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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Cuauhtémoc Mexico

In Cuauhtémoc, the summers are short and warm; the winters are short, very cold, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 85°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 91°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cuauhtémoc for warm-weather activities is from late May to mid July.

Climate in Cuauhtémoc

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Cuauhtémoc weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Cuauhtémoc

The warm season lasts for 2.5 months, from May 13 to July 31, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is June 14, with an average high of 85°F and low of 55°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 25 to February 17, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 28°F and high of 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Cuauhtémoc

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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 in Cuauhtémoc

Average Hourly Temperature in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingcomfortable
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.

Calingasta, Argentina (4,812 miles away) and Zastron, South Africa (9,690 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cuauhtémoc (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Cuauhtémoc, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Cuauhtémoc begins around September 20 and lasts for 9.4 months, ending around July 1. On June 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around July 1 and lasts for 2.6 months, ending around September 20. On August 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Cuauhtémoc

Cloud Cover Categories in CuauhtémocclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 376%Jun 376%Aug 642%Aug 642%Sep 2059%Sep 2059%Jul 159%Jul 159%NowNowclearpartly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Cuauhtémoc varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from June 25 to September 19, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 59% on August 3.

The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from September 19 to June 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on March 26.

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 59% on August 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Cuauhtémoc

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CuauhtémocwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 359%Aug 359%Mar 263%Mar 263%Jan 19%Jan 19%Jun 2531%Jun 2531%Sep 1931%Sep 1931%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. Cuauhtémoc experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from May 30 to February 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 4.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from February 14 to May 30. The least rain falls around April 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Cuauhtémoc

Average Monthly Rainfall in CuauhtémocrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 inJul 304.0 inJul 304.0 inApr 20.2 inApr 20.2 inDec 150.7 inDec 150.7 inMay 70.2 inMay 70.2 inFeb 140.5 inFeb 140.5 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Cuauhtémoc does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Cuauhtémoc

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inDec 290.1 inDec 290.1 inJul 310.0 inJul 310.0 inJan 60.1 inJan 60.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Cuauhtémoc varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Cuauhtémoc

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 57 minJun 2013 hr, 57 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 20 minDec 2110 hr, 20 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 5:54 AM on April 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:18 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 58 minutes later at 8:08 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cuauhtémoc during 2021, starting in the spring on April 4, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Cuauhtémoc

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMApr 35:54 AMApr 35:54 AM8:08 PMJun 308:08 PMJun 30Dec 15:10 PMDec 15:10 PM7:18 AMOct 307:18 AMOct 30Apr 4DSTApr 4DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

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 Cuauhtémoc

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

The perceived humidity level in Cuauhtémoc, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Cuauhtémoc

Humidity Comfort Levels in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 310%Jan 310%Aug 170%Aug 170%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Cuauhtémoc experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from November 24 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 9.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from June 1 to November 24. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Cuauhtémoc

Average Wind Speed in CuauhtémocwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphMar 2912.0 mphMar 2912.0 mphAug 46.7 mphAug 46.7 mphNov 249.4 mphNov 249.4 mphJun 19.4 mphJun 19.4 mphNowNow
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 Cuauhtémoc varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 3.7 months, from June 18 to October 8, with a peak percentage of 62% on August 23. The wind is most often from the west for 8.3 months, from October 8 to June 18, with a peak percentage of 59% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Cuauhtémoc

Wind Direction in CuauhtémocWEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Cuauhtémoc 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 Cuauhtémoc for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to mid July, with a peak score in the second week of June.

Tourism Score in Cuauhtémoc

Tourism Score in Cuauhtémocbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.86.81.11.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Cuauhtémoc for hot-weather activities is from late May to late June, with a peak score in the second week of June.

Beach/Pool Score in Cuauhtémoc

Beach/Pool Score in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.04.00.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/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).

The growing season in Cuauhtémoc typically lasts for 6.7 months (204 days), from around April 10 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 21 or after April 30, and rarely ending before October 13 or after November 18.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Cuauhtémoc

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Cuauhtémocgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1050%Apr 1050%Oct 3150%Oct 3190%Apr 3090%Apr 3090%Oct 1390%Oct 1310%Mar 2110%Mar 2110%Nov 1810%Nov 180%Dec 230%Dec 23Jul 27100%Jul 27100%NowNowfreezingvery 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 Cuauhtémoc should appear around February 15, only rarely appearing before February 2 or after March 4.

Growing Degree Days in Cuauhtémoc

Growing Degree Days in CuauhtémocJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FFeb 1590°FFeb 1590°FMay 23900°FMay 23900°FJul 81,800°FJul 81,800°FDec 313,596°FDec 313,596°FNowNow
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 2.5 months, from April 9 to June 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 22, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 7 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 4.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Cuauhtémoc

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in CuauhtémocbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhMay 228.2 kWhMay 228.2 kWhDec 194.0 kWhDec 194.0 kWhApr 97.4 kWhApr 97.4 kWhFeb 34.8 kWhFeb 34.8 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 Cuauhtémoc are 28.409 deg latitude, -106.863 deg longitude, and 6,729 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cuauhtémoc contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 607 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,744 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,906 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,492 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cuauhtémoc is covered by artificial surfaces (44%), grassland (37%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by grassland (72%) and cropland (11%), and within 50 miles by grassland (49%) and trees (36%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cuauhtémoc, 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, General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Cuauhtémoc.

At a distance of 94 kilometers from Cuauhtémoc, 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 Cuauhtémoc 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 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.

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.