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Average Weather in Almafuerte Argentina

In Almafuerte, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cool, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 87°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 94°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Almafuerte for warm-weather activities are from late February to mid May and from mid September to mid December.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 23 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is January 14, with an average high of 87°F and low of 68°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from May 16 to August 12, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is July 20, with an average low of 50°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 AlmafuerteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhot
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.

Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia (7,284 miles away) and Brisbane, Australia (8,205 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Almafuerte (view comparison).

Clouds

In Almafuerte, 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 Almafuerte begins around February 25 and lasts for 2.8 months, ending around May 17. On April 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 17 and lasts for 9.2 months, ending around February 25. On June 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AlmafuerteclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Apr 168%Apr 168%Jun 2256%Jun 2256%Feb 2562%Feb 2562%May 1762%May 1762%clearmostly 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 Almafuerte varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from September 19 to April 26, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on February 8.

The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from April 26 to September 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 25% on July 27.

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 February 8.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AlmafuertewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 845%Feb 845%Jul 2725%Jul 2725%Jan 138%Jan 138%Sep 1935%Sep 1935%Apr 2635%Apr 2635%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. Almafuerte experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Almafuerte. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 25, with an average total accumulation of 8.3 inches.

The least rain falls around August 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 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 Almafuerte varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 24 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:38 AM on December 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 54 minutes later at 7:32 AM on July 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:54 PM on June 9, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 7:41 PM on January 11.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Almafuerte during 2019.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AlmafuerteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 25:38 AMDec 25:38 AM7:41 PMJan 117:41 PMJan 11Jun 95:54 PMJun 95:54 PM7:32 AMJul 27:32 AMJul 2daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. 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.

Almafuerte experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 7 to May 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 8, with muggy conditions 78% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 5% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AlmafuertemuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 225%Jul 225%78%Feb 878%Feb 8Oct 723%Oct 723%May 723%May 723%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymiserablemiserable
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 Almafuerte does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 2.3 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AlmafuerteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mphAug 272.6 mphAug 272.6 mphFeb 232.0 mphFeb 232.0 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 Almafuerte varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 months, from June 1 to August 4, with a peak percentage of 37% on June 30. The wind is most often from the east for 9.9 months, from August 4 to June 1, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AlmafuerteENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastnorthwest
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 Almafuerte 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 Almafuerte for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to mid May and from mid September to mid December, with a peak score in the last week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Almafuertebest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.44.74.76.36.35.35.3 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Almafuerte for hot-weather activities is from late November to late March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Almafuertebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.16.11.71.7 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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Almafuerte over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 12, with a 56% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Almafuertegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Aug 1590%Aug 1590%Jun 1290%Jun 1256%Jul 1256%Jul 12Jan 10100%Jan 10100%very 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 Almafuerte should appear around July 10, only rarely appearing before July 7 or after July 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AlmafuerteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°FJul 1090°FJul 1090°FSep 15900°FSep 15900°FNov 41,800°FNov 41,800°FJun 306,732°FJun 306,732°F
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 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 11, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 9 to August 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 3.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AlmafuertebrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhDec 117.3 kWhDec 117.3 kWhJun 233.1 kWhJun 233.1 kWhFeb 156.5 kWhFeb 156.5 kWhMay 93.9 kWhMay 93.9 kWhAug 103.9 kWhAug 103.9 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 Almafuerte are -27.505 deg latitude, -55.395 deg longitude, and 850 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Almafuerte contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 679 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 993 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (889 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,611 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Almafuerte is covered by trees (88%), within 10 miles by trees (79%), and within 50 miles by trees (48%) and shrubs (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Almafuerte, 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, Encarnacion Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Almafuerte.

At a distance of 48 kilometers from Almafuerte, 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 Almafuerte 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.

Other Data

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.

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.