Much like the rest of the southwest, the climate in Penasco
is characterized by average temps in the 50-100 degree range, depending on season,
and is marked by seasonal storms and high-weather seasons.
The Sonoran region in general - being a desert situated next to an ocean/source of humidity, yet pockmarked with
areas of high elevation change - is characterized by temperature swings that can make the nights
unseasonably cold compared to the day's blistering heat.
From January to May - 'Spring' - you can expect an average of 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
From May to August - 'Summer' - you can expect 80 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer days can be uncomfortably
hot as the humid air and heat combine into a sweltering climate.
From August to Dec - 'Fall/Winter' - you can expect 60-75 an average degrees Fahrenheit, with rain more likely during this
stretch of the year.
The Sonoran region's summer rains are typically short and heavy - 'monsoons' that can wash out desert roads and uproot trees.
Winter rains tend to be longer, lighter, more widespread and less dangerous.
Weather Links for Puerto Penasco
- CEDO has their own live weather station set up on their roof,
providing real-time temperature, humidity, barometer, windspeed and direction. Pretty neat!
- Weather Underground
Weather Underground - The basics, plus windspeeds and a 7 day forecast.
- CNN.com - Weather
Contains the basics, plus a 5 day forecast and satellite view, sunrise/sunset.
- Weather.com Doppler Radar
1800 mile southwest doppler radar view.
- Weather.com satellite Photos
Weather.com Puerto Penasco info, w./ satellite map-in-motion.
- USA Today
USA Today's outlook, contains the basics.
- Puerto Penasco Tide Tables
Lowtide/Hightide measurements and times, courtesy of Univ. So. Carolina
- El Nino/La Nina Information
Info on the El Nino/La Nina phenomenon from NOAA. Check out their forecasts.
- Weatherbase - Temperature averages for Puerto-Penasco.com
Average temp info for Puerto FahrenheitFarenheight and celcius.