The area within 2 miles of Maracaibo is covered by grassland (76%) and water (14%), within 10 miles by water (41%) and grassland (37%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and grassland (21%). For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Maracaibo according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! Our next post is on Catatumbo lightning to add to our series on peculiar weather phenomenon. Travel weather and climate description. Don't just look at the lake from the park shore in Maracaibo. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site. Weather warnings issued. The least rain falls around January 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 11, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches. The first option will be automatically selected. It is sometimes considered a lake rather than a bay or lagoon. On September 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 87% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 13% of the time. This place is just above a swampy patch of Northwestern Venezuela, where the river Catatumbo meets with lake Maracaibo. 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. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Maracaibo for general outdoor tourist activities is from late December to early March, with a peak score in the third week of January. Historical or past weather forecast page provides historical weather forecast from 1 st July, 2008 till now in 3 hourly interval. The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from December 27 to March 13. Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk. The temperature in Maracaibo varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons. The average hourly wind speed in Maracaibo experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year. The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year. The perceived humidity level in Maracaibo, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 99% throughout. The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: La Chinita Internacional (95%, 17 kilometers, southwest) and Mene Grande (5%, 120 kilometers, southeast). This data on the average monthly surface water temperature on the Lake Maracaibo coast in September. On a good night, one lake in Venezuela hosts thousands of lightning strikes every hour. 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. We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. The earliest sunrise is at 6:23 AM on May 29, and the latest sunrise is 47 minutes later at 7:09 AM on January 26. The darker period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from September 12 to November 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.7 kWh. See Hour-by-hour Forecast for upcoming weather. 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. Maracaibo is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). The brightest day of the year is March 17, with an average of 6.6 kWh. This is a high average and there are highs of 40-plus (°C) and lows of less than 20°C / 68°F.