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 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 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 Categories
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
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 an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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 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
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
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 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 1.
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
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%).
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.