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Average Weather in Sucre Bolivia

The climate in Sucre is comfortable and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 75°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 82°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 Sucre12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecchillychillycoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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.


In Sucre, 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 Sucre begins around April 11 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around October 8. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 8 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around April 11. On February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Sucreclearerclearercloudiercloudiercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 679%Feb 679%Jul 2228%Jul 2228%Apr 1154%Apr 1154%Oct 854%Oct 854%overcastovercastmostly cloudymostly cloudypartly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearmostly clearclearclear
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.


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

The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from November 26 to March 24, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 49% on January 12.

The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from March 24 to November 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 12.

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 49% on January 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sucrewetwetwetwetdrydry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 1249%Jan 1249%Jun 121%Jun 121%Jan 143%Jan 143%Nov 2625%Nov 2625%Mar 2425%Mar 2425%rainrain
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).


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. Sucre experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from September 16 to April 22, 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 3.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from April 22 to September 16. The least rain falls around June 7, with and 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.


The length of the day in Sucre varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 17 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 5:34 AM on November 25, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 21 minutes later at 6:55 AM on July 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:50 PM on June 4, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 14 minutes later at 7:04 PM on January 17.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Sucre2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNov 255:34 AMNov 255:34 AM7:04 PMJan 177:04 PMJan 17Jun 45:50 PMJun 45:50 PM6:55 AMJul 66:55 AMJul 6daydaynightnight
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.


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 Sucre, 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 Sucre0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 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.


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

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from August 3 to December 30, with average wind speeds of more than 3.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from December 30 to August 3. The calmest day of the year is May 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 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 Sucre varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from January 20 to December 22, with a peak percentage of 58% on September 26. The wind is most often from the east for 4.1 weeks, from December 22 to January 20, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 7.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in SucreEENNEE0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestwestsouthsoutheasteastnorthnorth
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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from October 9 to January 1, 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 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from May 17 to July 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sucrebrightbrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNov 107.3 kWhNov 107.3 kWhJun 215.1 kWhJun 215.1 kWhJan 16.8 kWhJan 16.8 kWhMay 175.5 kWhMay 175.5 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.


For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sucre are -19.033 deg latitude, -65.263 deg longitude, and 9,354 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sucre contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,309 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9,304 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,745 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,520 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sucre is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (70%) and artificial surfaces (11%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (49%) and trees (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sucre, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Sucre is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Sucre, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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.