Average Weather in Afonso Cláudio Brazil
In Afonso Cláudio, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy and the dry season is warm and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 57°F to 88°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Afonso Cláudio for warm-weather activities is from early May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 2.4 months, from January 10 to March 24, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is February 14, with an average high of 88°F and low of 68°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 16 to August 15, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is July 24, with an average low of 57°F and high of 80°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 Afonso Cláudio, 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 Afonso Cláudio begins around April 5 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 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around April 5. On December 21, 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Afonso Cláudio varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from October 22 to April 3, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 62% on December 20.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from April 3 to October 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% 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 62% on December 20.
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. Afonso Cláudio experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from August 6 to June 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 13, with an average total accumulation of 8.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from June 19 to August 6. The least rain falls around July 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Afonso Cláudio varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:10 AM on October 20, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 6:37 AM on February 17. The earliest sunset is at 5:11 PM on June 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 7:30 PM on January 17.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Afonso Cláudio 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
Afonso Cláudio experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from October 1 to June 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 29% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 28, with muggy conditions 94% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 3, with muggy conditions 7% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Afonso Cláudio experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from August 12 to January 19, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from January 19 to August 12. The calmest day of the year is April 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Afonso Cláudio varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 8.6 months, from February 15 to November 2, with a peak percentage of 48% on February 22. The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from November 2 to February 15, with a peak percentage of 62% on January 1.
Afonso Cláudio 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 3.0 months, from January 31 to April 29, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is March 19, with an average temperature of 79°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from June 30 to October 21, with an average temperature below 74°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 19, with an average temperature of 73°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Afonso Cláudio 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 Afonso Cláudio for general outdoor tourist activities is from early May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Afonso Cláudio for hot-weather activities are from late March to late May and from mid August to late October, with a peak score in the last week of April.
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 Afonso Cláudio 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 31 to March 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 9, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from May 10 to July 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Afonso Cláudio are -20.074 deg latitude, -41.124 deg longitude, and 1,476 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Afonso Cláudio contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,453 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,458 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,579 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,599 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Afonso Cláudio is covered by cropland (35%), trees (34%), shrubs (19%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (49%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Afonso Cláudio, 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 Afonso Cláudio.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Afonso Cláudio 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 Afonso Cláudio is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Afonso Cláudio and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .