Average Weather in Monte Patria Chile
In Monte Patria, the summers are comfortable, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 76°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 79°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Monte Patria for warm-weather activities is from late November to mid March.
The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 7 to March 21, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is January 30, with an average high of 76°F and low of 59°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from May 27 to September 3, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is July 17, with an average low of 44°F and high of 60°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 Monte Patria, 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 Monte Patria begins around October 12 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around April 23. On February 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 93% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 7% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 23 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around October 12. On June 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Monte Patria does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 1% to 9%, with an average value of 4%.
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 9% on July 15.
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. Monte Patria experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 17 to August 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from August 19 to May 17. The least rain falls around December 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Monte Patria varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:33 AM on December 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 8:21 AM on August 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:49 PM on June 10, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 2 minutes later at 8:50 PM on January 8.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Monte Patria 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
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 Monte Patria, 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
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 Monte Patria experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from September 28 to March 23, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from March 23 to September 28. The calmest day of the year is June 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Monte Patria varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 3.5 months, from May 3 to August 19, with a peak percentage of 35% on June 14. The wind is most often from the west for 8.5 months, from August 19 to May 3, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.
Monte Patria 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 January 7 to April 2, with an average temperature above 62°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 7, with an average temperature of 64°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from June 16 to November 5, with an average temperature below 57°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 30, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Monte Patria 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 Monte Patria for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November 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 Monte Patria for hot-weather activities is from late December to late February, with a peak score in the last 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.
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Monte Patria over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 16, with a 74% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and 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 Monte Patria should appear around July 31, only rarely appearing before July 24 or after August 14.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.7 months, from October 28 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 8.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 9.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 2 to August 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 3.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Monte Patria are -30.695 deg latitude, -70.958 deg longitude, and 1,726 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Monte Patria contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,365 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,601 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,633 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (18,199 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Monte Patria is covered by trees (28%), grassland (23%), sparse vegetation (17%), and shrubs (15%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (31%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (27%) and sparse vegetation (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Monte Patria, 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, La Florida Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Monte Patria.
At a distance of 90 kilometers from Monte Patria, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Monte Patria according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.