Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Picardías Mexico
In Picardías, the summers are long and hot; the winters are short, cool, and dry; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 95°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 100°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Picardías for hot-weather activities is from mid May to early July.
Climate in Picardías
Average Temperature in Picardías
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from April 21 to August 21, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is June 3, with an average high of 95°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from November 27 to February 7, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 45°F and high of 71°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Picardías
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 Picardías
In Picardías, 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 Picardías begins around January 15 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around June 28. On May 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 28 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around January 15. On September 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Picardías
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 Picardías varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from June 12 to October 2, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on July 15.
The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from October 2 to June 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on February 19.
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 32% on July 15.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Picardías
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. Picardías experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 22 to October 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 25 to May 22. The least rain falls around April 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Picardías
The length of the day in Picardías varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Picardías
The earliest sunrise is at 6:42 AM on April 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 18 minutes later at 8:00 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:03 PM on November 29, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 45 minutes later at 8:48 PM on July 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Picardías 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 Picardías
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 Picardías
Picardías experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 30 to October 8, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 27, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Picardías
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Picardías experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from February 7 to September 17, with average wind speeds of more than 6.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.7 months, from September 17 to February 7. The calmest day of the year is October 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Picardías
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Picardías varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 5.9 months, from May 17 to November 15, with a peak percentage of 64% on August 18. The wind is most often from the west for 6.1 months, from November 15 to May 17, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Picardías
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Picardías 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 Picardías for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid June and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the second week of May.
Tourism Score in Picardías
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 Picardías for hot-weather activities is from mid May to early July, with a peak score in the first week of June.
Beach/Pool Score in Picardías
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 Picardías over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 2, with a 78% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Picardías
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Picardías should appear around January 11, only rarely appearing before January 8 or after January 15.
Growing Degree Days in Picardías
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 3.1 months, from April 3 to July 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 24, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 12 to January 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 4.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Picardías
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Picardías are 25.325 deg latitude, -103.486 deg longitude, and 3,934 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Picardías contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,306 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,265 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,599 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,716 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Picardías is covered by shrubs (87%) and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (90%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (76%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Picardías, 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 Picardías.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Picardías 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 Picardías is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Picardías and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Francisco Sarabia International Airport (MMTC, 94%, 28 kilometers, north) and Durango International Airport (MMDO, 6%, 170 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .