Average Weather in General Zuazua Mexico
In General Zuazua, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; 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 48°F to 97°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 102°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit General Zuazua for hot-weather activities is from early May to early July.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 7 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 97°F and low of 75°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 25 to February 8, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of 48°F and high of 69°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 General Zuazua, 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 General Zuazua begins around April 18 and lasts for 2.3 months, ending around June 27. On June 2, 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 27 and lasts for 9.7 months, ending around April 18. On September 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in General Zuazua varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from May 12 to October 5, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on September 9.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from October 5 to May 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on December 10.
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 38% on September 9.
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. General Zuazua experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 1 to November 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 13, with an average total accumulation of 4.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.1 months, from November 28 to January 1. The least rain falls around December 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in General Zuazua varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:32 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 7:45 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:48 PM on November 30, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:36 PM on July 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in General Zuazua 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
General Zuazua experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 11 to November 7, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 22% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 4, with muggy conditions 85% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 20, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in General Zuazua experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from March 17 to August 30, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from August 30 to March 17. The calmest day of the year is December 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in General Zuazua is from the east throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in General Zuazua 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 General Zuazua for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to late May and from early October to mid November, with a peak score in the last week of October.
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 General Zuazua for hot-weather activities is from early May to early July, 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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in General Zuazua over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 14, with a 75% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in General Zuazua should appear around January 11, only rarely appearing before January 8 or after January 18.
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 4.1 months, from April 11 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 12 to February 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 3.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of General Zuazua are 25.895 deg latitude, -100.108 deg longitude, and 1,211 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of General Zuazua contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,193 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,860 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (11,742 feet).
The area within 2 miles of General Zuazua is covered by cropland (80%) and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by cropland (59%) and shrubs (40%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (47%) and cropland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in General Zuazua, 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 General Zuazua.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and General Zuazua 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 General Zuazua is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between General Zuazua and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (55%, 13 kilometers, south); Del Norte International Airport (43%, 13 kilometers, west); and Zapata County Airport (1.5%, 147 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .