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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.

Climate Summary

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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.

Temperature

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 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

Average Hourly Temperature in DescargamaríaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Cedar Ridge, California, United States (5,602 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Descargamaría (view comparison).

Clouds

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

Cloud Cover Categories in DescargamaríaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2788%Jul 2788%Dec 1644%Dec 1644%Jun 666%Jun 666%Sep 1666%Sep 1666%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

Daily Chance of Precipitation in DescargamaríawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Oct 3129%Oct 3129%Jul 313%Jul 313%Jan 126%Jan 126%Sep 2016%Sep 2016%Jun 116%Jun 116%rain
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. 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 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.

Sun

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

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in DescargamaríaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2015 hr, 3 minJun 2115 hr, 3 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2312 hr, 10 minSep 239 hr, 18 minDec 219 hr, 18 minDec 21nightnightday
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 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in DescargamaríaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJun 146:55 AMJun 146:55 AM9:59 PMJun 279:59 PMJun 27Dec 85:59 PMDec 85:59 PM8:49 AMOct 278:49 AMOct 27Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

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 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in DescargamaríaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 150%Feb 150%Sep 10%Sep 10%comfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 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

Average Wind Speed in DescargamaríawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphApr 79.1 mphApr 79.1 mphSep 167.5 mphSep 167.5 mphJan 228.3 mphJan 228.3 mph
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 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.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in DescargamaríaNSNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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 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.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Descargamaríabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.08.00.10.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Descargamaría for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Descargamaríabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.97.90.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Descargamaríagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 750%Apr 750%Nov 1350%Nov 1390%May 290%May 290%Oct 2490%Oct 2410%Mar 910%Mar 910%Dec 710%Dec 70%Jan 210%Jan 21Jul 30100%Jul 30100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Descargamaría should appear around March 30, only rarely appearing before March 15 or after April 20.

Growing Degree Days

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 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

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in DescargamaríabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJul 58.2 kWhJul 58.2 kWhDec 201.8 kWhDec 201.8 kWhMay 166.9 kWhMay 166.9 kWhAug 226.9 kWhAug 226.9 kWhOct 263.1 kWhOct 263.1 kWhFeb 143.1 kWhFeb 143.1 kWh
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 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%).

Data Sources

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).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.