Annual average weather for Playa Matapalo, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica

Annual Temperature for Playa Matapalo

The hottest month in Playa Matapalo is March when the average maximum temperature is 33°, average temperature is 29° and average minimum temperature is 24°.

The coolest month in Playa Matapalo is January when the average maximum temperature is 32°, average temperature is 27° and average minimum temperature is 23°.

Annual Sunshine for Playa Matapalo

The longest days in Playa Matapalo are in June, with an average of 12.6 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 11.6 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Playa Matapalo are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover. October has the least sunshine with an average of 3.9 hours of sunshine per day, making it not a particularly sunny month.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in March when it reaches 15.2 and lowest in December when it reaches 11.1.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Playa Matapalo

The warmest sea water temperatures in Playa Matapalo are found in March when they peak at 29° and lowest in October when they dip to 27°.

The sea is excellent for swimming all year round as the water temperature is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Annual Rainfall for Playa Matapalo

The wettest month in Playa Matapalo is May with 5.6cm of rain and September has the most days of rain with 18.3 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Playa Matapalo is January with 0cm of rain and February has the fewest days of rain with 1.5 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Playa Matapalo

The most humid month in Playa Matapalo is June with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 25° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

The least humid month in Playa Matapalo is February with a dew point of 23° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.

Annual Wind Speed for Playa Matapalo

The most windy month in Playa Matapalo is March when the average maximum windspeed is 26kmh and the average wind speed is 9kmh.

The least windy month in Playa Matapalo is September when the average maximum windspeed is 16kmh and the average wind speed is 4kmh.

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