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Average Weather in La Puerta de San José Argentina

In La Puerta de San José, the summers are long and hot; the winters are short, cool, and dry; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 87°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 94°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit La Puerta de San José for warm-weather activities are from early January to late April and from late September to early January.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from October 24 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is December 24, with an average high of 87°F and low of 63°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from May 21 to August 9, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is July 17, with an average low of 44°F and high of 71°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in La Puerta de San JoséhothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1771°FJul 1771°FDec 2487°FDec 2487°F44°F44°F63°F63°FOct 2484°FOct 2484°FMar 284°FMar 284°FMay 2174°FMay 2174°F56°F56°F62°F62°F49°F49°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 La Puerta de San JoséJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhothotcomfortable
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.

General Cepeda, Mexico (4,321 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to La Puerta de San José (view comparison).

Clouds

In La Puerta de San José, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in La Puerta de San José begins around July 10 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around December 16. On September 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 88% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 12% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 16 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around July 10. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in La Puerta de San JoséclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 2788%Sep 2788%Jan 1071%Jan 1071%Jul 1080%Jul 1080%Dec 1680%Dec 1680%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 La Puerta de San José varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from November 10 to April 2, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on January 10.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from April 2 to November 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 8.

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 January 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in La Puerta de San JoséwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 1035%Jan 1035%Aug 82%Aug 82%Jan 134%Jan 134%Nov 1019%Nov 1019%Apr 219%Apr 219%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. La Puerta de San José experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 7 to May 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 14, with an average total accumulation of 3.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 2 to October 7. The least rain falls around August 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in La Puerta de San JosérainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 inJan 143.3 inJan 143.3 inAug 190.1 inAug 190.1 inOct 70.5 inOct 70.5 inMay 20.5 inMay 20.5 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 La Puerta de San José varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in La Puerta de San JoséJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2213 hr, 53 minDec 2113 hr, 53 minDec 2112 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2010 hr, 24 minJun 2110 hr, 24 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 6:24 AM on December 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 55 minutes later at 8:19 AM on July 2. The earliest sunset is at 6:40 PM on June 8, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 8:28 PM on January 10.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Puerta de San José during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in La Puerta de San JoséJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 16:24 AMDec 16:24 AM8:28 PMJan 108:28 PMJan 10Jun 86:40 PMJun 86:40 PM8:19 AMJul 28:19 AMJul 2daynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 La Puerta de San José, 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 La Puerta de San JoséJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 230%Jul 230%Feb 50%Feb 50%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 La Puerta de San José experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from September 3 to March 5, with average wind speeds of more than 7.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from March 5 to September 3. The calmest day of the year is June 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in La Puerta de San JoséwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphNov 228.5 mphNov 228.5 mphJun 115.7 mphJun 115.7 mphSep 37.1 mphSep 37.1 mphMar 57.1 mphMar 57.1 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 La Puerta de San José varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 1.6 months, from November 10 to December 30, with a peak percentage of 38% on November 25. The wind is most often from the south for 10 months, from December 30 to November 10, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in La Puerta de San JoséSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnorthwesteast
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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 La Puerta de San José 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 times of year to visit La Puerta de San José for general outdoor tourist activities are from early January to late April and from late September to early January, with a peak score in the last week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in La Puerta de San Josébest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.77.74.94.97.57.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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 La Puerta de San José for hot-weather activities is from early November to mid March, with a peak score in the third week of December.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in La Puerta de San Josébest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.56.52.02.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 La Puerta de San José typically lasts for 11 months (343 days), from around July 29 to around July 7, rarely starting after September 14, or ending before June 2.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in La Puerta de San Joségrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jul 2950%Jul 2950%Jul 750%Jul 790%Sep 1490%Sep 1490%Jun 290%Jun 2Jan 26100%Jan 26100%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 La Puerta de San José should appear around July 14, only rarely appearing before July 11 or after July 19.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in La Puerta de San JoséJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJul 1490°FJul 1490°FSep 30900°FSep 30900°FNov 181,800°FNov 181,800°FJun 305,753°FJun 305,753°F
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 10 to January 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 19, with an average of 8.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 5 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 4.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in La Puerta de San JosébrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhNov 198.6 kWhNov 198.6 kWhJun 214.2 kWhJun 214.2 kWhOct 107.7 kWhOct 107.7 kWhJan 267.7 kWhJan 267.7 kWhMay 55.1 kWhMay 55.1 kWhAug 55.1 kWhAug 55.1 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 La Puerta de San José are -27.550 deg latitude, -67.017 deg longitude, and 4,705 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of La Puerta de San José contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,430 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,867 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,444 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,990 feet).

The area within 2 miles of La Puerta de San José is covered by grassland (34%), trees (26%), shrubs (17%), and bare soil (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (49%) and trees (14%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (41%) and sparse vegetation (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in La Puerta de San José, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

La Puerta de San José 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 La Puerta de San José, 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.

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.