Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Las Coloradas Argentina
In Las Coloradas, the summers are comfortable, 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 29°F to 75°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Las Coloradas for warm-weather activities is from mid December to early March.
Climate in Las Coloradas
Average Temperature in Las Coloradas
The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 2 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is January 13, with an average high of 75°F and low of 46°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 21 to August 30, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is July 24, with an average low of 29°F and high of 44°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Las Coloradas
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 Las Coloradas
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In Las Coloradas, 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 Las Coloradas begins around October 15 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around April 2. On February 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 2 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around October 15. On May 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Las Coloradas
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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 Las Coloradas varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 3 to September 3, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on June 17.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 3 to May 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on January 12.
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 35% on May 29.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Las Coloradas
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. Las Coloradas experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 13 to December 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 weeks, from December 27 to January 13. The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Las Coloradas
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Las Coloradas experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 16 to September 11, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around June 29, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 11 to May 16. The least snow falls around February 7, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Las Coloradas
The length of the day in Las Coloradas varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Las Coloradas
The earliest sunrise is at 6:08 AM on December 8, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 56 minutes later at 9:03 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 6:24 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 49 minutes later at 9:13 PM on January 3.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Las Coloradas during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Las Coloradas
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 Las Coloradas
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 Las Coloradas, 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 Las Coloradas
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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 Las Coloradas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from October 10 to January 9, with average wind speeds of more than 12.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from January 9 to October 10. The calmest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Las Coloradas
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Las Coloradas is from the west throughout the year.
Wind Direction in Las Coloradas
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Las Coloradas 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 Las Coloradas for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the third week of January.
Tourism Score in Las Coloradas
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 Las Coloradas for hot-weather activities is from early January to late February, with a peak score in the second week of January.
Beach/Pool Score in Las Coloradas
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 Las Coloradas typically lasts for 4.3 months (130 days), from around November 25 to around April 4, rarely starting before October 28 or after December 24, and rarely ending before February 19 or after April 28.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Las Coloradas
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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 Las Coloradas should appear around October 18, only rarely appearing before October 8 or after November 2.
Growing Degree Days in Las Coloradas
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 7 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 29, with an average of 9.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 26 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Las Coloradas
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Las Coloradas are -39.555 deg latitude, -70.595 deg longitude, and 2,995 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Las Coloradas contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 994 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,350 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,799 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,830 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Las Coloradas is covered by sparse vegetation (34%), grassland (25%), trees (24%), and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (39%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (29%) and sparse vegetation (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Las Coloradas, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Las Coloradas is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Las Coloradas, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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.