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