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Average Weather in Zacualtipán Mexico

In Zacualtipán, 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 42°F to 79°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 87°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Zacualtipán for warm-weather activities is from early April to early June.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from March 28 to June 7, with an average daily high temperature above 76°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 3.6 months, from October 18 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 42°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in ZacualtipánwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 666°FJan 666°FMay 1079°FMay 1079°F42°F42°F54°F54°FMar 2876°FMar 2876°FOct 1868°FOct 1868°F50°F50°F55°F55°F50°F50°FLowHigh
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmcoldvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Ilembo, Tanzania (9,163 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Zacualtipán (view comparison).

Clouds

In Zacualtipán, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Zacualtipán begins around October 26 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around June 10. On March 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around June 10 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around October 26. On September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 20% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in ZacualtipánclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 565%Mar 565%Sep 1520%Sep 1520%Oct 2642%Oct 2642%Jun 1043%Jun 1043%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Zacualtipán varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from June 3 to October 13, with a greater than 42% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on September 2.

The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from October 13 to June 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on December 26.

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 September 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ZacualtipánwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 272%Sep 272%Dec 2613%Dec 2613%Jun 342%Jun 342%Oct 1342%Oct 1342%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Zacualtipán experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Zacualtipán. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 13, with an average total accumulation of 8.6 inches.

The least rain falls around January 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Zacualtipán varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 23 minJun 2113 hr, 23 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2210 hr, 53 minDec 2110 hr, 53 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:28 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 6 minutes later at 7:34 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:52 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 8:19 PM on July 4.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Zacualtipán 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMar 316:28 AMMar 316:28 AM8:19 PMJul 48:19 PMJul 4Nov 265:52 PMNov 265:52 PM7:34 AMOct 277:34 AMOct 27Apr 1DSTApr 1DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Zacualtipán, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 200%Dec 200%Sep 72%Sep 72%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Zacualtipán experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from February 18 to October 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from October 1 to February 18. The calmest day of the year is December 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Zacualtipán is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthsouthwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Zacualtipán 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 Zacualtipán for general outdoor tourist activities is from early April to early June, with a peak score in the second week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Zacualtipánbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.16.12.82.84.54.54.14.13.73.7 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Zacualtipán for hot-weather activities is from mid April to late May, with a peak score in the second week of May.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.13.10.70.71.31.3 precipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Zacualtipán typically lasts for 12 months (350 days), from around January 15 to around January 1, rarely starting after March 3, or ending before November 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Zacualtipángrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jan 1550%Jan 1550%Jan 150%Jan 190%Mar 390%Mar 390%Nov 1690%Nov 16Jul 4100%Jul 4100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within 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 Zacualtipán should appear around January 19, only rarely appearing before January 15 or after January 25.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in ZacualtipánJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°FJan 1990°FJan 1990°FApr 18900°FApr 18900°FJun 181,800°FJun 181,800°FDec 313,687°FDec 313,687°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 2.9 months, from March 24 to June 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 30, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 11 to January 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 30, with an average of 4.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ZacualtipánbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhMay 307.2 kWhMay 307.2 kWhDec 304.4 kWhDec 304.4 kWhMar 246.7 kWhMar 246.7 kWhJan 315.0 kWhJan 315.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Zacualtipán are 20.650 deg latitude, -98.656 deg longitude, and 6,509 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Zacualtipán contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,949 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,472 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,591 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,338 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Zacualtipán is covered by trees (76%) and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (62%) and shrubs (25%), and within 50 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (32%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Zacualtipán, 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, Tulancingo, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Zacualtipán.

At a distance of 70 kilometers from Zacualtipán, 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 Zacualtipán 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.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.