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Climate in Santa Cruz
(Bolivia)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 16 measuring weather stations in Santa Cruz.
Weather stations at an altitude above 990m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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The climate is very warm with an annual average of 31 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sultry months. It is yearlong warm or hot. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from May to September. The most rain days occur from from December to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Santa Cruz
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 8 hours per day, August is the sunniest month in the region of Santa Cruz. In May the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Santa Cruz
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in July the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Santa Cruz
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.7 mm, the least rain falls in July. February, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Santa Cruz
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 79%, January is the most uncomfortable. In September, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Santa Cruz
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is exceeded throughout the year in Santa Cruz.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Santa Cruz
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Santa Cruz

Most important cities in the region »Santa Cruz«

The region has a west-east extension of about 720 km and over 560 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Santa Cruz de la Sierra1,640,61517° 47' 11"S63° 10' 52"W
Montero88,61617° 20' 19"S63° 15' 2"W
Camiri27,96120° 2' 19"S63° 31' 6"W
San Ignacio de Velasco23,56916° 22' 0"S60° 57' 0"W
Warnes22,03617° 30' 59"S63° 10' 4"W
Cotoca18,34717° 49' 0"S63° 2' 60"W
Villa Yapacaní18,18717° 23' 60"S63° 49' 60"W
Santiago del Torno15,54317° 59' 12"S63° 22' 52"W
Ascensión14,42915° 41' 60"S63° 4' 60"W
Mineros14,38517° 7' 8"S63° 13' 52"W
Portachuelo11,48517° 21' 6"S63° 23' 34"W
Puerto Quijarro10,39217° 46' 60"S57° 46' 0"W
Roboré9,88218° 19' 60"S59° 45' 0"W
Pailón9,30417° 38' 60"S62° 45' 0"W
Vallegrande8,42218° 29' 21"S64° 6' 22"W
San Julian7,70617° 46' 60"S62° 52' 0"W
Concepción6,90016° 25' 60"S60° 53' 60"W
San Matías6,35216° 22' 0"S58° 23' 60"W
La Bélgica5,50117° 33' 0"S63° 13' 0"W
Santa Rosa del Sara5,25117° 6' 33"S63° 35' 43"W
Okinawa Número Uno4,94417° 13' 60"S62° 49' 0"W
Comarapa4,44517° 54' 55"S64° 31' 54"W
Mairana4,29818° 7' 9"S63° 57' 35"W
Buena Vista4,28217° 27' 24"S63° 39' 32"W
San Carlos4,18017° 23' 60"S63° 45' 0"W
Jorochito4,01318° 3' 19"S63° 25' 42"W
San Juan del Surutú3,70717° 28' 60"S63° 42' 0"W
Limoncito3,62218° 1' 52"S63° 24' 19"W
Samaipata3,50018° 10' 48"S63° 52' 32"W
Urubichá3,26715° 23' 34"S62° 56' 48"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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