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Average Weather in Tama Argentina

In Tama, the summers are hot and humid; the winters are short, cold, and dry; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 90°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 99°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Tama for warm-weather activities are from mid January to mid April and from early October to late December.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 3 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is December 28, with an average high of 90°F and low of 65°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from May 17 to August 12, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is July 12, with an average low of 33°F and high of 60°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in TamahothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1260°FJul 1260°FDec 2890°FDec 2890°F33°F33°F65°F65°FNov 384°FNov 384°FFeb 2884°FFeb 2884°FMay 1766°FMay 1766°FAug 1266°FAug 1266°F59°F59°F62°F62°F44°F44°F38°F38°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 TamaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhothotcomfortablevery cold
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.

Alpine, Texas, United States (4,867 miles away) and De Aar, South Africa (5,217 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tama (view comparison).

Clouds

In Tama, 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 Tama begins around July 28 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around April 30. On March 19, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 30 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around July 28. On June 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in TamaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 1984%Mar 1984%Jun 460%Jun 460%Jul 2872%Jul 2872%Apr 3072%Apr 3072%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly 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 Tama varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 17 to March 31, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on January 12.

The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from March 31 to November 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% 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 33% on January 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TamawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 1233%Jan 1233%Aug 81%Aug 81%Jan 130%Jan 130%Nov 1717%Nov 1717%Mar 3117%Mar 3117%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. Tama experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from September 25 to May 1, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 16, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 1 to September 25. The least rain falls around July 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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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 Tama varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 6:16 AM on December 3, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 8 minutes later at 8:23 AM on July 1. The earliest sunset is at 6:31 PM on June 10, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 8:32 PM on January 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Tama during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in TamaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 36:16 AMDec 36:16 AM8:32 PMJan 88:32 PMJan 8Jun 106:31 PMJun 106:31 PM8:23 AMJul 18:23 AMJul 1daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Tama experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 19 to April 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 23, with muggy conditions 43% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in TamamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 130%Jul 130%Jan 2343%Jan 2343%Nov 1911%Nov 1911%Apr 1911%Apr 1911%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Tama experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from September 1 to March 16, with average wind speeds of more than 9.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from March 16 to September 1. The calmest day of the year is June 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in TamawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphNov 711.7 mphNov 711.7 mphJun 177.2 mphJun 177.2 mphSep 19.4 mphSep 19.4 mphMar 169.4 mphMar 169.4 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 Tama is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in TamaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorth
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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 Tama 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 Tama for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid January to mid April and from early October to late December, with a peak score in the second week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Tamabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.27.22.42.47.07.06.36.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Tama for hot-weather activities is from mid November to late February, with a peak score in the last week of December.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Tamabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.16.10.20.2precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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 Tama typically lasts for 8.6 months (260 days), from around September 2 to around May 21, rarely starting before August 12 or after September 26, and rarely ending before April 27 or after June 12.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Tamagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Sep 250%Sep 250%May 2150%May 2190%Sep 2690%Sep 2690%Apr 2790%Apr 2710%Aug 1210%Aug 1210%Jun 1210%Jun 120%Jul 110%Jul 11Jan 11100%Jan 11100%very 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 Tama should appear around August 1, only rarely appearing before July 24 or after August 11.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in TamaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FAug 189°FAug 189°FOct 21900°FOct 21900°FDec 21,800°FDec 21,800°FJun 305,213°FJun 305,213°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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 27 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 12, with an average of 8.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from April 29 to August 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 16, with an average of 3.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TamabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhDec 128.4 kWhDec 128.4 kWhJun 163.3 kWhJun 163.3 kWhOct 277.4 kWhOct 277.4 kWhFeb 97.4 kWhFeb 97.4 kWhApr 294.3 kWhApr 294.3 kWhAug 94.3 kWhAug 94.3 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 Tama are -30.508 deg latitude, -66.530 deg longitude, and 2,146 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tama contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 801 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,283 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,606 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,545 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tama is covered by shrubs (89%), within 10 miles by shrubs (87%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (83%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tama, 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, Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Tama.

At a distance of 128 kilometers from Tama, 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 Tama 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.

Other Data

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.

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 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.