Average Weather in Santa María Apazco Mexico
In Santa María Apazco, 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 40°F to 78°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 85°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.2 months, from March 19 to May 24, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is April 17, with an average high of 78°F and low of 49°F.
The cool season lasts for 5.1 months, from August 28 to January 31, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 40°F and high of 64°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 Santa María Apazco, 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 Santa María Apazco begins around November 5 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around May 18. On March 5, 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 May 18 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around November 5. On September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 92% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 8% 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 Santa María Apazco varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 21 to October 12, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 76% on September 2.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from October 12 to May 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% 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 76% 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. Santa María Apazco experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 29 to November 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 5, with an average total accumulation of 7.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 25 to March 29. The least rain falls around March 3, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Santa María Apazco varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:22 AM on April 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 3 minutes later at 7:25 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:51 PM on November 23, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 16 minutes later at 8:07 PM on July 6.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Santa María Apazco 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.
The perceived humidity level in Santa María Apazco, 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
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 Santa María Apazco does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 2.9 miles per hour throughout.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Santa María Apazco is from the east throughout the year.
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 2.3 months, from March 5 to May 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 31, with an average of 7.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from November 9 to January 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 4.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa María Apazco are 17.634 deg latitude, -97.100 deg longitude, and 7,595 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santa María Apazco contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,130 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,481 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,942 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,692 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santa María Apazco is covered by shrubs (80%) and trees (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (62%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and shrubs (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa María Apazco, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Santa María Apazco 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 Santa María Apazco, 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.