This report describes the typical weather at the Subteniente FAP Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (Cusco, Peru) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1987 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Cusco has a mild temperate climate with dry winters and warm summers. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (86%), shrublands (5%), and croplands (5%).
The month of November is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 69°F throughout the month, exceeding 74°F or dropping below 64°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is November 1 with 12:37 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 30 with 12:52 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:10am on November 20; the latest sunset is at 6:03pm on November 30; the latest sunrise is at 5:13am on November 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:50pm on November 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 52% (partly cloudy) to 59% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 36% of the time, partly cloudy 26% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 36% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around November 30, occurring in 60% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 46% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, light rain, thunderstorms, and drizzle.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 36% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 22% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 19% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 11% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 33% (comfortable) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 20% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 39% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 30, rising above 83% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical November, the dew point typically varies from 35°F (dry) to 46°F (dry) and is rarely below 28°F (dry) or above 48°F (dry).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).