Average Weather in El Sombrero Venezuela
In El Sombrero, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is sweltering, humid, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 69°F to 102°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 106°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit El Sombrero for hot-weather activities is from early June to late February.
The hot season lasts for 2.2 months, from February 11 to April 18, with an average daily high temperature above 100°F. The hottest day of the year is March 19, with an average high of 102°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.5 months, from June 11 to October 28, with an average daily high temperature below 91°F. The coldest day of the year is January 10, with an average low of 69°F and high of 96°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 El Sombrero, 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 El Sombrero begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 16. On July 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 16 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 6. On May 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 19% 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 El Sombrero varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.0 months, from April 30 to October 31, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 69% on August 2.
The drier season lasts 6.0 months, from October 31 to April 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 29.
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 69% on August 2.
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. El Sombrero experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 20 to December 22, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 31, with an average total accumulation of 7.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 22 to March 20. The least rain falls around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in El Sombrero does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 40 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:06 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 43 minutes later at 6:50 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 6:03 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 49 minutes later at 6:52 PM on July 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in El Sombrero 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
El Sombrero experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 29 to January 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 51% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 29, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 6, with muggy conditions 35% of the time.
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 El Sombrero experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from December 15 to April 30, with average wind speeds of more than 9.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from April 30 to December 15. The calmest day of the year is September 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in El Sombrero is from the east throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in El Sombrero 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 El Sombrero for general outdoor tourist activities are from late June to late July and from late November to early 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 El Sombrero for hot-weather activities is from early June to late February, with a peak score in the first week of July.
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.
Temperatures in El Sombrero are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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 2.1 months, from February 6 to April 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 13, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from August 3 to December 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 2, with an average of 5.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Sombrero are 9.386 deg latitude, -67.058 deg longitude, and 535 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of El Sombrero contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 524 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (413 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,096 feet).
The area within 2 miles of El Sombrero is covered by grassland (78%) and trees (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (78%) and trees (11%), and within 50 miles by grassland (69%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in El Sombrero, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in El Sombrero.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and El Sombrero according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at El Sombrero is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between El Sombrero and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .