Average Weather in Moncarapacho Portugal
In Moncarapacho, the summers are short, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 85°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 92°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Moncarapacho for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 20 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 85°F and low of 68°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 21 to March 16, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 21, with an average low of 46°F and high of 60°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 Moncarapacho, 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 Moncarapacho begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around September 10. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 10 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around June 5. On October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% 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 Moncarapacho varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from October 1 to May 8, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on December 17.
The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from May 8 to October 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 25.
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 25% on December 17.
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. Moncarapacho experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 10 to May 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 7, with an average total accumulation of 3.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 28 to September 10. The least rain falls around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Moncarapacho varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:10 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:50 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:13 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:55 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Moncarapacho during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Moncarapacho experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from June 21 to November 4, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 9, with muggy conditions 22% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Moncarapacho experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 22 to May 2, with average wind speeds of more than 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 2 to October 22. The calmest day of the year is September 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Moncarapacho varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 3.1 weeks, from December 8 to December 30, with a peak percentage of 35% on December 17. The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from December 30 to December 8, with a peak percentage of 33% on January 1.
Moncarapacho 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 3.4 months, from July 1 to October 12, with an average temperature above 68°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 13, with an average temperature of 71°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 28 to April 25, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Moncarapacho 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 Moncarapacho for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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 Moncarapacho for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Moncarapacho 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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 8 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 8.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 28 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 2.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Moncarapacho are 37.089 deg latitude, -7.787 deg longitude, and 190 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Moncarapacho contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 948 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 247 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,680 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,012 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Moncarapacho is covered by cropland (73%) and shrubs (21%), within 10 miles by cropland (40%) and water (28%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Moncarapacho, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Moncarapacho.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Moncarapacho 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 Moncarapacho is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Moncarapacho and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .