Average Weather in Tepic Mexico
In Tepic, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 88°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 91°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Tepic for warm-weather activities are from early May to mid June and from mid October to late November.
The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from April 15 to June 11, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is May 8, with an average high of 88°F and low of 54°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from December 4 to February 13, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 46°F and high of 79°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
São João da Boa Vista, Brazil (4,939 miles away); Nkowakowa, South Africa (9,598 miles); and Sakaraha, Madagascar (10,494 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tepic (view comparison).
In Tepic, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Tepic begins around October 19 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around June 21. On May 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 21 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around October 19. On September 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 92% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 9% 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 Tepic varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from June 16 to October 6, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 83% on August 24.
The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from October 6 to June 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on March 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 83% on August 24.
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. Tepic experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from May 20 to February 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 23, with an average total accumulation of 11.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from February 21 to May 20. The least rain falls around April 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Tepic varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:53 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 7:00 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on November 27, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 30 minutes later at 7:46 PM on July 3.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tepic during 2018, starting in the spring on April 1, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Tepic experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from May 20 to November 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 5, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 23, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
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 Tepic experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from January 11 to June 27, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from June 27 to January 11. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tepic varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 8.2 months, from February 15 to October 22, with a peak percentage of 71% on June 19. The wind is most often from the east for 3.8 months, from October 22 to February 15, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.
Tepic 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 4.1 months, from June 29 to November 3, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 87°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 27 to April 23, with an average temperature below 78°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 5, with an average temperature of 75°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tepic 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 Tepic for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to mid June and from mid October to late November, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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 Tepic for hot-weather activities is from mid May to mid June, with a peak score in the first week of June.
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 Tepic 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from March 30 to June 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 15, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 11 to January 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 4.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tepic are 21.510 deg latitude, -104.896 deg longitude, and 3,117 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tepic contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 850 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,139 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,634 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,327 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tepic is covered by artificial surfaces (70%) and cropland (28%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (41%), and within 50 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tepic, 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 is only a single weather station, Amado Nervo International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Tepic.
At a distance of 11 kilometers from Tepic, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Tepic according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .