El Paso.
At a distance of 178 kilometers from El Paso, 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 El Paso to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 36%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 64%.
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.