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Average Weather in Santa Catarina Otzolotepec Mexico

In Santa Catarina Otzolotepec, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is cool year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 69°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 75°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Santa Catarina Otzolotepec for warm-weather activities is from early April to late May.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.4 months, from March 29 to June 12, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is May 9, with an average high of 69°F and low of 45°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 30 to February 9, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 35°F and high of 57°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 1457°FJan 1457°FMay 969°FMay 969°F35°F35°F45°F45°FMar 2966°FMar 2966°FJun 1266°FJun 1266°FNov 3059°FNov 3059°F41°F41°F47°F47°F38°F38°F36°F36°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 Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablevery 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.

Maimará, Argentina (3,625 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Santa Catarina Otzolotepec (view comparison).

Clouds

In Santa Catarina Otzolotepec, 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 Catarina Otzolotepec begins around October 31 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 23. 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 May 23 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 31. On September 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 89% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 11% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 666%Mar 666%Sep 1411%Sep 1411%Oct 3138%Oct 3138%May 2339%May 2339%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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 22 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 81% on September 2.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from October 13 to May 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% 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 81% on September 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 281%Sep 281%Dec 266%Dec 266%May 2243%May 2243%Oct 1343%Oct 1343%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. Santa Catarina Otzolotepec experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from March 21 to December 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 4, with an average total accumulation of 8.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from December 3 to March 21. The least rain falls around December 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 15 minJun 2113 hr, 15 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 1 minDec 2111 hr, 1 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 6:23 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 3 minutes later at 7:26 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:50 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 19 minutes later at 8:09 PM on July 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Santa Catarina Otzolotepec 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 Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMar 316:23 AMMar 316:23 AM8:09 PMJul 58:09 PMJul 5Nov 245:50 PMNov 245:50 PM7:26 AMOct 277:26 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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 170%Nov 170%May 291%May 291%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from June 20 to August 27, with average wind speeds of more than 7.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.8 months, from August 27 to June 20. The calmest day of the year is December 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mphJul 227.9 mphJul 227.9 mphDec 236.1 mphDec 236.1 mph
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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec is from the east throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastsouthnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Santa Catarina Otzolotepec 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 4.5 months, from June 2 to October 19, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from December 25 to March 25, with an average temperature below 75°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 4, with an average temperature of 73°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Santa Catarina Otzolotepec 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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec for general outdoor tourist activities is from early April to late May, with a peak score in the first week of May.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Santa Catarina Otzolotepecbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.73.71.41.42.12.1 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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec for hot-weather activities is from mid April to mid May, with a peak score in the first week of May.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468101.01.00.00.00.20.2 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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec typically lasts for 7.8 months (239 days), from around March 19 to around November 13, rarely starting before February 21 or after April 15, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 18.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Santa Catarina Otzolotepecgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1950%Mar 1950%Nov 1350%Nov 1390%Apr 1590%Apr 1590%Oct 2090%Oct 2010%Feb 2110%Feb 2110%Dec 1810%Dec 181%Jan 81%Jan 8Jul 31100%Jul 31100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec should appear around February 18, only rarely appearing before February 10 or after February 26.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°F1,600°F1,800°FFeb 1890°FFeb 1890°FJul 10900°FJul 10900°FDec 311,585°FDec 311,585°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 2.5 months, from March 9 to May 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 18, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from November 15 to January 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 31, with an average of 4.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Santa Catarina OtzolotepecbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhApr 187.1 kWhApr 187.1 kWhDec 314.8 kWhDec 314.8 kWhJan 255.3 kWhJan 255.3 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 Santa Catarina Otzolotepec are 18.577 deg latitude, -97.266 deg longitude, and 8,471 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa Catarina Otzolotepec contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,261 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,180 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,673 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (18,094 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa Catarina Otzolotepec is covered by trees (55%) and shrubs (43%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and shrubs (41%), and within 50 miles by cropland (34%) and trees (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Catarina Otzolotepec, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Santa Catarina Otzolotepec.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Catarina Otzolotepec according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Santa Catarina Otzolotepec is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Catarina Otzolotepec and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: General Heriberto Jara International Airport (25%, 130 kilometers, northeast) and Hermanos Serdán International Airport (75%, 133 kilometers, northwest).

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.