Average Weather in Mecayapan Mexico
In Mecayapan, the wet season is oppressive and overcast; the dry season is muggy, windy, and mostly clear; and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 63°F to 89°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Mecayapan for warm-weather activities is from late November to late March.
The hot season lasts for 2.0 months, from April 11 to June 10, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is May 10, with an average high of 89°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 18 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 76°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 63°F and high of 74°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 Mecayapan, 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 Mecayapan begins around October 30 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 21. 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 21 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around October 30. On September 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Mecayapan varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from June 2 to November 11, with a greater than 44% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 76% on September 11.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from November 11 to June 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on March 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 76% on September 11.
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. Mecayapan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Mecayapan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 23, with an average total accumulation of 13.5 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 Mecayapan varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 13 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 23, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 7:59 PM on July 5.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Mecayapan 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
Mecayapan experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10.0 months, from February 24 to December 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 66% 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 29, with muggy conditions 54% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Mecayapan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from September 26 to May 23, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 23 to September 26. The calmest day of the year is August 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mecayapan is from the north throughout the year.
Mecayapan 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 4.8 months, from May 24 to October 19, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 5, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.8 months, from December 27 to March 20, with an average temperature below 76°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 1, with an average temperature of 74°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Mecayapan 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 Mecayapan for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to late March, with a peak score in the third week of February.
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 Mecayapan for hot-weather activities is from mid March to mid May, with a peak score in the third week of April.
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 Mecayapan 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 2.4 months, from March 13 to May 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 19, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 10 to January 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mecayapan are 18.220 deg latitude, -94.838 deg longitude, and 1,096 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mecayapan contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,578 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,191 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,374 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,486 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mecayapan is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (87%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (64%) and water (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mecayapan, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Mecayapan is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Mecayapan, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .