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Average Weather in Punata Bolivia

The climate in Punata is comfortable and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 74°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 80°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Punata for warm-weather activities are for the entire month of April and from late August to mid December.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

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

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 PunataJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortable
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.

Manzana la Cofradía, Mexico (3,476 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Punata (view comparison).

Clouds

In Punata, 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 Punata begins around April 18 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 5. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 18. On February 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in PunataclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2270%Jul 2270%Feb 1015%Feb 1015%Apr 1842%Apr 1842%Oct 543%Oct 543%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
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 Punata varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from November 28 to March 22, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on January 5.

The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from March 22 to November 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 20.

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 45% on January 5.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PunatawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 545%Jan 545%Jul 201%Jul 201%Jan 141%Jan 141%Nov 2823%Nov 2823%Mar 2223%Mar 2223%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. Punata experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 15 to April 18, 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 3.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 18 to October 15. The least rain falls around May 31, 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 Punata varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 11 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 5:38 AM on November 24, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 16 minutes later at 6:54 AM on July 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:55 PM on June 3, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 7:04 PM on January 18.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Punata during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PunataJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 245:38 AMNov 245:38 AM7:04 PMJan 187:04 PMJan 18Jun 35:55 PMJun 35:55 PM6:54 AMJul 86:54 AMJul 8daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

The perceived humidity level in Punata, 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 PunataJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 190%Jul 190%Dec 190%Dec 190%comfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Punata experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from August 14 to December 30, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from December 30 to August 14. The calmest day of the year is May 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 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 Punata is from the north throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PunataJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westnortheast
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 Punata 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 Punata for general outdoor tourist activities are for the entire month of April and from late August to mid December, with a peak score in the first week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Punatabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.35.34.04.04.84.8 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Punata for hot-weather activities is from late September to late November, with a peak score in the first week of November.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Punatabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.52.50.90.91.91.9 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Punata typically lasts for 11 months (323 days), from around July 22 to around June 10, rarely starting after August 17, or ending before May 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Punatagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jul 2250%Jul 2250%Jun 1050%Jun 1090%Aug 1790%Aug 1790%May 1690%May 1625%Jul 125%Jul 1Jan 4100%Jan 4100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Punata should appear around July 16, only rarely appearing before July 13 or after July 20.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in PunataJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°FJul 1690°FJul 1690°FOct 14900°FOct 14900°FDec 231,800°FDec 231,800°FJun 303,638°FJun 303,638°F
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 2.1 months, from October 10 to December 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 9, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from May 20 to July 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 4.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PunatabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhNov 96.7 kWhNov 96.7 kWhJun 214.9 kWhJun 214.9 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 Punata are -17.542 deg latitude, -65.835 deg longitude, and 8,947 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Punata contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,969 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,872 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,771 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Punata is covered by cropland (66%), grassland (13%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (32%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and shrubs (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Punata, 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 is only a single weather station, Jorge Wilsterman, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Punata.

At a distance of 39 kilometers from Punata, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Punata according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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.

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.