1. WeatherSpark.com
  2. Argentina
  3. Neuquen

Average Weather in Piedra del Águila Argentina

In Piedra del Águila, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear; the winters are very cold, wet, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 82°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 92°F.

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

Climate Summary

warmcoolcoldcoolcomfortablewarmJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNowNow82%82%44%44%clearovercastprecipitation: 4.0 inprecipitation: 4.0 in0.4 in0.4 inmuggy: 0%muggy: 0%0%0%drydrytourism score: 6.8tourism score: 6.80.40.4
Click on each chart for more information.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 29 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is January 14, with an average high of 82°F and low of 52°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 17 to August 28, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is July 18, with an average low of 32°F and high of 50°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Piedra del ÁguilawarmwarmcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1850°FJul 1850°FJan 1482°FJan 1482°F32°F32°F52°F52°FNov 2976°FNov 2976°FMar 1376°FMar 1376°FMay 1756°FMay 1756°FAug 2856°FAug 2856°F46°F46°F47°F47°F36°F36°F34°F34°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

Average Hourly Temperature in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcomfortablewarm
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.

Crookwell, Australia (6,713 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Piedra del Águila (view comparison).

Clouds

In Piedra del Águila, 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 Piedra del Águila begins around October 13 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 8. On February 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 8 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 13. On May 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Piedra del ÁguilaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 1082%Feb 1082%May 2644%May 2644%Oct 1363%Oct 1363%Apr 863%Apr 863%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudypartly cloudy
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 Piedra del Águila varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 3 to September 4, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on May 29.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 4 to May 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on January 5.

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 May 29.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Piedra del ÁguilawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 2939%May 2939%Jan 57%Jan 57%Jan 17%Jan 17%May 323%May 323%Sep 423%Sep 423%NowNowrainmixed
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. Piedra del Águila experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 17 to December 23, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 5, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.7 weeks, from December 23 to January 17. The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Piedra del ÁguilarainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inJun 53.8 inJun 53.8 inJan 10.4 inJan 10.4 inJan 170.5 inJan 170.5 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Piedra del Águila does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Piedra del ÁguilasnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJun 200.2 inJun 200.2 inFeb 40.0 inFeb 40.0 inJul 300.1 inJul 300.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Piedra del Águila varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 15 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2215 hr, 2 minDec 2115 hr, 2 minDec 2112 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 209 hr, 19 minJun 219 hr, 19 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
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 6:04 AM on December 8, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 59 minutes later at 9:03 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 6:20 PM on June 13, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 52 minutes later at 9:12 PM on January 3.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Piedra del Águila during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 86:04 AMDec 86:04 AM9:12 PMJan 39:12 PMJan 3Jun 136:20 PMJun 136:20 PM9:03 AMJun 289:03 AMJun 28daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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.

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

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 Piedra del Águila, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 110%Aug 110%Feb 250%Feb 250%drydry
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 Piedra del Águila experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from October 16 to February 21, with average wind speeds of more than 11.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.9 months, from February 21 to October 16. The calmest day of the year is July 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Piedra del ÁguilawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mph22 mph22 mphDec 813.0 mphDec 813.0 mphJul 209.3 mphJul 209.3 mphOct 1611.2 mphOct 1611.2 mphFeb 2111.2 mphFeb 2111.2 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 Piedra del Águila is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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 Piedra del Águila 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 Piedra del Águila for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Piedra del Águilabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.86.80.40.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Piedra del Águila for hot-weather activities is from late December to mid February, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Piedra del Águilabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.44.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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 Piedra del Águila typically lasts for 5.1 months (156 days), from around October 29 to around April 3, rarely starting before October 2 or after November 28, and rarely ending before March 9 or after April 24.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 2950%Oct 2950%Apr 350%Apr 350%Nov 2890%Nov 2890%Mar 990%Mar 990%Oct 210%Oct 210%Apr 2410%Apr 2410%0%Jul 110%Jul 11Jan 19100%Jan 19100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezinghot
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 Piedra del Águila should appear around September 20, only rarely appearing before September 10 or after September 29.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Piedra del ÁguilaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°FSep 2090°FSep 2090°FDec 22900°FDec 22900°FJun 302,572°FJun 302,572°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 3.2 months, from November 8 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 29, with an average of 9.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from April 25 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Piedra del ÁguilabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWh11 kWh11 kWhDec 299.0 kWhDec 299.0 kWhJun 171.9 kWhJun 171.9 kWhFeb 147.6 kWhFeb 147.6 kWhApr 253.3 kWhApr 253.3 kWhAug 213.3 kWhAug 213.3 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 Piedra del Águila are -40.048 deg latitude, -70.074 deg longitude, and 1,657 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Piedra del Águila contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 594 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,856 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,864 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,272 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Piedra del Águila is covered by grassland (32%), trees (30%), bare soil (16%), and sparse vegetation (11%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (32%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (28%) and trees (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Piedra del Águila, 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, Bariloche Aerodrome, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Piedra del Águila.

At a distance of 153 kilometers from Piedra del Águila, 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 Piedra del Águila to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 6%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 94%.

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.