Average Weather in Tepoztlán Mexico
In Tepoztlán, 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 47°F to 85°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Tepoztlán for warm-weather activities is from early March to late May.
The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from March 23 to May 31, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is May 3, with an average high of 85°F and low of 59°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.1 months, from November 28 to February 3, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 47°F and high of 76°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 Tepoztlán, 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 Tepoztlán begins around October 31 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 23. On February 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 23 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 31. On September 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 89% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 11% 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 Tepoztlán varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from May 27 to October 9, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 78% on June 27.
The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from October 9 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on December 8.
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 78% on June 27.
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. Tepoztlán experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from April 23 to November 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 1, with an average total accumulation of 5.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from November 10 to April 23. The least rain falls around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Tepoztlán varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:31 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 4 minutes later at 7:34 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:57 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 21 minutes later at 8:18 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tepoztlán 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
The perceived humidity level in Tepoztlán, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Tepoztlán experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from December 19 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from April 29 to December 19. The calmest day of the year is June 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tepoztlán varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.0 months, from January 5 to July 6, with a peak percentage of 50% on June 1. The wind is most often from the east for 2.7 months, from July 6 to September 27, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 22. The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 months, from September 27 to January 5, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tepoztlán 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 Tepoztlán for general outdoor tourist activities is from early March to late May, with a peak score in the third week of April.
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 Tepoztlán for hot-weather activities is from mid March to late May, with a peak score in the last week of April.
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.
Temperatures in Tepoztlán are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from March 6 to May 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 1, with an average of 7.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 9 to January 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 5.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tepoztlán are 18.986 deg latitude, -99.101 deg longitude, and 5,830 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tepoztlán contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,159 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,969 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,392 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,495 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tepoztlán is covered by trees (53%) and cropland (42%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tepoztlán, 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 Tepoztlán.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tepoztlán 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 Tepoztlán is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tepoztlán and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Benito Juárez International Airport (46%, 50 kilometers, north); Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (25%, 63 kilometers, northwest); and Hermanos Serdán International Airport (29%, 79 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .