CLIMATE IN THE AMAZON PERU

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

Climate of the Amazon of Peru

The climate of Puerto Maldonado is representative for the climate 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 climate of Manu".

 

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With an average temperature of 26 °C the climate 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 .

Climate in the Amazon of Peru: Puerto Maldonado, Peru

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

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Mean Maximum
Temperature
°C

1961-1990

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

1961-1990

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

1961-1990

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 climate is somewhat different as you can see from the climate data of Iquitos:

Climate in the Northern Amazon of Peru:  Iquitos, Peru

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

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Mean Maximum
Temperature
°C

1961-1990

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

1961-1990

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)

1961-1990

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