Average Weather in Hermosillo Mexico
In Hermosillo, the summers are long, sweltering, muggy, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 105°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 110°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Hermosillo for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from mid September to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 23 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 99°F. The hottest day of the year is June 29, with an average high of 105°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 25 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 46°F and high of 75°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Hermosillo, 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 Hermosillo begins around March 4 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around July 6. On June 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around July 6 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around March 4. On July 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Hermosillo varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.6 months, from June 29 to September 17, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 39% on July 29.
The drier season lasts 9.4 months, from September 17 to June 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on April 30.
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 39% on July 29.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Hermosillo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from June 12 to February 19, 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 3.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from February 19 to June 12. The least rain falls around May 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Hermosillo varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:24 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 55 minutes later at 7:19 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:25 PM on November 30, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 7:26 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Hermosillo during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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.
Hermosillo experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 21 to October 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 22% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 20, with muggy conditions 88% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Hermosillo experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from November 10 to July 11, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.0 months, from July 11 to November 10. The calmest day of the year is August 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Hermosillo varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 5.3 months, from January 26 to July 4 and for 2.2 months, from September 10 to November 17, with a peak percentage of 49% on June 10. The wind is most often from the south for 2.2 months, from July 4 to September 10, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 17. The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 months, from November 17 to January 26, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hermosillo 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 Hermosillo for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to early June and from early October to mid November, with a peak score in the third week of October.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Hermosillo for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from mid September to mid October, with a peak score in the second week of June.
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).
Temperatures in Hermosillo 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
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
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 2.6 months, from April 15 to July 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 7, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 5 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hermosillo are 29.103 deg latitude, -110.977 deg longitude, and 702 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hermosillo contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 710 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,736 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,013 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hermosillo is covered by shrubs (98%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hermosillo, 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, General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Hermosillo.
At a distance of 7 kilometers from Hermosillo, 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 Hermosillo 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.
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.
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.