Average Weather in Molina Chile
In Molina, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 84°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Molina for warm-weather activities is from early December to mid March.
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 1 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is January 15, with an average high of 84°F and low of 55°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 16 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is July 27, with an average low of 39°F and high of 57°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 Molina, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Molina begins around October 18 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around April 17. On January 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 17 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around October 18. On June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% 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 Molina varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.2 months, from May 2 to September 8, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on June 27.
The drier season lasts 7.8 months, from September 8 to May 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on January 27.
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 31% on June 8.
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. Molina experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 19 to November 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 8 to March 19. The least rain falls around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Molina varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:23 AM on December 6, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:30 AM on May 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:39 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 24 minutes later at 9:03 PM on January 6.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Molina during 2018, starting in the spring on August 12 and ending in the fall on May 12.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Molina, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Molina experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 8 to February 25, with average wind speeds of more than 4.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from February 25 to November 8. The calmest day of the year is May 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Molina varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 months, from April 6 to May 10 and for 1.4 months, from August 27 to October 9, with a peak percentage of 35% on October 7. The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from May 10 to August 27, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 2. The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from October 9 to April 6, with a peak percentage of 57% on January 1.
Molina 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 2.9 months, from December 31 to March 27, with an average temperature above 59°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 6, with an average temperature of 60°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from June 26 to October 27, with an average temperature below 55°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 54°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Molina 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 Molina for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of January.
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 Molina for hot-weather activities is from late December to late February, with a peak score in the third week of January.
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.
The growing season in Molina typically lasts for 9.6 months (290 days), from around August 17 to around June 3, rarely starting before July 20 or after September 17, and rarely ending before May 6 or after July 6.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Molina should appear around August 20, only rarely appearing before August 10 or after August 30.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.4 months, from November 7 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 28, with an average of 9.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 30 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Molina are -35.114 deg latitude, -71.282 deg longitude, and 820 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Molina contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 190 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 822 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,146 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (13,366 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Molina is covered by cropland (39%), shrubs (21%), grassland (21%), and trees (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (30%) and shrubs (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and shrubs (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Molina, 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 Molina.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Molina 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 Molina is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Molina and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .