Apr 17, 2009, 9:49 AM
Post #15 of 17
Jerezano is right, Online temps and elevations are often inaccurate depending on where the readings are taken. The readings are made at the airport here in Cuernavaca which is about 25 miles south of town at a much lower elevation. The high temps reported are usually at least 10 or 15º C. higher and the low temps are usually at least 10 or 15º C. lower than the actual temps in town here.
The elevation of Cuernavaca is generally reported as being 5000 feet above sea level, but that is an average. Cuernavaca is located on the lower slope of the beginning of the mountain that rises on the way to México City. According to Google Earth, our house in the northern part of the city is at an elevation of 6200 feet.
There are four distinct climate zones in one city here, lower and warmer in the south, and higher and cooler in the north. The different climates here are a good reason to rent until you decide that you like the climate in your colonia. We lived for a year in the lower southern part of the city, it was a little too warm in the summer there for us. We then lived for another year in a more central place, the climate was nice there, but we were near a go-cart track and the house was always dusty. If we had known that a Wal-Mart Super Center was going to be built on the site of the go-cart track, maybe we would have stayed there.
It is a little cooler in the winter than we like where we now live and we are considering moving again, although the higher elevation here doesn't bother either one of us. My wife is from México City which is at an average elevation of 7200 feet so it definitely does not affect her at this lower elevation. We have relatives that live in Cholula and the elevation doesn't affect either one of us there either.
The spring and summer temps are great where we now live, we have been enjoying average temps of about 25º C. day and night lately according to my Weather Channel indoor-outdoor electronic thermometer. We are leaving the doors open day and night now until we go to bed for the convenience of the dogs. It's short sleeved shirt weather now, but no short pants are needed. (I'm not overweight and I do have good looking legs though.)
The down comforter came off the bed a couple of months ago, and the regular blanket came off the bed a month ago, and so did the dog's jackets, they also got their summer haircuts. Our vet makes house calls, so he picks them up, gives them their baths and haircuts, and brings them both home for only 350 Pesos (US$26.83) That's less than $14 Bucks per dog for door to door service.
Sorry for wandering around with this post. Life is good here, and the climate is perfect in “The city of eternal spring.”
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