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Average Weather in La Mendieta Argentina

In La Mendieta, the wet season is warm, muggy, and partly cloudy and the dry season is comfortable and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 87°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit La Mendieta for warm-weather activities are from mid March to mid May and from early September to late November.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from October 9 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is December 24, with an average high of 87°F and low of 68°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from May 8 to August 2, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest day of the year is July 12, with an average low of 45°F and high of 68°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 La MendietaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhothot
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.

Windhoek, Namibia (5,124 miles away); Brits, South Africa (5,673 miles); and Gympie, Australia (8,146 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to La Mendieta (view comparison).

Clouds

In La Mendieta, 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 La Mendieta begins around June 23 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around December 4. On August 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 4 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around June 23. On January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in La MendietaclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 3079%Aug 3079%Jan 1050%Jan 1050%Jun 2364%Jun 2364%Dec 464%Dec 464%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly 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 La Mendieta varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from November 14 to April 7, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on January 10.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from April 7 to November 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 25.

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 53% on January 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in La MendietawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 1053%Jan 1053%Aug 252%Aug 252%Nov 1428%Nov 1428%Apr 728%Apr 728%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. La Mendieta experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from September 30 to May 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 10, with an average total accumulation of 6.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 9 to September 30. The least rain falls around July 8, 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 La Mendieta varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is June 20, with 10 hours, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in La MendietaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2213 hr, 39 minDec 2113 hr, 39 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 38 minJun 2010 hr, 38 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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 6:23 AM on November 29, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 8:04 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 6:39 PM on June 6, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 34 minutes later at 8:13 PM on January 13.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Mendieta during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in La MendietaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 296:23 AMNov 296:23 AM8:13 PMJan 138:13 PMJan 13Jun 66:39 PMJun 66:39 PM8:04 AMJul 38:04 AMJul 3daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

La Mendieta experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from November 2 to April 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 17% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is March 1, with muggy conditions 69% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 10, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in La MendietamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 100%Jul 100%Mar 169%Mar 169%Nov 217%Nov 217%Apr 2817%Apr 2817%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 La Mendieta experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from August 17 to December 16, with average wind speeds of more than 7.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from December 16 to August 17. The calmest day of the year is May 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in La MendietawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphOct 88.7 mphOct 88.7 mphMay 26.6 mphMay 26.6 mphAug 177.6 mphAug 177.6 mphDec 167.6 mphDec 167.6 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 La Mendieta is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in La MendietaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastsouthnorthwest
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 La Mendieta 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 La Mendieta for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to mid May and from early September to late November, with a peak score in the second week of April.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in La Mendietabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.14.54.56.96.95.35.3NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstourism 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 La Mendieta for hot-weather activities is from mid October to late January, with a peak score in the first week of December.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in La Mendietabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.06.01.51.5NowNow 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).

The growing season in La Mendieta typically lasts for 12 months (355 days), from around July 18 to around July 8, rarely starting after August 24, or ending before June 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in La Mendietagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jul 1850%Jul 1850%Jul 850%Jul 890%Aug 2490%Aug 2490%Jun 790%Jun 7Jan 22100%Jan 22100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 La Mendieta should appear around July 13, only rarely appearing before July 10 or after July 20.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in La MendietaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°FJul 1390°FJul 1390°FSep 20900°FSep 20900°FNov 21,800°FNov 21,800°FJun 306,440°FJun 306,440°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 11 to January 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 16, with an average of 7.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 3 to July 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 4.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in La MendietabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhNov 167.7 kWhNov 167.7 kWhJun 184.3 kWhJun 184.3 kWhJan 227.0 kWhJan 227.0 kWhMay 35.0 kWhMay 35.0 kWhJul 315.0 kWhJul 315.0 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 La Mendieta are -24.312 deg latitude, -64.964 deg longitude, and 2,503 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of La Mendieta contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 577 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,474 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,364 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (17,198 feet).

The area within 2 miles of La Mendieta is covered by trees (47%), cropland (30%), shrubs (13%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and cropland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (66%) and shrubs (12%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in La Mendieta, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Mendieta.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Mendieta 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 La Mendieta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Mendieta and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gobernador Horacio Guzmán International Airport (94%, 16 kilometers, southwest) and Oran Airport (6%, 144 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

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 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.