WEATHER IN THE AMAZON PERU

 

WEATHER IN THE AMAZON OF PERU: INFO ON WEATHER & SEASONS. Graphs: hours of sunshine, overcast, rainfall, temperatures, etc.

Weather of the Amazon of Peru

The weather of Puerto Maldonado is representative for the weather of the Amazon of Peru in de south, including for the lowlands of Manu National Park. However, as the Park ranges from 4000+m to about 200m, one cannot really speak about "the weather of Manu".

 

With an average temperature of 26 C the weather of the lowlands is hot and humid,  with August and September being the hottest. Annual precipitation exceeds 1,000 mm, with the rainiest season lasts from October to April. An interesting phenomenon, the surazo or friaje is a south-polar wind coming in from the mountains in the south, when temperature may  drop to below 10 C .

 

Weather in the Amazon of Peru: Puerto Maldonado, Peru 1961-1990

Location of weather station : 12.6 S, 69.2 W, altitude : 256 m

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Mean Maximum
Temperature C

30.9

30.7

31.0

30.7

29.8

29.0

29.6

31.2

32.0

32.0

31.6

31.1

Mean Minimum
Temperature C

21.4

21.2

20.9

20.3

18.8

17.4

16.8

17.8

18.8

20.4

21.1

21.3

Rainfall Amount mm

342.6

333.4

274.9

154.2

105.5

57.6

56.8

63.3

98.1

164.4

236.9

279.3

 

In Northern Peru, the weather is somewhat different as you can see from the weather data of Iquitos:

weather in the Northern Amazon of Peru:  Iquitos, Peru 1961-1990

Location of weather station : 3.7 S, 73.2 W, altitude : 126 m

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Mean Maximum
Temperature C

31.6

31.7

31.9

31.0

30.6

30.4

30.9

31.6

32.1

31.9

31.9

31.7

Mean Minimum
Temperature C

22.1

22.0

22.1

22.1

21.9

21.3

20.8

21.1

21.4

21.8

22.1

23.2

Rainfall Amount (mm)

279.0

226.7

279.0

309.8

273.7

190.1

181.9

164.6

189.0

241.9

260.2

282.4

 

The weather of the Amazon of Peru varies greatly with elevation, the distance from the equator and how far east of the Andes one is located.

 

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While it is one of the wettest regions on earth, most days also several hours of sunshine occur.

 

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