Climate and Average Weather Year Round in La Ensenada Chile
In La Ensenada, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are cold, wet, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 71°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 82°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit La Ensenada for warm-weather activities is from late December to early March.
Climate in La Ensenada
Average Temperature in La Ensenada
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 18 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is February 1, with an average high of 71°F and low of 52°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 23 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest day of the year is July 17, with an average low of 39°F and high of 50°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in La Ensenada
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 La Ensenada
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In La Ensenada, 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 La Ensenada begins around November 3 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around April 4. On February 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 4 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around November 3. On July 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 19% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in La Ensenada
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in La Ensenada varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from April 25 to September 14, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on June 9.
The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from September 14 to April 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 11.
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 52% on June 9.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in La Ensenada
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. La Ensenada experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in La Ensenada. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 6.3 inches.
The least rain falls around January 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in La Ensenada
The length of the day in La Ensenada varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 9 hours, 12 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 15 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in La Ensenada
The earliest sunrise is at 6:10 AM on December 8, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 8:16 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:27 PM on June 13, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 59 minutes later at 9:26 PM on January 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in La Ensenada during 2021, starting in the spring on September 5 and ending in the fall on April 3.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in La Ensenada
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in La Ensenada
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.
The perceived humidity level in La Ensenada, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in La Ensenada
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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 La Ensenada does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 5.0 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed in La Ensenada
The predominant average hourly wind direction in La Ensenada varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.9 months, from January 25 to March 23, with a peak percentage of 42% on February 8. The wind is most often from the west for 1.9 weeks, from March 23 to April 5 and for 3.3 months, from October 15 to January 25, with a peak percentage of 30% on March 25. The wind is most often from the north for 6.3 months, from April 5 to October 15, with a peak percentage of 50% on June 28.
Wind Direction in La Ensenada
La Ensenada is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from December 18 to March 11, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is January 21, with an average temperature of 60°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from May 20 to October 3, with an average temperature below 52°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is July 31, with an average temperature of 50°F.
Average Water Temperature in La Ensenada
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in La Ensenada throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit La Ensenada for general outdoor tourist activities is from late December to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.
Tourism Score in La Ensenada
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit La Ensenada for hot-weather activities is from early January to late February, with a peak score in the last week of January.
Beach/Pool Score in La Ensenada
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in La Ensenada typically lasts for 7.2 months (218 days), from around September 22 to around April 28, rarely starting before September 1 or after October 13, and rarely ending before April 4 or after May 27.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in La Ensenada
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in La Ensenada should appear around September 27, only rarely appearing before September 13 or after October 10.
Growing Degree Days in La Ensenada
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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 17 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 5, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from April 25 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in La Ensenada
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Ensenada are -41.207 deg latitude, -72.538 deg longitude, and 190 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Ensenada contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 495 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 260 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (8,684 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,204 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Ensenada is covered by trees (60%) and water (29%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and water (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (52%) and water (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Ensenada, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Ensenada.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Ensenada according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at La Ensenada is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Ensenada and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.