Average Weather in La Guaira Venezuela
In La Guaira, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is mostly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 73°F to 90°F and is rarely below 70°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit La Guaira for hot-weather activities is from late December to late March.
The temperature in La Guaira varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
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 La Guaira, 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 La Guaira begins around December 11 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around March 28. On February 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 28 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around December 11. On September 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% 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 La Guaira varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.8 months, from May 5 to November 29, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 55% on August 10.
The drier season lasts 5.3 months, from November 29 to May 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on March 1.
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 55% on August 10.
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. La Guaira experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from March 23 to January 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 3, with an average total accumulation of 4.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from January 11 to March 23. The least rain falls around March 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in La Guaira does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 44 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on May 29, and the latest sunrise is 47 minutes later at 6:51 AM on January 25. The earliest sunset is at 6:01 PM on November 16, and the latest sunset is 53 minutes later at 6:54 PM on July 11.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Guaira 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 La Guaira, 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, staying within 4% of 96% 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 La Guaira experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from November 28 to May 16, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from May 16 to November 28. The calmest day of the year is October 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in La Guaira is from the east throughout the year.
La Guaira is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.0 months, from August 19 to November 19, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is October 11, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from January 6 to April 17, with an average temperature below 78°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 77°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in La Guaira 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 La Guaira for general outdoor tourist activities is from late December to mid March, with a peak score in the first week of February.
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 La Guaira for hot-weather activities is from late December to late March, with a peak score in the first week of February.
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 La Guaira 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 14 to April 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 19, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from August 12 to November 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 10, with an average of 4.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Guaira are 10.599 deg latitude, -66.935 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Guaira contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,012 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 647 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,570 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,990 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Guaira is covered by water (51%) and trees (30%), within 10 miles by water (54%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by water (59%) and trees (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Guaira, 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 La Guaira.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Guaira 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 La Guaira is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Guaira and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .