Average Weather in Xicotlán Mexico
In Xicotlán, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F to 92°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Xicotlán for warm-weather activities is from late January to early May.
The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from March 24 to May 19, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is April 16, with an average high of 92°F and low of 62°F.
The cool season lasts for 5.3 months, from August 24 to February 5, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 52°F and high of 83°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 Xicotlán, 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 Xicotlán begins around November 2 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around May 18. On February 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 18 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around November 2. On September 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 12% 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 Xicotlán varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 23 to October 12, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on August 25.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from October 12 to May 23. 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 72% on August 25.
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. Xicotlán experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 17 to November 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 29, with an average total accumulation of 6.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 16 to April 17. The least rain falls around December 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Xicotlán varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:29 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 2 minutes later at 7:31 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:56 PM on November 23, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 8:14 PM on July 6.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Xicotlán 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
Xicotlán experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 10 to October 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 19, with muggy conditions 16% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 15, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Xicotlán experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 27 to April 28, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 28 to October 27. The calmest day of the year is June 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Xicotlán varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 months, from April 12 to June 1, with a peak percentage of 38% on May 28. The wind is most often from the east for 10 months, from June 1 to April 12, with a peak percentage of 64% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Xicotlán 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 Xicotlán for general outdoor tourist activities is from late January to early May, with a peak score in the second week of March.
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 Xicotlán 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.
Temperatures in Xicotlán 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 2.3 months, from March 6 to May 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 2, with an average of 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 6 to January 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.5 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 Xicotlán are 18.059 deg latitude, -98.525 deg longitude, and 3,999 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Xicotlán contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,719 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,202 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,770 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,280 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Xicotlán is covered by shrubs (74%) and trees (21%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and shrubs (39%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (34%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Xicotlán, 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, Hermanos Serdán International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Xicotlán.
At a distance of 123 kilometers from Xicotlán, 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 Xicotlán 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.
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