Climate and Average Weather Year Round in El Cortijo Mexico
In El Cortijo, 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 41°F to 88°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit El Cortijo for warm-weather activities is from late April to early June.
Climate in El Cortijo
Average Temperature in El Cortijo
The hot season lasts for 2.0 months, from April 9 to June 10, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is May 18, with an average high of 88°F and low of 57°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from November 23 to February 7, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 41°F and high of 74°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in El Cortijo
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 El Cortijo
In El Cortijo, 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 El Cortijo begins around October 23 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around June 13. On March 1, 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 13 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around October 23. On September 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 12% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in El Cortijo
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 El Cortijo varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from June 7 to October 1, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 79% on July 10.
The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from October 1 to June 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on April 6.
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 79% on July 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in El Cortijo
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. El Cortijo experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from May 14 to February 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 8, with an average total accumulation of 6.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from February 10 to May 14. The least rain falls around April 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in El Cortijo
The length of the day in El Cortijo varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in El Cortijo
The earliest sunrise is at 6:45 AM on April 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 10 minutes later at 7:54 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:11 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:38 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in El Cortijo 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 El Cortijo
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 El Cortijo
The perceived humidity level in El Cortijo, 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 El Cortijo
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in El Cortijo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from January 1 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from June 1 to January 1. The calmest day of the year is July 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in El Cortijo
The predominant average hourly wind direction in El Cortijo varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 5.8 months, from June 30 to December 24, with a peak percentage of 51% on September 30. The wind is most often from the west for 6.2 months, from December 24 to June 30, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Wind Direction in El Cortijo
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in El Cortijo 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 El Cortijo 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 El Cortijo
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 El Cortijo 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 El Cortijo
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 El Cortijo over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 11, with a 54% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in El Cortijo
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in El Cortijo should appear around January 10, only rarely appearing before January 8 or after January 12.
Growing Degree Days in El Cortijo
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 15 to June 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 26, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from November 15 to January 24, 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 El Cortijo
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of El Cortijo are 20.469 deg latitude, -103.422 deg longitude, and 5,220 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of El Cortijo contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,234 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,255 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,898 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,701 feet).
The area within 2 miles of El Cortijo is covered by cropland (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and cropland (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in El Cortijo, 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 El Cortijo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and El Cortijo 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 El Cortijo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between El Cortijo and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Guadalajara International Airport (MMGL, 97%, 13 kilometers, northeast); Amado Nervo International Airport (MMEP, 2.0%, 182 kilometers, northwest); and Playa de Oro International Airport (MMZO, 1.4%, 189 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .