Average Weather in San Miguel Zapotitlan Mexico
In San Miguel Zapotitlan, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and partly cloudy and the dry season is warm and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 53°F to 96°F and is rarely below 47°F or above 101°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit San Miguel Zapotitlan for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from early to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 5.1 months, from May 13 to October 16, with an average daily high temperature above 92°F. The hottest day of the year is June 25, with an average high of 96°F and low of 78°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from December 2 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 80°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 53°F and high of 77°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
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In San Miguel Zapotitlan, 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 Miguel Zapotitlan begins around September 20 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around July 3. On June 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 85% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 15% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around July 3 and lasts for 2.5 months, ending around September 20. On July 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 74% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from June 28 to September 21, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on August 7.
The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from September 21 to June 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on April 23.
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 August 7.
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. San Miguel Zapotitlan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from June 9 to February 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 17, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from February 8 to June 9. The least rain falls around April 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in San Miguel Zapotitlan varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:08 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 7:21 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:24 PM on November 30, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:12 PM on July 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in San Miguel Zapotitlan during 2018, starting in the spring on April 1, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
San Miguel Zapotitlan experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 5 to October 31, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 25, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in San Miguel Zapotitlan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from October 18 to July 9, with average wind speeds of more than 6.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.3 months, from July 9 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in San Miguel Zapotitlan varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.8 months, from February 26 to June 19 and for 2.4 months, from August 5 to October 18, with a peak percentage of 55% on May 28. The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from June 19 to August 5, with a peak percentage of 49% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 4.3 months, from October 18 to February 26, with a peak percentage of 53% on January 1.
San Miguel Zapotitlan 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 3.9 months, from June 26 to October 22, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 17, with an average temperature of 87°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 16 to April 14, with an average temperature below 71°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 12, with an average temperature of 67°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in San Miguel Zapotitlan 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan for general outdoor tourist activities are from early March to early June and from mid October to early December, with a peak score in the second week of November.
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 San Miguel Zapotitlan for hot-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from early to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of June.
Temperatures in San Miguel Zapotitlan 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
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 2.3 months, from April 16 to June 27, 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 2.8 months, from November 9 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 3.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San Miguel Zapotitlan are 25.948 deg latitude, -109.047 deg longitude, and 52 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of San Miguel Zapotitlan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 472 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 72 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,041 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (3,235 feet).
The area within 2 miles of San Miguel Zapotitlan is covered by cropland (90%) and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (66%) and shrubs (18%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and cropland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in San Miguel Zapotitlan, 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, Los Mochis International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of San Miguel Zapotitlan.
At a distance of 30 kilometers from San Miguel Zapotitlan, 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 San Miguel Zapotitlan 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.
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