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Average Weather in San José del Cabo Mexico

In San José del Cabo, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy and the winters are comfortable, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 88°F and is rarely below 62°F or above 91°F.

The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from June 24 to October 27, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 88°F and low of 81°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 12 to March 26, with an average daily high temperature below 78°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 66°F and high of 75°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 San José del CaboJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotwarmcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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.

Clouds

In San José del Cabo, 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 San José del Cabo begins around December 22 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around July 4. On June 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around July 4 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around December 22. On August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in San José del CaboclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 683%Jun 683%Aug 2225%Aug 2225%Dec 2254%Dec 2254%Jul 452%Jul 452%mostly cloudyclearovercastmostly clear
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 San José del Cabo varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 1.9 months, from August 3 to October 1, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on September 6.

The drier season lasts 10 months, from October 1 to August 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on June 4.

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 25% on September 6.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in San José del CabowetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 625%Sep 625%Jun 40%Jun 40%Jan 16%Jan 16%Aug 313%Aug 313%Oct 113%Oct 113%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. San José del Cabo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from July 8 to November 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 7, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from November 4 to July 8. The least rain falls around May 27, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 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 San José del Cabo varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 43 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in San José del CaboJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 33 minJun 2013 hr, 33 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 43 minDec 2110 hr, 43 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 6:10 AM on April 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 11 minutes later at 7:21 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:32 PM on November 27, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 36 minutes later at 8:08 PM on July 3.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in San José del Cabo during 2017, starting in the spring on April 2, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in San José del CaboJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMApr 16:10 AMApr 16:10 AM8:08 PMJul 38:08 PMJul 3Nov 275:32 PMNov 275:32 PM7:21 AMOct 287:21 AMOct 28Apr 2DSTApr 2DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnight
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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

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.

San José del Cabo experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from June 9 to November 27, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 28, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

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

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in San José del CabomuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Apr 100%Apr 100%100%Aug 28100%Aug 28Jun 926%Jun 926%Nov 2726%Nov 2726%oppressiveoppressivehumidhumiddrydrymiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortablemuggymuggy
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 San José del Cabo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from November 14 to June 11, with average wind speeds of more than 4.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.1 months, from June 11 to November 14. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in San José del CabowindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mphDec 244.9 mphDec 244.9 mphAug 63.7 mphAug 63.7 mphJun 114.3 mphJun 114.3 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 San José del Cabo varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 6.1 months, from March 31 to October 4, with a peak percentage of 71% on June 2. The wind is most often from the north for 5.9 months, from October 4 to March 31, with a peak percentage of 77% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in San José del CaboNWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westnorthsoutheast
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).

Water Temperature

San José del Cabo is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from July 22 to November 7, with an average temperature above 81°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 6, with an average temperature of 84°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from January 7 to May 21, with an average temperature below 73°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 22, with an average temperature of 71°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), 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 2.5 months, from April 18 to July 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 2, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 11 to February 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 4.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in San José del CabobrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 28.0 kWhJun 28.0 kWhDec 184.1 kWhDec 184.1 kWhApr 187.2 kWhApr 187.2 kWhFeb 24.9 kWhFeb 24.9 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 San José del Cabo are 23.059 deg latitude, -109.698 deg longitude, and 89 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of San José del Cabo contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 741 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 108 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,320 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,864 feet).

The area within 2 miles of San José del Cabo is covered by shrubs (78%) and water (20%), within 10 miles by shrubs (43%) and water (39%), and within 50 miles by water (71%) and trees (15%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in San José del Cabo, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

San José del Cabo 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 San José del Cabo, 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.