Average Weather in Cipolletti Argentina
In Cipolletti, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry and windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cipolletti for warm-weather activities is from mid November to mid March.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 24 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is January 12, with an average high of 88°F and low of 63°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from May 15 to August 22, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is July 18, with an average low of 34°F and high of 55°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 Cipolletti, 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 Cipolletti begins around October 16 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 11. On January 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 11 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 16. On June 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
Cipolletti 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 5% to 10%, with an average value of 7%.
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 10% on May 25.
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. Cipolletti experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from September 7 to July 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from July 2 to September 7. The least rain falls around August 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Cipolletti varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:59 AM on December 8, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 52 minutes later at 8:51 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 6:15 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 45 minutes later at 9:00 PM on January 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Cipolletti during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 perceived humidity level in Cipolletti, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Cipolletti experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 12 to February 20, with average wind speeds of more than 11.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from February 20 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is May 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cipolletti is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cipolletti 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 Cipolletti for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid November to mid March, with a peak score in the third 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 Cipolletti for hot-weather activities is from mid December to mid February, with a peak score in the second 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 Cipolletti typically lasts for 7.9 months (240 days), from around September 9 to around May 7, rarely starting before August 18 or after September 29, and rarely ending before April 16 or after May 28.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cipolletti should appear around August 19, only rarely appearing before August 11 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 3.3 months, from November 5 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 28, with an average of 8.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 27 to August 19, 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cipolletti are -38.934 deg latitude, -67.990 deg longitude, and 876 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cipolletti is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 95 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 875 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (804 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,480 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cipolletti is covered by grassland (30%), trees (24%), cropland (23%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (21%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (25%) and bare soil (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cipolletti, 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, Presidente Perón International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Cipolletti.
At a distance of 14 kilometers from Cipolletti, 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 Cipolletti 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.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .