Average Weather in Metepec Mexico
In Metepec, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is comfortable year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 74°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 80°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Metepec for warm-weather activities is from late March to early June.
The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from March 22 to June 2, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is May 1, with an average high of 74°F and low of 44°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.1 months, from December 1 to February 3, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 32°F and high of 66°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 Metepec, 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 Metepec begins around October 30 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 29. On February 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 29 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 30. On September 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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 Metepec varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from May 28 to October 6, 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 2.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from October 6 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 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 2.
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. Metepec experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 28 to November 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 2, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from November 6 to April 28. The least rain falls around December 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Metepec varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:29 AM on April 4, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 7:35 AM on October 24. The earliest sunset is at 5:58 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:20 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Metepec during 2020, starting in the spring on April 5, lasting 6.6 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Metepec, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Metepec experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from January 4 to May 1, with average wind speeds of more than 4.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from May 1 to January 4. The calmest day of the year is June 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Metepec varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.5 months, from June 5 to October 21, with a peak percentage of 53% on August 13. The wind is most often from the north for 1.5 months, from October 21 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 35% on October 28. The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from December 6 to June 3, with a peak percentage of 29% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Metepec 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 Metepec for general outdoor tourist activities is from late March to early June, with a peak score in the first week of May.
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 Metepec for hot-weather activities is from late 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.
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).
The growing season in Metepec typically lasts for 8.1 months (248 days), from around March 11 to around November 13, rarely starting before February 7 or after April 5, and rarely ending before October 17 or after December 11.
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 Metepec should appear around January 22, only rarely appearing before January 18 or after January 27.
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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from March 7 to May 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 17, with an average of 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 1 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 21, with an average of 4.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Metepec are 19.259 deg latitude, -99.602 deg longitude, and 8,593 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Metepec contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 367 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,605 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,490 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (12,549 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Metepec is covered by artificial surfaces (62%) and cropland (31%), within 10 miles by cropland (68%) and artificial surfaces (18%), and within 50 miles by cropland (37%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Metepec, 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 is only a single weather station, Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Metepec.
At a distance of 9 kilometers from Metepec, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Metepec according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .