Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Alta Gracia Argentina
In Alta Gracia, the summers are warm and wet; the winters are short, cold, and dry; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 84°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Alta Gracia for warm-weather activities is from early October to mid April.
Climate in Alta Gracia
Average Temperature in Alta Gracia
The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 14 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is January 8, with an average high of 84°F and low of 65°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from May 20 to August 12, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is July 19, with an average low of 41°F and high of 63°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Alta Gracia
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 Alta Gracia
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In Alta Gracia, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Alta Gracia begins around July 16 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around April 30. On March 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 30 and lasts for 2.5 months, ending around July 16. On May 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Alta Gracia
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Alta Gracia varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from October 24 to April 7, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on January 1.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 7 to October 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on June 15.
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 1.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Alta Gracia
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. Alta Gracia experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from August 26 to May 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 5.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 27 to August 26. The least rain falls around June 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Alta Gracia
The length of the day in Alta Gracia varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Alta Gracia
The earliest sunrise is at 6:05 AM on December 4, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:18 AM on June 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:20 PM on June 11, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 8:27 PM on January 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Alta Gracia during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Alta Gracia
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 Alta Gracia
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.
Alta Gracia experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from November 25 to April 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 8% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 12, with muggy conditions 31% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Alta Gracia
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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 Alta Gracia experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from July 14 to December 13, with average wind speeds of more than 5.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from December 13 to July 14. The calmest day of the year is March 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Alta Gracia
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Alta Gracia is from the north throughout the year.
Wind Direction in Alta Gracia
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Alta Gracia 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 Alta Gracia for general outdoor tourist activities is from early October to mid April, with a peak score in the second week of March.
Tourism Score in Alta Gracia
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 Alta Gracia for hot-weather activities is from early December to mid February, with a peak score in the second week of January.
Beach/Pool Score in Alta Gracia
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.
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 Alta Gracia typically lasts for 9.7 months (295 days), from around August 22 to around June 13, rarely starting before July 21 or after September 17, and rarely ending before May 17 or after July 11.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Alta Gracia
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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 Alta Gracia should appear around July 21, only rarely appearing before July 15 or after July 29.
Growing Degree Days in Alta Gracia
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 24 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 11, with an average of 7.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 1 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Alta Gracia
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Alta Gracia are -31.653 deg latitude, -64.428 deg longitude, and 1,824 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alta Gracia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 440 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,857 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,740 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,238 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alta Gracia is covered by cropland (62%), grassland (13%), shrubs (12%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (52%) and shrubs (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (43%) and shrubs (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alta Gracia, 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 are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Alta Gracia.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alta Gracia according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Alta Gracia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alta Gracia and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pajas Blancas Airport (SACO, 48%, 42 kilometers, northeast); Pilar Observatorio (SACI, 32%, 52 kilometers, east); and Villa Dolores Aerodrome (SAOD, 20%, 75 kilometers, southwest).
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.
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 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.
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.