Average Weather in Santo Domingo Zanatepec Mexico
In Santo Domingo Zanatepec, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 72°F to 95°F and is rarely below 66°F or above 100°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Santo Domingo Zanatepec for hot-weather activities is from late November to late March.
The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from April 8 to June 3, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is May 11, with an average high of 95°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from December 3 to February 12, with an average daily high temperature below 88°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 72°F and high of 86°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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec, 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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec begins around November 8 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around May 6. On February 14, 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 6 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around November 8. On June 24, 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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from May 19 to October 13, 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 6.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from October 13 to May 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on January 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 70% on September 6.
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. Santo Domingo Zanatepec experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 20 to November 20, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 8, with an average total accumulation of 9.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 20 to April 20. The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Santo Domingo Zanatepec varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:13 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 0 minutes later at 7:13 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:42 PM on November 22, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 12 minutes later at 7:54 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Santo Domingo Zanatepec 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
Santo Domingo Zanatepec experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 12 to December 20, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 77% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 1, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 14, with muggy conditions 69% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Santo Domingo Zanatepec experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 6 to April 26, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 26 to October 6. The calmest day of the year is June 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Santo Domingo Zanatepec varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 1.0 weeks, from May 27 to June 3, with a peak percentage of 45% on May 29. The wind is most often from the north for 12 months, from June 3 to May 27, with a peak percentage of 86% on January 1.
Santo Domingo Zanatepec 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 4.3 months, from May 13 to September 22, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.8 months, from December 26 to March 21, with an average temperature below 82°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 29, with an average temperature of 80°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Santo Domingo Zanatepec 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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the last week of January.
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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec for hot-weather activities is from late November to late March, with a peak score in the last week of January.
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.
Temperatures in Santo Domingo Zanatepec 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
Growing Degree Days
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 2.0 months, from March 1 to May 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 2, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 8 to October 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 13, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santo Domingo Zanatepec are 16.483 deg latitude, -94.348 deg longitude, and 230 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santo Domingo Zanatepec contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 230 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,990 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,520 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santo Domingo Zanatepec is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (77%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by cropland (38%) and trees (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Santo Domingo Zanatepec, 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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santo Domingo Zanatepec 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 Santo Domingo Zanatepec is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santo Domingo Zanatepec and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .