Average Weather in Atla Mexico
In Atla, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 53°F to 87°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Atla for warm-weather activities is from mid February to late May.
The hot season lasts for 2.3 months, from March 28 to June 8, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is May 10, with an average high of 87°F and low of 64°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 1 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 53°F and high of 75°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 Atla, 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 Atla begins around October 26 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 7. On March 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 7 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 26. On September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% 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 Atla varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from June 1 to October 13, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 76% on July 4.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from October 13 to June 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% 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 76% 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. Atla experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Atla. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 13, with an average total accumulation of 7.7 inches.
The least rain falls around January 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Atla varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:26 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 7:32 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:51 PM on November 26, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 26 minutes later at 8:16 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Atla 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 Atla, 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 5% of 5% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Atla experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from February 19 to October 10, with average wind speeds of more than 5.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 10 to February 19. The calmest day of the year is December 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Atla varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 7.9 months, from January 27 to September 24 and for 3.7 weeks, from November 17 to December 13, with a peak percentage of 68% on July 15. The wind is most often from the north for 1.8 months, from September 24 to November 17 and for 1.5 months, from December 13 to January 27, with a peak percentage of 39% on October 8.
Atla is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.2 months, from June 11 to October 18, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 4, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 23 to March 28, with an average temperature below 75°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 29, with an average temperature of 72°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Atla 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 Atla for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid February to late May, with a peak score in the last 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 Atla for hot-weather activities is from mid April to early June, 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.
Temperatures in Atla 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 2.9 months, from March 21 to June 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 19, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 12 to January 30, 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 Atla are 20.275 deg latitude, -98.125 deg longitude, and 3,806 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Atla contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,861 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,310 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,073 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,365 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Atla is covered by cropland (53%) and trees (45%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and cropland (39%), and within 50 miles by cropland (52%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Atla, 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 Atla.
At a distance of 33 kilometers from Atla, 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 Atla 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .