Average Weather in Emiliano Zapata Mexico
In Emiliano Zapata, the summers are long, sweltering, 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 103°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Emiliano Zapata for hot-weather activities is from early May to early July.
The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 4 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 92°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 9, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of 48°F and high of 70°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
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In Emiliano Zapata, 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 Emiliano Zapata begins around April 18 and lasts for 2.3 months, ending around June 27. On June 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% 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 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 Emiliano Zapata varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from May 18 to October 6, 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 7.4 months, from October 6 to May 18. 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. Emiliano Zapata experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from January 9 to November 24, 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 3.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.5 months, from November 24 to January 9. 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 Emiliano Zapata 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 6:33 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 7:46 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:49 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 Emiliano Zapata 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
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Emiliano Zapata experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 21 to November 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 4, with muggy conditions 80% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Emiliano Zapata experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from March 12 to September 3, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from September 3 to March 12. The calmest day of the year is December 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Emiliano Zapata is from the east throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Emiliano Zapata 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 Emiliano Zapata for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to late May and from late September 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 Emiliano Zapata 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.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Emiliano Zapata over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 15, with a 75% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Emiliano Zapata should appear around January 11, only rarely appearing before January 8 or after January 18.
Growing Degree Days
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
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 4.2 months, from April 10 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 12, 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 Emiliano Zapata are 25.910 deg latitude, -100.281 deg longitude, and 1,486 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Emiliano Zapata contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 131 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,488 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,558 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,617 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Emiliano Zapata is covered by cropland (87%) and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (51%) and shrubs (38%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (53%) and cropland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Emiliano Zapata, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Emiliano Zapata.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Emiliano Zapata 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 Emiliano Zapata is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Emiliano Zapata and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Del Norte International Airport (97%, 7 kilometers, southeast); Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (1.2%, 76 kilometers, southwest); Zapata County Airport (0.8%, 156 kilometers, northeast); and Venustiano Carranza International Airport (0.8%, 166 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.