Average Weather in Veracruz Mexico
In Veracruz, the wet season is hot, oppressive, and overcast and the dry season is warm, muggy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 90°F and is rarely below 59°F or above 95°F.
The hot season lasts for 5.0 months, from April 23 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is May 26, with an average high of 90°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from December 9 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 64°F and high of 78°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 Veracruz, 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 Veracruz begins around October 26 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 29. On March 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 29 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 26. On September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 85% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 16% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Veracruz varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from June 2 to October 17, with a greater than 44% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 78% on September 2.
The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from October 17 to June 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on February 21.
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 78% 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. Veracruz experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Veracruz. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 6, with an average total accumulation of 10.6 inches.
The least rain falls around March 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Veracruz varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:18 AM on April 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 7:23 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:44 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:06 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Veracruz 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.
Veracruz experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from February 22 to December 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 59% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 16, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 25, with muggy conditions 44% 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 Veracruz experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from September 16 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 4.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 16. The calmest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Veracruz varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.8 months, from March 17 to August 10, with a peak percentage of 56% on June 6. The wind is most often from the north for 7.2 months, from August 10 to March 17, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.
Veracruz 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 4.6 months, from June 1 to October 19, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 85°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from December 24 to March 25, with an average temperature below 75°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 3, with an average temperature of 73°F.
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 2.6 months, from March 13 to June 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 23, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 13 to January 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 28, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Veracruz are 19.181 deg latitude, -96.143 deg longitude, and 39 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Veracruz contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 53 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (443 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,516 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Veracruz is covered by artificial surfaces (75%), water (13%), and bare soil (10%), within 10 miles by water (50%) and cropland (39%), and within 50 miles by cropland (49%) and water (47%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Veracruz, 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, General Heriberto Jara International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Veracruz.
At a distance of 6 kilometers from Veracruz, 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 Veracruz 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.
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.