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Average Weather in Alpinópolis Brazil

In Alpinópolis, the wet season is muggy and mostly cloudy, the dry season is mostly clear, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 83°F and is rarely below 45°F or above 91°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Alpinópolis for warm-weather activities are from early April to late June and from early July to late September.

Climate Summary

warmcomfortablewarmJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNowNow75%75%21%21%clearovercastprecipitation: 9.4 inprecipitation: 9.4 in0.5 in0.5 inmuggy: 77%muggy: 77%0%0%drydrytourism score: 7.3tourism score: 7.34.24.2
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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 6.4 months, from September 22 to April 5, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is February 14, with an average high of 83°F and low of 67°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from May 14 to July 31, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The coldest day of the year is July 21, with an average low of 51°F and high of 74°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in AlpinópoliswarmwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJul 2174°FJul 2174°FFeb 1483°FFeb 1483°F51°F51°F67°F67°FSep 2282°FSep 2282°FApr 582°FApr 582°FMay 1476°FMay 1476°F60°F60°F65°F65°F57°F57°FLowHighNowNow
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 AlpinópolisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarm
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.

Cuetzalan, Mexico (4,468 miles away); Odzi, Zimbabwe (5,070 miles); and Lilongwe, Malawi (5,262 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Alpinópolis (view comparison).

Clouds

In Alpinópolis, 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 Alpinópolis begins around April 5 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around October 11. On August 16, 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 11 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around April 5. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AlpinópolisclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1675%Aug 1675%Jan 1621%Jan 1621%Apr 548%Apr 548%Oct 1149%Oct 1149%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 Alpinópolis varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from October 16 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 74% on December 20.

The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 2 to October 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on July 28.

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 74% on December 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AlpinópoliswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 2074%Dec 2074%Jul 286%Jul 286%Oct 1640%Oct 1640%Apr 240%Apr 240%NowNowrain
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. Alpinópolis experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 30 to July 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 2, with an average total accumulation of 9.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.6 weeks, from July 5 to July 30. The least rain falls around July 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in AlpinópolisrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in5 in10 in15 inJan 29.4 inJan 29.4 inJul 150.5 inJul 150.5 inNowNow
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 Alpinópolis varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is June 20, with 10 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in AlpinópolisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2213 hr, 24 minDec 2113 hr, 24 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 52 minJun 2010 hr, 52 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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 5:32 AM on October 17, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 6:56 AM on February 15. The earliest sunset is at 5:31 PM on June 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 21 minutes later at 7:52 PM on January 15.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Alpinópolis during 2020, starting in the spring on October 18 and ending in the fall on February 15.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in AlpinópolisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 175:32 AMOct 175:32 AM7:52 PMJan 157:52 PMJan 15Jun 55:31 PMJun 55:31 PM6:56 AMFeb 156:56 AMFeb 15DSTFeb 15DSTFeb 15Oct 18DSTOct 18DSTdaynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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.

Alpinópolis experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 9 to April 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is January 15, with muggy conditions 77% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AlpinópolismuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 120%Jul 120%77%Jan 1577%Jan 15Oct 920%Oct 920%Apr 2620%Apr 2620%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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 Alpinópolis experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from August 2 to December 17, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from December 17 to August 2. The calmest day of the year is April 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Alpinópolis varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 9.9 months, from February 14 to December 12, with a peak percentage of 55% on August 7. The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 months, from December 12 to February 14, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AlpinópolisNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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 Alpinópolis 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 Alpinópolis for general outdoor tourist activities are from early April to late June and from early July to late September, with a peak score in the last week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Alpinópolisbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.37.34.24.27.37.36.56.5NowNow 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 times of year to visit Alpinópolis for hot-weather activities are from mid March to late April and from late August to early November, with a peak score in the second week of April.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Alpinópolisbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.55.53.33.35.25.24.24.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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).

Temperatures in Alpinópolis 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in AlpinópolisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 198%Jul 1098%Jul 10NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AlpinópolisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°FJul 890°FJul 890°FSep 3900°FSep 3900°FOct 171,800°FOct 171,800°FJun 307,182°FJun 307,182°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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from September 6 to December 17, 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 2.2 months, from May 13 to July 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 14, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AlpinópolisbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhNov 76.3 kWhNov 76.3 kWhJun 144.4 kWhJun 144.4 kWhSep 65.9 kWhSep 65.9 kWhNowNow
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 Alpinópolis are -20.864 deg latitude, -46.388 deg longitude, and 2,848 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Alpinópolis contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,286 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,881 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,926 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,972 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Alpinópolis is covered by cropland (30%), shrubs (27%), trees (24%), and grassland (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (32%) and trees (23%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Alpinópolis, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Alpinópolis.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alpinópolis according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Alpinópolis is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alpinópolis and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Leite Lopes Airport (53%, 147 kilometers, west) and Pirassununga (47%, 159 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

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 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.