Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Poços de Caldas Brazil
In Poços de Caldas, the wet season is warm and mostly cloudy and the dry season is comfortable and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 79°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Poços de Caldas for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from mid August to mid October.
Climate in Poços de Caldas
Average Temperature in Poços de Caldas
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 31 to April 7, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is February 14, with an average high of 79°F and low of 61°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from May 16 to August 2, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is July 21, with an average low of 43°F and high of 69°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Poços de Caldas
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 Poços de Caldas
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In Poços de Caldas, 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 Poços de Caldas begins around April 4 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around October 12. On August 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around April 4. On January 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 22% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Poços de Caldas
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Poços de Caldas varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from October 19 to April 2, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 73% on December 21.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 2 to October 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on July 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 73% on December 21.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Poços de Caldas
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. Poços de Caldas experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Poços de Caldas. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 3, with an average total accumulation of 9.4 inches.
The least rain falls around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Poços de Caldas
The length of the day in Poços de Caldas varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Poços de Caldas
The earliest sunrise is at 5:14 AM on November 27, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 6:45 AM on July 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:30 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 6:54 PM on January 15.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Poços de Caldas during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Poços de Caldas
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Poços de Caldas
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.
Poços de Caldas experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 26 to April 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 13% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 14, with muggy conditions 50% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is June 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Poços de Caldas
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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 Poços de Caldas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from July 10 to November 22, with average wind speeds of more than 5.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from November 22 to July 10. The calmest day of the year is March 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Poços de Caldas
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Poços de Caldas varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 10 months, from February 4 to December 17, with a peak percentage of 52% on August 27. The wind is most often from the north for 1.5 months, from December 17 to February 4, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Poços de Caldas
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Poços de Caldas 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 Poços de Caldas for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid May and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of April.
Tourism Score in Poços de Caldas
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 Poços de Caldas for hot-weather activities are from mid February to late April and from mid to late October, with a peak score in the first week of April.
Beach/Pool Score in Poços de Caldas
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Poços de Caldas over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 5, with a 73% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Poços de Caldas
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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 Poços de Caldas should appear around July 15, only rarely appearing before July 12 or after July 19.
Growing Degree Days in Poços de Caldas
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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from September 19 to January 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 7, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from May 12 to July 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 15, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Poços de Caldas
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Poços de Caldas are -21.788 deg latitude, -46.561 deg longitude, and 4,009 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Poços de Caldas contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,496 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,363 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,598 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,121 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Poços de Caldas is covered by shrubs (48%) and trees (35%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (24%), and within 50 miles by cropland (37%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Poços de Caldas, 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, Pirassununga, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Poços de Caldas.
At a distance of 83 kilometers from Poços de Caldas, 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 Poços de Caldas 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 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 airports 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.