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Average Weather in La Puerta Argentina

In La Puerta, the summers are long and warm; 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 37°F to 84°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 92°F.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.2 months, from October 31 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is December 28, with an average high of 84°F and low of 65°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from May 18 to August 8, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is July 12, with an average low of 37°F and high of 60°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 La PuertaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMwarmcoldcoolvery coldcomfortable
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.

Clouds

In La Puerta, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in La Puerta begins around July 11 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around December 18. On September 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 18 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around July 11. On June 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in La PuertaclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1183%Sep 1183%Jun 1168%Jun 1168%Jul 1175%Jul 1175%Dec 1875%Dec 1875%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly 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 La Puerta varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from November 4 to April 5, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on January 9.

The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from April 5 to November 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% 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 37% on January 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in La PuertawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 937%Jan 937%Aug 82%Aug 82%Jan 135%Jan 135%Nov 419%Nov 419%Apr 519%Apr 519%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. La Puerta experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from September 23 to May 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 8 to September 23. The least rain falls around August 15, 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 La Puerta varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 56 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 6:18 AM on December 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 57 minutes later at 8:15 AM on July 1. The earliest sunset is at 6:34 PM on June 9, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 50 minutes later at 8:24 PM on January 9.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Puerta during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in La PuertaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 26:18 AMDec 26:18 AM8:24 PMJan 98:24 PMJan 9Jun 96:34 PMJun 96:34 PM8:15 AMJul 18:15 AMJul 1daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

La Puerta experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 30 to April 5, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 11, with muggy conditions 21% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 21, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in La PuertamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 210%Jul 210%Feb 1121%Feb 1121%Nov 305%Nov 305%Apr 55%Apr 55%humidhumiddrydrymuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
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 La Puerta experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from September 2 to March 12, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from March 12 to September 2. The calmest day of the year is June 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 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 La Puerta varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.9 months, from April 29 to August 26, with a peak percentage of 44% on May 29. The wind is most often from the east for 8.1 months, from August 26 to April 29, with a peak percentage of 57% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in La PuertaENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthsouthwest
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).

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 3.5 months, from October 19 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 8, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from April 30 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 3.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in La PuertabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhDec 88.2 kWhDec 88.2 kWhJun 183.8 kWhJun 183.8 kWhOct 197.3 kWhOct 197.3 kWhFeb 37.3 kWhFeb 37.3 kWhApr 304.7 kWhApr 304.7 kWhAug 54.7 kWhAug 54.7 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 La Puerta are -28.170 deg latitude, -65.790 deg longitude, and 3,583 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of La Puerta contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,946 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,330 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,208 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,858 feet).

The area within 2 miles of La Puerta is covered by trees (58%) and shrubs (33%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and shrubs (26%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in La Puerta, 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 Puerta.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Puerta 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 Puerta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Puerta and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport (77%, 48 kilometers, south) and Vicecomodoro Ángel de la Paz Aragonés Airport (23%, 152 kilometers, east).

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.