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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Linares Chile

In Linares, 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 85°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 92°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Linares for warm-weather activities is from early December to mid March.

Climate in Linares

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Linares weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Linares

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 7 to March 18, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is January 14, with an average high of 85°F and low of 56°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 16 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is July 26, with an average low of 39°F and high of 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Linares

Average High and Low Temperature in LinareswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 2656°FJul 2656°FJan 1485°FJan 1485°F39°F39°F56°F56°FDec 779°FDec 779°FMar 1879°FMar 1879°FMay 1661°FMay 1661°FSep 861°FSep 861°F52°F52°F52°F52°F43°F43°F42°F42°FNowNow
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 in Linares

Average Hourly Temperature in LinaresJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Naracoorte, Australia (7,004 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Linares (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Linares, 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 Linares begins around October 17 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around April 17. On January 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 10% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 17 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around October 17. On June 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Linares

Cloud Cover Categories in LinaresclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1590%Jan 1590%Jun 637%Jun 637%Oct 1763%Oct 1763%Apr 1764%Apr 1764%NowNowclearovercastmostly cloudymostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from April 30 to September 14, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 9.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from September 14 to April 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 15.

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 36% on June 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Linares

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LinareswetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 936%Jun 936%Jan 155%Jan 155%Jan 15%Jan 15%Apr 3020%Apr 3020%Sep 1420%Sep 1420%NowNowrain
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. Linares experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 10.0 months, from February 9 to December 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 17, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from December 7 to February 9. The least rain falls around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Linares

Average Monthly Rainfall in LinaresrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inJun 175.1 inJun 175.1 inJan 160.4 inJan 160.4 inDec 70.5 inDec 70.5 inNowNow
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 Linares varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 9 hours, 43 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Linares

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LinaresJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2214 hr, 36 minDec 2114 hr, 36 minDec 2112 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 209 hr, 43 minJun 209 hr, 43 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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 6:22 AM on December 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 38 minutes later at 8:01 AM on April 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:38 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 28 minutes later at 9:06 PM on January 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Linares 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 Linares

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LinaresJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMDec 66:22 AMDec 66:22 AM9:06 PMJan 59:06 PMJan 5Jun 125:38 PMJun 125:38 PM8:01 AMApr 38:01 AMApr 3DSTApr 3DSTApr 3Sep 5DSTSep 5DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

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 Linares

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

The perceived humidity level in Linares, 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 Linares

Humidity Comfort Levels in LinaresJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 120%Aug 120%Feb 61%Feb 61%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Linares experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 14 to February 25, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from February 25 to November 14. The calmest day of the year is April 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Linares

Average Wind Speed in LinareswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mphJan 205.8 mphJan 205.8 mphApr 294.6 mphApr 294.6 mphNov 145.2 mphNov 145.2 mphNowNow
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 Linares varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 months, from March 21 to May 12 and for 2.2 months, from August 26 to November 2, with a peak percentage of 42% on April 19. The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from May 12 to August 26, with a peak percentage of 44% on June 23. The wind is most often from the west for 4.6 months, from November 2 to March 21, with a peak percentage of 52% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Linares

Wind Direction in LinaresWSNSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Linares 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 Linares for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Tourism Score in Linares

Tourism Score in Linaresbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.67.61.21.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Linares for hot-weather activities is from late December to late February, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Linares

Beach/Pool Score in Linaresbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.45.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Linares typically lasts for 9.3 months (283 days), from around August 20 to around May 29, rarely starting before July 24 or after September 12, and rarely ending before April 28 or after July 4.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Linares

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Linaresgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 2050%Aug 2050%May 2950%May 2990%Sep 1290%Sep 1290%Apr 2890%Apr 2810%Jul 2410%Jul 2410%Jul 410%Jul 4Jan 8100%Jan 8100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Linares should appear around August 23, only rarely appearing before August 12 or after September 2.

Growing Degree Days in Linares

Growing Degree Days in LinaresJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FAug 2390°FAug 2390°FDec 5900°FDec 5900°FJun 303,357°FJun 303,357°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 8 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 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 2.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Linares

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LinaresbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWh11 kWh11 kWhDec 289.2 kWhDec 289.2 kWhJun 222.1 kWhJun 222.1 kWhFeb 197.8 kWhFeb 197.8 kWhApr 303.5 kWhApr 303.5 kWhAug 213.5 kWhAug 213.5 kWhNowNow
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 Linares are -35.847 deg latitude, -71.593 deg longitude, and 541 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Linares contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 531 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,109 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (12,323 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Linares is covered by shrubs (35%), cropland (30%), grassland (17%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (37%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and shrubs (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Linares, 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 Linares.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Linares 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 Linares is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Linares and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Curico (SCIC, 76%, 104 kilometers, north) and Malargue Airport (SAMM, 24%, 187 kilometers, east).

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

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.