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Average Weather in Sipe Sipe Bolivia

The climate in Sipe Sipe is warm and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 80°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 86°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Sipe Sipe for warm-weather activities are from late March to late April and from mid August to mid December.

Temperature

The temperature in Sipe Sipe varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

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 Sipe SipeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmcold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Colonia Emiliano Zapata Ejido de Tenancingo, Mexico (3,380 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Sipe Sipe (view comparison).

Clouds

In Sipe Sipe, 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 Sipe Sipe begins around April 12 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 14. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 14 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 12. On January 13, 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

Cloud Cover Categories in Sipe SipeclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2278%Jul 2278%Jan 1319%Jan 1319%Apr 1248%Apr 1248%Oct 1448%Oct 1448%clearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Sipe Sipe varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from November 29 to March 23, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on January 11.

The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from March 23 to November 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 21.

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 45% on January 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sipe SipewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 1145%Jan 1145%Jul 211%Jul 211%Jan 140%Jan 140%Nov 2923%Nov 2923%Mar 2323%Mar 2323%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. Sipe Sipe experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 24 to April 15, 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 2.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 15 to October 24. The least rain falls around May 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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.

Sun

The length of the day in Sipe Sipe varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 11 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 5:41 AM on November 24, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 6:56 AM on July 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:57 PM on June 4, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 7:06 PM on January 18.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Sipe Sipe during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Sipe SipeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 245:41 AMNov 245:41 AM7:06 PMJan 187:06 PMJan 18Jun 45:57 PMJun 45:57 PM6:56 AMJul 76:56 AMJul 7daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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 Sipe Sipe, 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 Sipe SipeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Sipe Sipe experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from July 22 to December 1, with average wind speeds of more than 7.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from December 1 to July 22. The calmest day of the year is March 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 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 Sipe Sipe varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.3 weeks, from June 3 to June 19, with a peak percentage of 47% on June 13. The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from June 19 to June 3, with a peak percentage of 54% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Sipe SipeNWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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 Sipe Sipe 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 Sipe Sipe for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to late April and from mid August to mid December, with a peak score in the first week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Sipe Sipebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.85.84.44.45.35.3 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Sipe Sipe for hot-weather activities is from late August to late November, with a peak score in the last week of October.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Sipe Sipebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.63.61.91.93.13.12.12.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudsbeach/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 Sipe Sipe typically lasts for 10 months (320 days), from around July 21 to around June 6, rarely starting after August 13, or ending before May 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sipe Sipegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jul 2150%Jul 2150%Jun 650%Jun 690%Aug 1390%Aug 1390%May 1690%May 1620%Jun 2720%Jun 27Jan 3100%Jan 3100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Sipe Sipe should appear around July 13, only rarely appearing before July 11 or after July 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Sipe SipeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°F4,500°FJul 1390°FJul 1390°FSep 28900°FSep 28900°FNov 271,800°FNov 271,800°FJun 304,392°FJun 304,392°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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from September 29 to December 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 10, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from May 19 to July 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sipe SipebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhNov 107.2 kWhNov 107.2 kWhJun 215.2 kWhJun 215.2 kWhSep 296.8 kWhSep 296.8 kWh
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 Sipe Sipe are -17.450 deg latitude, -66.383 deg longitude, and 9,127 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sipe Sipe contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,697 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9,187 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,982 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,802 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sipe Sipe is covered by shrubs (66%) and grassland (22%), within 10 miles by shrubs (55%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by grassland (34%) and shrubs (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sipe Sipe, 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 Sipe Sipe.

At a distance of 22 kilometers from Sipe Sipe, 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 Sipe Sipe 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.