Average Weather in Zacamulpa Mexico
In Zacamulpa, 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 41°F to 80°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Zacamulpa for warm-weather activities is from early April to early June.
The warm season lasts for 2.5 months, from March 21 to June 5, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is April 27, with an average high of 80°F and low of 53°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from October 7 to February 3, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 41°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
In Zacamulpa, 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 Zacamulpa begins around October 30 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around June 5. 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 June 5 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 30. On September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 86% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 14% 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 Zacamulpa varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from June 1 to October 10, with a greater than 39% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 74% on July 3.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from October 10 to June 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on December 23.
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 74% on July 3.
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. Zacamulpa experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 4 to November 17, 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 5.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 17 to April 4. The least rain falls around December 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Zacamulpa varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:28 AM on April 3, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 7:37 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:56 PM on November 25, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 25 minutes later at 8:20 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Zacamulpa 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
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
The perceived humidity level in Zacamulpa, 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 Zacamulpa experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from February 3 to October 14, with average wind speeds of more than 6.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 14 to February 3. The calmest day of the year is December 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Zacamulpa varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.5 months, from February 10 to April 25, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 28. The wind is most often from the east for 6.6 months, from June 1 to December 20, with a peak percentage of 72% on July 22. The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 months, from December 20 to February 10, with a peak percentage of 29% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Zacamulpa 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 Zacamulpa for general outdoor tourist activities is from early April to early June, with a peak score in the second 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 Zacamulpa for hot-weather activities is from late March to late May, with a peak score in the second week of May.
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 Zacamulpa over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 7, with a 55% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Zacamulpa should appear around January 14, only rarely appearing before January 12 or after January 18.
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 3.0 months, from March 11 to June 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 24, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 10 to January 25, 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 Zacamulpa are 20.006 deg latitude, -99.257 deg longitude, and 7,211 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Zacamulpa contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 712 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,256 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,772 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,639 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Zacamulpa is covered by cropland (76%) and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (58%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by cropland (29%) and shrubs (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Zacamulpa, 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 Zacamulpa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Zacamulpa 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 Zacamulpa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Zacamulpa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Benito Juárez International Airport (38%, 66 kilometers, south); Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (24%, 81 kilometers, southwest); Tulancingo (23%, 93 kilometers, east); and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (15%, 118 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .