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Altar (O'odham: Wawuk) is small city and municipal seat of Altar Municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. It is located in the northwest region of the state at 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W / 30.71361; -111.83528.

Altar
Altar is located in Sonora
Altar
Altar
Location in Mexico
Altar is located in Mexico
Altar
Altar
Altar (Mexico)
Coordinates: 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W / 30.71361; -111.83528Coordinates: 30°42′49″N 111°50′07″W / 30.71361°N 111.83528°W / 30.71361; -111.83528
Country Mexico
StateSonora
MunicipalityAltar Municipality
Founded1775
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total7,927
Time zoneUTC-7 (Pacific (US Mountain))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (No DST)

The town of Altar is situated on the important Mexicali to Hermosillo Highway (Federal Highway 2). Most of the roads leading into the desert are not paved.

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ClimateEdit

Climate data for Altar, Sonora (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.0
(91.4)
36.8
(98.2)
39.5
(103.1)
43.0
(109.4)
46.6
(115.9)
47.8
(118.0)
47.8
(118.0)
47.2
(117.0)
45.6
(114.1)
45.5
(113.9)
46.5
(115.7)
40.5
(104.9)
47.8
(118.0)
Average high °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
24.1
(75.4)
26.6
(79.9)
31.0
(87.8)
35.7
(96.3)
40.5
(104.9)
40.4
(104.7)
39.3
(102.7)
37.8
(100.0)
32.8
(91.0)
26.4
(79.5)
21.5
(70.7)
31.5
(88.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
14.5
(58.1)
17.0
(62.6)
20.5
(68.9)
25.1
(77.2)
30.0
(86.0)
32.1
(89.8)
31.3
(88.3)
29.1
(84.4)
23.4
(74.1)
17.2
(63.0)
12.8
(55.0)
22.1
(71.8)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
5.0
(41.0)
7.3
(45.1)
10.2
(50.4)
14.4
(57.9)
19.5
(67.1)
23.8
(74.8)
23.3
(73.9)
20.4
(68.7)
14.0
(57.2)
7.9
(46.2)
4.2
(39.6)
12.8
(55.0)
Record low °C (°F) −10.0
(14.0)
−7.0
(19.4)
−6.0
(21.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.0
(35.6)
4.0
(39.2)
10.0
(50.0)
12.0
(53.6)
7.0
(44.6)
0.0
(32.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
−8.0
(17.6)
−10.0
(14.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.6
(0.89)
20.1
(0.79)
18.5
(0.73)
6.0
(0.24)
5.0
(0.20)
7.4
(0.29)
70.1
(2.76)
82.6
(3.25)
30.8
(1.21)
23.9
(0.94)
10.0
(0.39)
29.6
(1.17)
326.6
(12.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.1 2.1 2.5 1.0 0.4 0.9 6.3 6.4 3.5 2.0 1.6 3.1 32.9
Average relative humidity (%) 64 62 57 50 47 43 52 58 55 56 61 68 56
Mean monthly sunshine hours 237 227 300 326 369 369 333 290 301 296 253 232 3,533
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (humidity 1981–2000)[1][2][3]
Source #2: Deutscher Wetterdienst (sun, 1961–1990)[4][a]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estado de Sonora-Estacion: Altar (Obs)". Normales Climatologicas 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Altar (Obs) 1961–2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1981–2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Station 76113: Altar". Global station data 1961–1990—Sunshine Duration. Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Station ID for Altar is 76113 Use this station ID to locate the sunshine duration

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