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Average Weather in Santa Cruz Papalutla Mexico

In Santa Cruz Papalutla, 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 47°F to 86°F and is rarely below 41°F or above 92°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Santa Cruz Papalutla for warm-weather activities is from late February to mid May.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from March 20 to May 16, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is April 16, with an average high of 86°F and low of 57°F.

The cool season lasts for 7.3 months, from June 22 to January 31, with an average daily high temperature below 79°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 47°F and high of 77°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Santa Cruz PapalutlahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 1377°FJan 1377°FApr 1686°FApr 1686°F47°F47°F57°F57°FJun 2279°FJun 2279°F54°F54°F60°F60°F61°F61°FLowHighNowNow
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 Cruz PapalutlaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
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.

Lusaka, Zambia (8,799 miles away); Laela, Tanzania (8,947 miles); and Dek’emhāre, Eritrea (8,699 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Santa Cruz Papalutla (view comparison).

Clouds

In Santa Cruz Papalutla, 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 Cruz Papalutla begins around November 4 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around May 9. On February 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 9 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around November 4. On September 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Santa Cruz PapalutlaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 2471%Feb 2471%Sep 147%Sep 147%Nov 439%Nov 439%May 939%May 939%NowNowclearmostly 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 Cruz Papalutla varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 20 to October 11, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 70% on September 10.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from October 11 to May 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on December 15.

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 70% on September 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Santa Cruz PapalutlawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 1070%Sep 1070%Dec 153%Dec 153%May 2036%May 2036%Oct 1136%Oct 1136%NowNowrain
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 Cruz Papalutla experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 29 to November 15, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 27, with an average total accumulation of 7.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 15 to March 29. The least rain falls around December 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Santa Cruz PapalutlarainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 in14 inJun 277.1 inJun 277.1 inDec 90.2 inDec 90.2 inSep 56.6 inSep 56.6 inMar 290.5 inMar 290.5 inNowNow
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 Cruz Papalutla varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Santa Cruz PapalutlaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 1912 hr, 6 minMar 1913 hr, 9 minJun 2013 hr, 9 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2211 hr, 7 minDec 2111 hr, 7 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 6:18 AM on April 4, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 3 minutes later at 7:21 AM on October 24. The earliest sunset is at 5:50 PM on November 22, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 14 minutes later at 8:04 PM on July 6.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Santa Cruz Papalutla during 2020, starting in the spring on April 5, lasting 6.6 months, and ending in the fall on October 25.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Santa Cruz PapalutlaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMApr 46:18 AMApr 46:18 AM8:04 PMJul 68:04 PMJul 6Nov 225:50 PMNov 225:50 PM7:21 AMOct 247:21 AMOct 24Apr 5DSTApr 5DSTDSTOct 25DSTOct 25daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. 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 Cruz Papalutla, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Santa Cruz PapalutlaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 10%Feb 10%Sep 231%Sep 231%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Cruz Papalutla experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from September 27 to February 11, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from February 11 to September 27. The calmest day of the year is May 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Santa Cruz PapalutlawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphNov 77.7 mphNov 77.7 mphMay 305.3 mphMay 305.3 mphFeb 116.5 mphFeb 116.5 mphNowNow
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 Cruz Papalutla varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 1.8 months, from May 9 to July 4, with a peak percentage of 45% on June 20. The wind is most often from the north for 10 months, from July 4 to May 9, with a peak percentage of 62% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Santa Cruz PapalutlaNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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 Cruz Papalutla 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 4.0 months, from May 24 to September 23, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 86°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 22 to March 28, with an average temperature below 82°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 24, with an average temperature of 81°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 Cruz Papalutla 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 Cruz Papalutla for general outdoor tourist activities is from late February to mid May, with a peak score in the first week of April.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Santa Cruz Papalutlabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.64.14.15.35.34.94.94.74.7NowNow 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 Cruz Papalutla for hot-weather activities is from mid March to mid May, with a peak score in the third week of April.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Santa Cruz Papalutlabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.93.91.91.92.32.32.02.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
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).

Temperatures in Santa Cruz Papalutla 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Santa Cruz PapalutlaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Feb 1100%Feb 198%Jan 498%Jan 4Jul 5100%Jul 5100%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery 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 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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Santa Cruz PapalutlaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°FJan 890°FJan 890°FApr 191,800°FApr 191,800°FDec 316,275°FDec 316,275°FNowNow
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 1.9 months, from March 3 to May 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 30, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from August 15 to October 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 13, with an average of 5.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Santa Cruz PapalutlabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhMar 307.2 kWhMar 307.2 kWhSep 135.1 kWhSep 135.1 kWhNowNow
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 Cruz Papalutla are 16.959 deg latitude, -96.585 deg longitude, and 5,262 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa Cruz Papalutla contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,233 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,770 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,538 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa Cruz Papalutla is covered by grassland (52%) and cropland (40%), within 10 miles by shrubs (37%) and grassland (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (49%) and shrubs (33%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Cruz Papalutla, 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 Cruz Papalutla.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Cruz Papalutla 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 Cruz Papalutla is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Cruz Papalutla and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Oaxaca - Xoxocotlán International Airport (98%, 16 kilometers, west) and Ixtepec Ox (2.2%, 169 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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.