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Average Weather in Santa María de Ipire Venezuela

In Santa María de Ipire, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is sweltering, muggy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 100°F and is rarely below 67°F or above 104°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Santa María de Ipire for hot-weather activities is from early June to early March.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.3 months, from February 19 to April 28, with an average daily high temperature above 97°F. The hottest day of the year is March 28, with an average high of 100°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.7 months, from June 21 to November 11, with an average daily high temperature below 90°F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 71°F and high of 93°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 Santa María de IpireJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablewarmhotwarmswelteringcomfortable
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.

Dimbokro, Côte d’Ivoire (4,153 miles away); Mannārakkāt, India (9,486 miles); and Don Luan, Vietnam (10,944 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Santa María de Ipire (view comparison).

Clouds

In Santa María de Ipire, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Santa María de Ipire begins around June 7 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around September 22. On July 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 22 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around June 7. On April 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 20% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Santa María de IpireclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1244%Jul 1244%Apr 2420%Apr 2420%Jun 732%Jun 732%Sep 2232%Sep 2232%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 Santa María de Ipire varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from May 15 to November 7, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 70% on July 30.

The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from November 7 to May 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on March 14.

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 70% on July 30.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Santa María de IpirewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 3070%Jul 3070%Mar 142%Mar 142%Jan 16%Jan 16%May 1536%May 1536%Nov 736%Nov 736%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. Santa María de Ipire experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from March 28 to December 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 7.6 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from December 26 to March 28. The least rain falls around March 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Santa María de IpirerainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 in14 in16 inJul 287.6 inJul 287.6 inMar 30.2 inMar 30.2 inJan 210.2 inJan 210.2 inDec 260.5 inDec 260.5 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 Santa María de Ipire does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 38 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Santa María de IpireJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 38 minJun 2112 hr, 38 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 37 minDec 2111 hr, 37 minDec 21nightnightday
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 6:00 AM on May 28, and the latest sunrise is 41 minutes later at 6:42 AM on January 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:57 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 47 minutes later at 6:44 PM on July 12.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Santa María de Ipire during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Santa María de IpireJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 286:00 AMMay 286:00 AM6:44 PMJul 126:44 PMJul 12Nov 155:57 PMNov 155:57 PM6:42 AMJan 286:42 AMJan 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Santa María de Ipire experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from April 9 to January 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 57% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 17, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 28, with muggy conditions 43% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Santa María de IpiremuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2843%Feb 2843%100%Aug 17100%Aug 17Apr 957%Apr 957%Jan 2357%Jan 2357%oppressiveoppressivehumidhumidmuggymuggymiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortable
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 Santa María de Ipire experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from December 13 to May 19, with average wind speeds of more than 9.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from May 19 to December 13. The calmest day of the year is September 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Santa María de IpirewindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphMar 1613.0 mphMar 1613.0 mphSep 156.4 mphSep 156.4 mphDec 139.7 mphDec 139.7 mphMay 199.7 mphMay 199.7 mph
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 Santa María de Ipire is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Santa María de IpireJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthwest
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Santa María de Ipire 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 time of year to visit Santa María de Ipire for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Santa María de Ipirebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.24.23.13.1 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 Santa María de Ipire for hot-weather activities is from early June to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Santa María de Ipirebest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.75.74.34.35.65.6 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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).

Temperatures in Santa María de Ipire are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Santa María de IpireJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3hotswelteringwarmcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature 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 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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Santa María de IpireJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F2,000°F4,000°F6,000°F8,000°F10,000°FJan 490°FJan 490°FMar 31,800°FMar 31,800°FDec 3110,951°FDec 3110,951°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 1.9 months, from February 15 to April 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 15, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from July 27 to December 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 22, with an average of 5.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Santa María de IpirebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMar 156.9 kWhMar 156.9 kWhOct 225.3 kWhOct 225.3 kWhJul 275.6 kWhJul 275.6 kWhDec 135.6 kWhDec 135.6 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 Santa María de Ipire are 8.816 deg latitude, -65.323 deg longitude, and 394 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa María de Ipire contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 148 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 396 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (354 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,201 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa María de Ipire is covered by grassland (42%), trees (27%), and shrubs (22%), within 10 miles by grassland (55%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by grassland (61%) and trees (22%).

Data Sources

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

Santa María de Ipire 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 Santa María de Ipire, 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.

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.