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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Potolo Bolivia

The climate in Potolo is comfortable and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 72°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 78°F.

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

Climate in Potolo

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Potolo weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Potolo

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

Average High and Low Temperature in Potolo

Average High and Low Temperature in PotoloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 2166°FJul 2166°FNov 472°FNov 472°F34°F34°F44°F44°FSep 2671°FSep 2671°FDec 1871°FDec 1871°FJun 267°FJun 267°F41°F41°F47°F47°F36°F36°FNowNow
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 in Potolo

Average Hourly Temperature in PotoloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortable
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Toluca, Mexico (3,518 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Potolo (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Potolo, 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 Potolo begins around April 13 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around October 9. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around April 13. On January 12, 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 in Potolo

Cloud Cover Categories in PotoloclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2273%Jul 2273%Jan 1221%Jan 1221%Apr 1346%Apr 1346%Oct 947%Oct 947%NowNowclearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudymostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from November 29 to March 24, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on January 11.

The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from March 24 to November 29. 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 48% on January 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Potolo

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PotolowetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 1148%Jan 1148%Jun 121%Jun 121%Jan 142%Jan 142%Nov 2924%Nov 2924%Mar 2424%Mar 2424%NowNowrain
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. Potolo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from September 18 to April 21, 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 3.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from April 21 to September 18. The least rain falls around June 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Potolo

Average Monthly Rainfall in PotolorainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJan 163.3 inJan 163.3 inJun 60.0 inJun 60.0 inSep 180.5 inSep 180.5 inApr 210.5 inApr 210.5 in
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 Potolo varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, 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 in Potolo

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 5:35 AM on November 25, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 21 minutes later at 6:56 AM on July 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:51 PM on June 4, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 14 minutes later at 7:05 PM on January 16.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Potolo during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Potolo

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PotoloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 255:35 AMNov 255:35 AM7:05 PMJan 167:05 PMJan 16Jun 45:51 PMJun 45:51 PM6:56 AMJul 56:56 AMJul 5daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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 in Potolo

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Potolo, 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 in Potolo

Humidity Comfort Levels in PotoloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%NowNowdrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from July 26 to January 7, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from January 7 to July 26. The calmest day of the year is May 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Potolo

Average Wind Speed in PotolowindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphSep 238.4 mphSep 238.4 mphMay 96.6 mphMay 96.6 mphJul 267.5 mphJul 267.5 mphJan 77.5 mphJan 77.5 mphNowNow
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 Potolo varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 months, from March 16 to May 17 and for 4.0 months, from August 6 to December 5, with a peak percentage of 55% on September 26. The wind is most often from the west for 2.6 months, from May 17 to August 6, with a peak percentage of 50% on June 28. The wind is most often from the east for 3.4 months, from December 5 to March 16, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Potolo

Wind Direction in PotoloENWNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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 Potolo 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 Potolo for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to mid May and from late July to mid December, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score in Potolo

Tourism Score in Potolobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.84.83.53.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Potolo for hot-weather activities is from late September to late November, with a peak score in the first week of November.

Beach/Pool Score in Potolo

Beach/Pool Score in Potolobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.81.80.40.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/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 Potolo typically lasts for 7.7 months (233 days), from around September 19 to around May 10, rarely starting before August 19 or after October 15, and rarely ending before April 18 or after May 28.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Potolo

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Potologrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Sep 1950%Sep 1950%May 1050%May 1090%Oct 1590%Oct 1590%Apr 1890%Apr 1810%Aug 1910%Aug 1910%May 2810%May 280%Jun 290%Jun 29Jan 10100%Jan 10100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Potolo should appear around July 22, only rarely appearing before July 19 or after July 26.

Growing Degree Days in Potolo

Growing Degree Days in PotoloJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°FJul 2290°FJul 2290°FNov 24900°FNov 24900°FJun 302,216°FJun 302,216°FNowNow
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 2.8 months, from October 6 to December 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 9, with an average of 7.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from May 18 to July 21, 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 in Potolo

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PotolobrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhNov 97.4 kWhNov 97.4 kWhJun 215.2 kWhJun 215.2 kWhNowNow
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 Potolo are -19.006 deg latitude, -65.529 deg longitude, and 9,961 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Potolo contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,093 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10,342 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,279 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,546 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Potolo is covered by shrubs (46%), grassland (20%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (56%) and grassland (16%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (42%) and grassland (20%).

Data Sources

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

Potolo 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 Potolo, 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 Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.