Average Weather in Papalotla Mexico
In Papalotla, 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 43°F to 79°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 85°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Papalotla for warm-weather activities is from late March to late May.
The warm season lasts for 2.5 months, from March 24 to June 8, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is May 10, with an average high of 79°F and low of 54°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from November 17 to February 4, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 43°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 Papalotla, 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 Papalotla begins around October 30 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 1. 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 1 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 30. On September 14, 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
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 Papalotla varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from May 26 to October 12, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 81% on July 4.
The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from October 12 to May 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on December 24.
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 81% on July 4.
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. Papalotla experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 29 to November 22, 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 5.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 22 to March 29. The least rain falls around December 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Papalotla varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 19 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, 4 minutes later at 7:34 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:55 PM on November 25, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 23 minutes later at 8:18 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Papalotla 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 Papalotla, 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 Papalotla experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from January 19 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from April 22 to January 19. The calmest day of the year is November 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Papalotla varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 weeks, from May 24 to June 1 and for 2.0 months, from October 2 to December 1, with a peak percentage of 44% on October 11. The wind is most often from the east for 4.0 months, from June 1 to October 2, with a peak percentage of 74% on July 24. The wind is most often from the south for 5.7 months, from December 1 to May 24, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Papalotla 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 Papalotla for general outdoor tourist activities is from late March to late May, with a peak score in the last 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 Papalotla 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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Papalotla over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 8, with a 69% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Papalotla should appear around January 14, only rarely appearing before January 11 or after January 17.
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 2.9 months, from March 8 to June 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 19, with an average of 7.3 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 5.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 5.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Papalotla are 19.563 deg latitude, -98.857 deg longitude, and 7,470 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Papalotla contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,020 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,483 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,750 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,763 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Papalotla is covered by cropland (87%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and shrubs (21%), and within 50 miles by cropland (36%) and trees (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Papalotla, 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 Papalotla.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Papalotla 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 Papalotla is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Papalotla and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Benito Juárez International Airport (69%, 27 kilometers, southwest); Hermanos Serdán International Airport (17%, 68 kilometers, southeast); and Tulancingo (14%, 77 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .