Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Lázaro Cárdenas Mexico
In Lázaro Cárdenas, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 87°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lázaro Cárdenas for warm-weather activities is from late April to early June.
Climate in Lázaro Cárdenas
Average Temperature in Lázaro Cárdenas
The hot season lasts for 2.1 months, from April 10 to June 12, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is May 18, with an average high of 87°F and low of 55°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 24 to February 7, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 38°F and high of 72°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Lázaro Cárdenas
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 Lázaro Cárdenas
In Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 Lázaro Cárdenas begins around October 22 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around June 14. On May 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 14 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around October 22. On September 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 15% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Lázaro Cárdenas
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 Lázaro Cárdenas varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.6 months, from June 8 to September 28, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 75% on July 14.
The drier season lasts 8.4 months, from September 28 to June 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on April 5.
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 75% on July 14.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Lázaro Cárdenas
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. Lázaro Cárdenas experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from May 11 to February 20, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 9, with an average total accumulation of 6.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from February 20 to May 11. The least rain falls around April 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Lázaro Cárdenas
The length of the day in Lázaro Cárdenas varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 52 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Lázaro Cárdenas
The earliest sunrise is at 6:43 AM on April 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 11 minutes later at 7:53 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:09 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 8:37 PM on July 3.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lázaro Cárdenas during 2021, starting in the spring on April 4, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Lázaro Cárdenas
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 in Lázaro Cárdenas
The perceived humidity level in Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 Lázaro Cárdenas
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Lázaro Cárdenas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from December 29 to May 20, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from May 20 to December 29. The calmest day of the year is July 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Lázaro Cárdenas
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lázaro Cárdenas varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 5.2 months, from January 5 to June 11, with a peak percentage of 62% on May 6. The wind is most often from the east for 6.8 months, from June 11 to January 5, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Lázaro Cárdenas
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lázaro Cárdenas 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 Lázaro Cárdenas for general outdoor tourist activities is from late April to early June, with a peak score in the third week of May.
Tourism Score in Lázaro Cárdenas
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 Lázaro Cárdenas for hot-weather activities is from late April to early June, with a peak score in the third week of May.
Beach/Pool Score in Lázaro Cárdenas
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 Lázaro Cárdenas typically lasts for 10 months (315 days), from around February 6 to around December 19, rarely starting after March 14, or ending before November 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Lázaro Cárdenas
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lázaro Cárdenas should appear around January 12, only rarely appearing before January 10 or after January 15.
Growing Degree Days in Lázaro Cárdenas
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 2.6 months, from March 21 to June 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 9, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from November 16 to January 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 4.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Lázaro Cárdenas
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lázaro Cárdenas are 20.946 deg latitude, -103.022 deg longitude, and 5,833 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lázaro Cárdenas contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 669 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,915 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (7,385 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,701 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lázaro Cárdenas is covered by cropland (86%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by cropland (37%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lázaro Cárdenas.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lázaro Cárdenas 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 Lázaro Cárdenas is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lázaro Cárdenas and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Guadalajara International Airport (MMGL, 71%, 56 kilometers, southwest) and Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport (MMAS, 29%, 112 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .