Average Weather in Lázaro Cárdenas Mexico
In Lázaro Cárdenas, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and mostly clear, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 68°F to 94°F and is rarely below 62°F or above 99°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lázaro Cárdenas for warm-weather activities is from early December to early March.
The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from April 9 to June 4, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is May 10, with an average high of 94°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from November 27 to February 14, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 68°F and high of 82°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 Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 Lázaro Cárdenas begins around November 4 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around May 10. On February 20, 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 10 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around November 4. On September 13, 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 Lázaro Cárdenas varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 23 to October 14, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 67% on September 7.
The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from October 14 to May 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on January 30.
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 67% on September 7.
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. Lázaro Cárdenas experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 24 to December 2, 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 8.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from December 2 to April 24. The least rain falls around February 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Lázaro Cárdenas varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:15 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 0 minutes later at 7:15 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:43 PM on November 23, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:56 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lázaro Cárdenas 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
Lázaro Cárdenas experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from February 15 to December 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 75% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 3, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 18, with muggy conditions 66% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Lázaro Cárdenas experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 8 to May 4, with average wind speeds of more than 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 4 to October 8. The calmest day of the year is June 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lázaro Cárdenas is from the north throughout the year.
Lázaro Cárdenas 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 May 13 to September 28, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from December 20 to March 19, with an average temperature below 81°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 28, with an average temperature of 79°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lázaro Cárdenas 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 Lázaro Cárdenas for general outdoor tourist activities is from early 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 Lázaro Cárdenas for hot-weather activities is from early November to mid April, with a peak score in the third week of February.
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 Lázaro Cárdenas 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 2.2 months, from March 5 to May 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 6, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from June 14 to October 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 7, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lázaro Cárdenas are 16.728 deg latitude, -94.860 deg longitude, and 791 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lázaro Cárdenas contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 751 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 827 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,851 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,520 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lázaro Cárdenas is covered by cropland (93%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by cropland (44%) and trees (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lázaro Cárdenas, 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 Lázaro Cárdenas.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lázaro Cárdenas 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 Lázaro Cárdenas is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lázaro Cárdenas and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .