Average Weather in Tuxtla Mexico
In Tuxtla, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is humid and mostly clear, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 62°F to 93°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 100°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Tuxtla for warm-weather activities is from late November to mid March.
The hot season lasts for 2.0 months, from March 25 to May 23, with an average daily high temperature above 91°F. The hottest day of the year is April 26, with an average high of 93°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 7 to February 4, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 62°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 Tuxtla, 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 Tuxtla begins around November 7 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around April 30. On January 30, 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 April 30 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around November 7. On June 25, 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 Tuxtla varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from May 19 to October 19, with a greater than 49% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 85% on September 11.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from October 19 to May 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on March 24.
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 85% 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. Tuxtla experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Tuxtla. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 13, with an average total accumulation of 10.2 inches.
The least rain falls around March 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Tuxtla 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 6:07 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 1 minute later at 7:08 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:36 PM on November 22, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:49 PM on July 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tuxtla 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
Tuxtla experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from March 1 to December 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 48% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 15, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 15, with muggy conditions 31% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Tuxtla 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 6, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 6 to October 8. The calmest day of the year is June 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tuxtla varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.4 weeks, from July 8 to July 18, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 17. The wind is most often from the north for 12 months, from July 18 to July 8, with a peak percentage of 65% on January 1.
Tuxtla 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 4.0 months, from May 18 to September 16, with an average temperature above 86°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is July 22, with an average temperature of 87°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.6 months, from January 1 to March 22, with an average temperature below 83°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 2, with an average temperature of 82°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tuxtla 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 Tuxtla for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November 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 Tuxtla for hot-weather activities is from late February to early May, with a peak score in the last 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 Tuxtla 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 1.9 months, from March 1 to April 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 25, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from August 23 to October 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 15, with an average of 4.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tuxtla are 16.760 deg latitude, -93.113 deg longitude, and 1,972 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tuxtla contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 732 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,843 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,587 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,357 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tuxtla is covered by artificial surfaces (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (78%) and trees (14%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tuxtla, 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 Tuxtla.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tuxtla 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 Tuxtla is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tuxtla and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: General Div P A Angel H Corzo Molina (99%, 7 kilometers, west) and Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport (1.0%, 140 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .