Average Weather in Cártama Spain
In Cártama, the summers are short, hot, 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 44°F to 88°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 96°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Cártama for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 17 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 88°F and low of 69°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 17 to March 18, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 44°F and high of 61°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 Cártama, 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 Cártama begins around June 9 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 6. On July 20, 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 6 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 9. 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 Cártama varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from September 28 to May 13, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on December 16.
The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from May 13 to September 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 27.
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 22% on December 16.
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. Cártama experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 11 to May 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 11, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 26 to September 11. The least rain falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Cártama varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:59 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 8:40 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:02 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 39 minutes later at 9:41 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cártama during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
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
Cártama experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 27 to October 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 18, with muggy conditions 40% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 12, 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 Cártama experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 29 to May 5, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 5 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is August 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cártama varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.0 months, from March 28 to June 29, with a peak percentage of 43% on May 2. The wind is most often from the east for 9.0 months, from June 29 to March 28, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Cártama 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 2.5 months, from July 8 to September 23, with an average temperature above 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 73°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.9 months, from December 2 to April 30, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 14, with an average temperature of 59°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cártama 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 times of year to visit Cártama for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late July and from early September to early October, with a peak score in the third 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 Cártama for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the third 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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Cártama over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 15, with a 77% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cártama should appear around January 24, only rarely appearing before January 18 or after January 31.
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 20, 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 8.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 27 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cártama are 36.711 deg latitude, -4.633 deg longitude, and 292 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cártama contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,283 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 422 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,747 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,801 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cártama is covered by cropland (62%) and shrubs (31%), within 10 miles by cropland (58%) and trees (16%), and within 50 miles by water (38%) and cropland (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cártama, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cártama.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cártama 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 Cártama is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cártama and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Málaga Airport (86%, 13 kilometers, east); Gibraltar International Airport (6%, 89 kilometers, southwest); Morón Air Base (4.7%, 102 kilometers, northwest); and Córdoba Airport (3.4%, 127 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .