Average Weather in Descargamaría Spain
In Descargamaría, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 86°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Descargamaría for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 17 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 86°F and low of 60°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 15 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 32°F and high of 47°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 Descargamaría, 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 Descargamaría begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 16. On July 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 88% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 12% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 16 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 6. On December 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% 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 Descargamaría varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from September 20 to June 1, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 29% on October 31.
The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from June 1 to September 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on July 31.
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 29% on October 31.
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. Descargamaría experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from August 27 to June 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 3, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from June 26 to August 27. The least rain falls around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Descargamaría varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:55 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 54 minutes later at 8:49 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:59 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 0 minutes later at 9:59 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Descargamaría 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
The perceived humidity level in Descargamaría, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Descargamaría experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from January 22 to May 7, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from May 7 to January 22. The calmest day of the year is September 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Descargamaría varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 9.0 months, from January 6 to October 5 and for 1.2 months, from November 3 to December 9, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 2. The wind is most often from the south for 4.1 weeks, from October 5 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 29% on October 24. The wind is most often from the east for 4.0 weeks, from December 9 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 28% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Descargamaría 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 Descargamaría for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second 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 time of year to visit Descargamaría for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, 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.
The growing season in Descargamaría typically lasts for 7.2 months (220 days), from around April 7 to around November 13, rarely starting before March 9 or after May 2, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Descargamaría should appear around March 30, only rarely appearing before March 15 or after April 20.
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 3.2 months, from May 16 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 8.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 1.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Descargamaría are 40.304 deg latitude, -6.487 deg longitude, and 2,671 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Descargamaría contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,349 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,386 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,140 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,579 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Descargamaría is covered by shrubs (54%), trees (34%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and shrubs (29%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Descargamaría, 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 Descargamaría.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Descargamaría 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 Descargamaría is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Descargamaría and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Salamanca Airport (47%, 110 kilometers, northeast); Vila Real Airport (29%, 150 kilometers, northwest); and Braganca (24%, 174 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .