Average Weather in Soconusco Mexico
In Soconusco, the wet season is hot and overcast, the dry season is warm and mostly clear, and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 68°F to 95°F and is rarely below 63°F or above 103°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Soconusco for warm-weather activities is from mid December to mid March.
The hot season lasts for 1.9 months, from April 15 to June 12, with an average daily high temperature above 92°F. The hottest day of the year is May 11, with an average high of 95°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 28 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 82°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 68°F and high of 79°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 Soconusco, 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 Soconusco begins around October 31 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around May 19. On February 21, 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 19 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 31. On September 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 89% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% 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 Soconusco varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from May 30 to November 9, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 74% on September 12.
The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from November 9 to May 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on March 23.
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 74% on September 12.
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. Soconusco experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Soconusco. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 22, with an average total accumulation of 12.8 inches.
The least rain falls around March 15, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Soconusco varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:14 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 2 minutes later at 7:16 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:41 PM on November 24, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 7:59 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Soconusco 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
Soconusco experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 21 to December 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 82% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 6, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 17, with muggy conditions 76% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Soconusco experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from October 3 to May 27, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 27 to October 3. The calmest day of the year is August 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Soconusco is from the north throughout the year.
Soconusco 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 4.9 months, from May 23 to October 19, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 6, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.8 months, from December 27 to March 19, with an average temperature below 76°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 31, with an average temperature of 74°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Soconusco 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 Soconusco for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to mid 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 Soconusco for hot-weather activities is from mid November to late April, with a peak score in the first week of March.
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 Soconusco 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 2.3 months, from March 13 to May 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 17, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 8 to January 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Soconusco are 17.963 deg latitude, -94.881 deg longitude, and 233 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Soconusco contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 203 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 228 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (620 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,499 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Soconusco is covered by cropland (98%), within 10 miles by cropland (99%), and within 50 miles by cropland (81%) and water (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Soconusco, 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, Ixtepec Ox, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Soconusco.
At a distance of 170 kilometers from Soconusco, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Soconusco to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 29%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 71%.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .