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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Ruidoso New Mexico, United States

In Ruidoso, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, snowy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 81°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ruidoso for warm-weather activities is from early June to late August.

Climate in Ruidoso

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

The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 22 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest month of the year in Ruidoso is July, with an average high of 80°F and low of 58°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 21 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest month of the year in Ruidoso is December, with an average low of 28°F and high of 47°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Ruidoso

Average High and Low Temperature in RuidosowarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FDec 3146°FDec 3146°FJun 2681°FJun 2681°F28°F28°F58°F58°FMay 2274°FMay 2274°FSep 1274°FSep 1274°FFeb 2353°FFeb 2353°F50°F50°F53°F53°F33°F33°F32°F32°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 47°F51°F57°F64°F72°F80°F80°F77°F73°F65°F54°F47°F
Temp. 36°F40°F45°F52°F60°F68°F69°F66°F62°F53°F43°F36°F
Low 28°F31°F35°F41°F49°F56°F58°F57°F52°F44°F35°F28°F

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 Ruidoso

Average Hourly Temperature in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingfreezing
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.

Reillanne, France (5,581 miles away); Kiseljak, Bosnia & Herzegovina (6,028 miles); and Kūd, India (7,857 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ruidoso (view comparison).

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

The clearer part of the year in Ruidoso begins around September 4 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around November 24.

The clearest month of the year in Ruidoso is June, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 24 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around September 4.

The cloudiest month of the year in Ruidoso is August, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Ruidoso

Cloud Cover Categories in RuidosoclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 479%Oct 479%Aug 559%Aug 559%Sep 469%Sep 469%Nov 2469%Nov 2469%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastmostly cloudypartly cloudy
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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 34%36%31%27%27%23%36%37%27%24%30%34%
Clearer 66%64%69%73%73%77%64%63%73%76%70%66%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ruidoso varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from June 27 to September 21, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Ruidoso is August, with an average of 10.7 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from September 21 to June 27. The month with the fewest wet days in Ruidoso is April, with an average of 1.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Ruidoso is August, with an average of 10.7 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 39% on August 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ruidoso

Daily Chance of Precipitation in RuidosowetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 439%Aug 439%Apr 65%Apr 65%Jan 18%Jan 18%Jun 2722%Jun 2722%Sep 2122%Sep 2122%NowNowrainsnow
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 0.9d1.3d1.6d1.6d3.1d5.1d9.9d10.7d7.0d3.7d2.0d1.5d
Mixed 0.6d0.4d0.2d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.4d0.8d
Snow 0.5d0.4d0.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.4d0.5d
Any 2.1d2.1d2.1d1.8d3.1d5.1d9.9d10.7d7.0d3.9d2.7d2.8d

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. Ruidoso experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from May 6 to November 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Ruidoso is August, with an average rainfall of 2.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from November 12 to May 6. The month with the least rain in Ruidoso is January, with an average rainfall of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Ruidoso

Average Monthly Rainfall in RuidosorainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inAug 42.1 inAug 42.1 inJan 310.2 inJan 310.2 inMay 60.5 inMay 60.5 inNov 120.5 inNov 120.5 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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.2″0.2″0.3″0.3″0.6″1.0″1.8″2.0″1.5″0.9″0.5″0.4″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ruidoso experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 19, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Ruidoso is December, with an average snowfall of 1.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from February 19 to November 21. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Ruidoso

Average Monthly Snowfall in RuidososnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inDec 231.9 inDec 231.9 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inFeb 191.0 inFeb 191.0 inNowNow
The average 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 1.3″1.1″0.6″0.5″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.9″1.8″

The length of the day in Ruidoso varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Ruidoso

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 22 minJun 2114 hr, 22 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 57 minDec 219 hr, 57 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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.2h11.0h12.0h13.1h13.9h14.3h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.4h10.0h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 32 minutes later at 7:24 AM on November 5. The earliest sunset is at 4:54 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 21 minutes later at 8:16 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ruidoso during 2022, starting in the spring on March 13, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 6.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Ruidoso

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 115:52 AMJun 115:52 AM8:16 PMJun 298:16 PMJun 29Dec 44:54 PMDec 44:54 PM7:24 AMNov 57:24 AMNov 5Mar 13DSTMar 13DSTDSTNov 6DSTNov 6daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2022. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Ruidoso

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM0001010101020202030303040404050506060700001010102020202030303040404050506070703380NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2022. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2022. 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 Ruidoso

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.

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 Ruidoso, 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 Ruidoso

Humidity Comfort Levels in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 230%Jan 230%Aug 90%Aug 90%drydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 Ruidoso experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from November 5 to June 13, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Ruidoso is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 13 to November 5. The calmest month of the year in Ruidoso is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Ruidoso

Average Wind Speed in RuidosowindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphApr 1111.1 mphApr 1111.1 mphAug 155.7 mphAug 155.7 mphNov 58.4 mphNov 58.4 mphJun 138.4 mphJun 138.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 9.09.710.510.99.88.16.35.96.98.08.79.0

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ruidoso varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 months, from June 16 to September 28, with a peak percentage of 48% on July 21. The wind is most often from the west for 8.6 months, from September 28 to June 16, with a peak percentage of 58% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Ruidoso

Wind Direction in RuidosoWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Tourism Score in Ruidoso

Tourism Score in Ruidosobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.37.30.20.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Ruidoso for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid July, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Beach/Pool Score in Ruidoso

Beach/Pool Score in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.93.90.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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.

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 Ruidoso typically lasts for 6.2 months (191 days), from around April 20 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 30 or after May 10, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 17.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ruidosogrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 2050%Apr 2050%Oct 2750%Oct 2790%May 1090%May 1090%Oct 690%Oct 610%Mar 3010%Mar 3010%Nov 1710%Nov 170%Dec 190%Dec 19Jul 21100%Jul 21100%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 Ruidoso should appear around March 26, only rarely appearing before March 7 or after April 12.

Growing Degree Days in Ruidoso

Growing Degree Days in RuidosoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FMar 2689°FMar 2689°FJun 17900°FJun 17900°FAug 41,800°FAug 41,800°FDec 312,840°FDec 312,840°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 2.9 months, from April 11 to July 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Ruidoso is June, with an average of 8.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Ruidoso is December, with an average of 3.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ruidoso

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in RuidosobrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 68.3 kWhJun 68.3 kWhDec 203.3 kWhDec 203.3 kWhApr 117.3 kWhApr 117.3 kWhFeb 54.3 kWhFeb 54.3 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.74.76.17.48.08.17.06.35.95.14.03.4

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ruidoso are 33.332 deg latitude, -105.673 deg longitude, and 6,732 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ruidoso contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,168 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,963 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,902 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,999 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ruidoso is covered by trees (96%), within 10 miles by trees (88%) and shrubs (11%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (52%) and grassland (23%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ruidoso, 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 Ruidoso.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ruidoso and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Ruidoso and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

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.

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