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Average Weather in Rinconada Argentina

In Rinconada, the summers are short, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, very cold, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 68°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 73°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Rinconada for warm-weather activities is from mid October to mid December.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from October 12 to January 7, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is December 6, with an average high of 68°F and low of 41°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.4 months, from May 26 to August 6, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is July 12, with an average low of 22°F and high of 53°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortable
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.

La Ciudad, Mexico (4,154 miles away) and Cerro La Calera, Mexico (3,669 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Rinconada (view comparison).

Clouds

In Rinconada, 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 Rinconada begins around March 26 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around November 18. On August 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 18 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around March 26. On January 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in RinconadaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2479%Aug 2479%Jan 2742%Jan 2742%Mar 2661%Mar 2661%Nov 1861%Nov 1861%NowNowclearpartly cloudyovercastmostly clearmostly 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 Rinconada varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from November 26 to March 20, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on January 9.

The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from March 20 to November 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on July 10.

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 in Rinconada changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.6 months, from August 23 to May 11. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 53% on January 9.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.4 months, from May 11 to August 23. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 2% on May 25.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in RinconadarainsnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 953%Jan 953%Jul 102%Jul 102%May 115%May 115%Aug 233%Aug 233%Nov 2627%Nov 2627%Mar 2027%Mar 2027%rain
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. Rinconada experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from September 30 to April 18, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 13, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 18 to September 30. The least rain falls around July 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Rinconada does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in RinconadasnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 inMay 190.1 inMay 190.1 inDec 270.0 inDec 270.0 inAug 200.1 inAug 200.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Rinconada varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is June 20, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2213 hr, 31 minDec 2113 hr, 31 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 46 minJun 2010 hr, 46 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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 6:31 AM on November 28, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 34 minutes later at 8:05 AM on July 5. The earliest sunset is at 6:47 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 8:14 PM on January 15.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Rinconada during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 286:31 AMNov 286:31 AM8:14 PMJan 158:14 PMJan 15Jun 76:47 PMJun 76:47 PM8:05 AMJul 58:05 AMJul 5daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

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 Rinconada, 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 RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 20%Jul 20%NowNowdrydry
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 Rinconada experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 10 to October 12, with average wind speeds of more than 9.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 12 to May 10. The calmest day of the year is March 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Rinconada varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from January 15 to April 2 and for 1.2 months, from November 24 to December 29, with a peak percentage of 41% on March 21. The wind is most often from the west for 7.7 months, from April 2 to November 24, with a peak percentage of 85% on June 28. The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 weeks, from December 29 to January 15, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in RinconadaENWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
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 Rinconada 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 Rinconada for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid October to mid December, with a peak score in the third week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Rinconadabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.04.00.90.93.43.42.92.9NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstourism 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 Rinconada for hot-weather activities is from mid November to mid December, with a peak score in the first week of December.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.80.80.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Rinconada typically lasts for 4.3 months (130 days), from around November 19 to around March 29, rarely starting before October 24 or after December 16, and rarely ending before February 13 or after April 19.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 1950%Nov 1950%Mar 2950%Mar 2950%Dec 1690%Dec 1690%Feb 1390%Feb 1390%Oct 2410%Oct 2410%Apr 1910%Apr 1910%0%Jul 190%Jul 19Jan 14100%Jan 14100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcool
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 Rinconada should appear around September 8, only rarely appearing before August 28 or after September 22.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in RinconadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°FSep 890°FSep 890°FJun 301,280°FJun 301,280°FNowNow
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 3.1 months, from October 3 to January 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 8.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 16, with an average of 8.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from May 6 to August 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 5.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in RinconadabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWh11 kWhNov 168.9 kWhNov 168.9 kWhJun 205.2 kWhJun 205.2 kWhOct 38.2 kWhOct 38.2 kWhJan 88.2 kWhJan 88.2 kWhMay 65.9 kWhMay 65.9 kWhAug 15.9 kWhAug 15.9 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 Rinconada are -22.441 deg latitude, -66.168 deg longitude, and 12,808 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Rinconada contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,440 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12,899 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,822 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,730 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Rinconada is covered by bare soil (88%), within 10 miles by bare soil (33%) and sparse vegetation (23%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (45%) and sparse vegetation (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Rinconada, 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, La Quiaca Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Rinconada.

At a distance of 69 kilometers from Rinconada, 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 Rinconada 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 aiports 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.