Average Weather in Machacamarca Bolivia
In Machacamarca, the summers are short, comfortable, and mostly cloudy; the winters are short, very cold, and mostly clear; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 72°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 80°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Machacamarca for warm-weather activities is from early September to mid December.
The warm season lasts for 2.4 months, from October 6 to December 19, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is November 18, with an average high of 72°F and low of 42°F.
The cold season lasts for 1.9 months, from May 29 to July 26, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest day of the year is June 28, with an average low of 24°F and high of 62°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 Machacamarca, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Machacamarca begins around April 13 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around October 12. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around April 13. On January 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 20% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Machacamarca varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from December 13 to March 18, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on January 12.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from March 18 to December 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 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 40% on January 12.
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. Machacamarca experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from September 15 to April 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from April 12 to September 15. The least rain falls around May 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Machacamarca varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:42 AM on November 25, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 18 minutes later at 7:00 AM on July 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:59 PM on June 3, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 11 minutes later at 7:10 PM on January 17.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Machacamarca 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 Machacamarca, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Machacamarca experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from June 25 to March 4, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.7 months, from March 4 to June 25. The calmest day of the year is April 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Machacamarca varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 4.1 months, from January 1 to May 3 and for 3.2 months, from September 21 to December 26, with a peak percentage of 51% on April 9. The wind is most often from the west for 4.6 months, from May 3 to September 21, with a peak percentage of 57% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 6.0 days, from December 26 to January 1, with a peak percentage of 40% on December 30.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Machacamarca 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 Machacamarca for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid December, with a peak score in the first week of November.
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 Machacamarca for hot-weather activities is from late October to early December, with a peak score in the third week of November.
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 Machacamarca typically lasts for 5.9 months (180 days), from around October 15 to around April 13, rarely starting before September 20 or after November 20, and rarely ending before March 18 or after May 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Machacamarca should appear around August 4, only rarely appearing before July 28 or after August 14.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from October 6 to December 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 15, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from May 16 to July 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Machacamarca are -18.173 deg latitude, -67.021 deg longitude, and 12,231 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Machacamarca contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 801 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12,232 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,337 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,188 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Machacamarca is covered by bare soil (54%), sparse vegetation (17%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by bare soil (42%) and sparse vegetation (20%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (39%) and sparse vegetation (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Machacamarca, 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, Jorge Wilsterman, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Machacamarca.
At a distance of 122 kilometers from Machacamarca, 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 Machacamarca 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.
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