Average Weather in Vargem Alta Brazil
In Vargem Alta, the wet season is oppressive 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 56°F to 84°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Vargem Alta for warm-weather activities is from mid April to early October.
The warm season lasts for 2.6 months, from January 2 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is February 14, with an average high of 84°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 17 to August 30, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The coldest day of the year is July 24, with an average low of 56°F and high of 75°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Vargem Alta, 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 Vargem Alta begins around April 4 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around October 16. On August 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around April 4. On December 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Vargem Alta varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from October 19 to April 5, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 62% on December 19.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 5 to October 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% 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 62% on December 19.
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. Vargem Alta experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Vargem Alta. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 7.5 inches.
The least rain falls around July 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Vargem Alta varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on October 20, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 6:36 AM on February 17. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on June 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:30 PM on January 16.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Vargem Alta during 2018, starting in the spring on October 21 and ending in the fall on February 17.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Vargem Alta experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from September 29 to June 2, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 30% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is March 1, with muggy conditions 95% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 3, with muggy conditions 9% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Vargem Alta experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from August 1 to January 29, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from January 29 to August 1. The calmest day of the year is April 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Vargem Alta varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.5 months, from March 26 to May 10, with a peak percentage of 39% on April 2. The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 weeks, from May 10 to May 21, with a peak percentage of 33% on May 11. The wind is most often from the north for 10 months, from May 21 to March 26, with a peak percentage of 65% on January 1.
Vargem Alta 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 2.8 months, from February 9 to May 1, with an average temperature above 77°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is March 21, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from July 2 to October 21, with an average temperature below 74°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 23, with an average temperature of 72°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Vargem Alta 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 time of year to visit Vargem Alta for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid April to early October, with a peak score in the third week of August.
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 Vargem Alta for hot-weather activities is from mid January to early May, with a peak score in the third week of February.
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.
Temperatures in Vargem Alta 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from December 29 to February 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 7, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from May 9 to July 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Vargem Alta are -20.671 deg latitude, -41.007 deg longitude, and 2,306 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vargem Alta contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,699 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,378 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,901 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,565 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vargem Alta is covered by trees (69%) and cropland (21%), within 10 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vargem Alta, 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 Vargem Alta.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vargem Alta 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 Vargem Alta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vargem Alta and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .