Average Weather in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) Mexico
In La Esperanza (El Zapotal), the wet season is overcast, the dry season is mostly clear, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 74°F to 92°F and is rarely below 70°F or above 97°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit La Esperanza (El Zapotal) for hot-weather activities is from mid December to mid March.
The temperature in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal), 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal) begins around November 11 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around April 25. On January 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 79% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 21% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 25 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around November 11. On June 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal) varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from May 12 to October 28, with a greater than 46% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 88% on September 10.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from October 28 to May 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 1.
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 88% on September 10.
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. La Esperanza (El Zapotal) experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from March 17 to December 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 12, with an average total accumulation of 14.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from December 8 to March 17. The least rain falls around January 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 13 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:07 AM on October 28, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 0 minutes later at 7:07 AM on April 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:39 PM on November 21, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 9 minutes later at 7:47 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) 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
La Esperanza (El Zapotal) experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 14 to December 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 90% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 21, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 15, with muggy conditions 87% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from October 27 to March 26, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from March 26 to October 27. The calmest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.8 months, from March 14 to June 8, with a peak percentage of 41% on May 25. The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from June 8 to October 10, with a peak percentage of 39% on September 15. The wind is most often from the north for 5.1 months, from October 10 to March 14, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.
La Esperanza (El Zapotal) 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 3.8 months, from May 14 to September 8, with an average temperature above 86°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is July 29, with an average temperature of 87°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.6 months, from January 2 to March 21, with an average temperature below 83°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 1, with an average temperature of 82°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in La Esperanza (El Zapotal) 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal) for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the third 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal) for hot-weather activities is from mid December to mid 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal) 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 February 19 to April 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 23, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 25 to October 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 16, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) are 15.449 deg latitude, -93.164 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 17 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (279 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (9,751 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) is covered by water (45%), mangroves (32%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by water (50%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Esperanza (El Zapotal), 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal).
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Esperanza (El Zapotal) 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 La Esperanza (El Zapotal) is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Esperanza (El Zapotal) and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tapachula International Airport (62%, 112 kilometers, southeast) and General Div P A Angel H Corzo Molina (38%, 144 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .