Average Weather in Puerto Escondido Mexico
In Puerto Escondido, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is muggy and partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 74°F to 94°F and is rarely below 71°F or above 96°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 Puerto Escondido, 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 Puerto Escondido begins around November 7 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around May 8. On February 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 8 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around November 7. On June 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 94% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 6% 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 Puerto Escondido varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from May 24 to October 12, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 55% on September 12.
The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from October 12 to May 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 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 55% on September 12.
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. Puerto Escondido experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 24 to November 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 9, with an average total accumulation of 7.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 14 to April 24. The least rain falls around December 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Puerto Escondido varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:23 AM on April 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 1 minute later at 7:23 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:54 PM on November 21, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:04 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Puerto Escondido during 2017, starting in the spring on April 2, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
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.
Puerto Escondido experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 16 to December 17, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 54% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 22, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 26, with muggy conditions 38% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Puerto Escondido does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 3.5 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Puerto Escondido varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.4 months, from February 2 to June 15 and for 2.3 months, from September 2 to November 11, with a peak percentage of 56% on April 18. The wind is most often from the south for 2.6 months, from June 15 to September 2, with a peak percentage of 40% on June 21. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from November 11 to February 2, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Puerto Escondido 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 does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 2°F of 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
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 2.2 months, from February 24 to April 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 31, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from June 8 to October 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 17, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Puerto Escondido are 15.870 deg latitude, -97.077 deg longitude, and 151 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Puerto Escondido contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 554 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 150 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,316 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,125 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Puerto Escondido is covered by cropland (71%) and water (21%), within 10 miles by water (43%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by water (47%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Puerto Escondido, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Puerto Escondido is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Puerto Escondido, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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.