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Average Weather in January in Chicama Peru

Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 75°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 81°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 66°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 71°F.

For reference, on March 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Chicama typically range from 69°F to 78°F, while on September 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 61°F to 70°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January

Average High and Low Temperature in January in Chicama18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313160°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°FDecFebJan 175°FJan 175°F66°F66°FJan 3177°FJan 3177°F68°F68°FJan 1176°FJan 1176°F67°F67°FJan 2177°FJan 2177°F67°F67°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in January

Average Hourly Temperature in January in Chicama18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Dakhla, Western Sahara (4,790 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Chicama (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of January in Chicama experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 65% to 75%.

The clearest day of the month is January 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 35% of the time.

For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 77%, while on August 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January

Cloud Cover Categories in January in Chicama1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebJan 135%Jan 135%Jan 3125%Jan 3125%Jan 1133%Jan 1133%Jan 2128%Jan 2128%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Chicama, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 9%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 11% on March 25, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 22.

Probability of Precipitation in January

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Chicama is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of January in Chicama, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is January 31, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 1, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Chicama is 6:03 AM on January 1 and the latest sunrise is 13 minutes later at 6:16 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:37 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 6 minutes later at 6:43 PM on January 29.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Chicama during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:57 AM and sets 12 hours, 35 minutes later, at 6:32 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:28 AM and sets 11 hours, 40 minutes later, at 6:08 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January

The solar day over the course of January. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January

Moon in Chicama18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebDec 1411:17 AMDec 1411:17 AMDec 2910:29 PMDec 2910:29 PMJan 1312:01 AMJan 1312:01 AMJan 282:17 PMJan 282:17 PMFeb 112:06 PMFeb 112:06 PMFeb 273:18 AMFeb 273:18 AM5:44 AM5:44 AM6:44 PM6:44 PM6:25 PM6:25 PM6:22 AM6:22 AM5:28 AM5:28 AM6:28 PM6:28 PM6:56 PM6:56 PM6:59 AM6:59 AM6:09 AM6:09 AM6:56 PM6:56 PM6:26 PM6:26 PM6:37 AM6:37 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Chicama is very rapidly increasing during January, rising from 22% to 55% over the course of the month.

For reference, on February 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 72% of the time, while on October 8, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in January

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in Chicama1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%DecFebJan 122%Jan 122%Jan 3155%Jan 3155%Jan 1129%Jan 1129%Jan 2141%Jan 2141%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortableoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Chicama is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.8 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on August 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour, while on March 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in January

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Chicama throughout January is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 94% on January 1.

Wind Direction in January

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Chicama is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Chicama is gradually increasing during January, rising by 3°F, from 68°F to 71°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in January

Average Water Temperature in January in Chicama18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313162°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°FDecFebJan 168°FJan 168°FJan 3171°FJan 3171°FJan 1169°FJan 1169°FJan 2170°FJan 2170°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Chicama are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Chicama1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFeb100%Jan 16100%Jan 16coolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Chicama are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 639°F, from 2,905°F to 3,544°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in January

Growing Degree Days in January in Chicama1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312,600°F2,600°F2,800°F2,800°F3,000°F3,000°F3,200°F3,200°F3,400°F3,400°F3,600°F3,600°F3,800°F3,800°F4,000°F4,000°FDecFebJan 12,905°FJan 12,905°FJan 313,544°FJan 313,544°FJan 113,110°FJan 113,110°FJan 213,325°FJan 213,325°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Chicama is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.4 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Chicama1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhDecFebJan 16.5 kWhJan 16.5 kWhJan 316.2 kWhJan 316.2 kWhJan 116.5 kWhJan 116.5 kWhJan 216.4 kWhJan 216.4 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chicama are -7.845 deg latitude, -79.147 deg longitude, and 430 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Chicama contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 427 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 444 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,081 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,134 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Chicama is covered by bare soil (36%), shrubs (27%), sparse vegetation (13%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by shrubs (30%) and sparse vegetation (24%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and shrubs (17%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Chicama, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Chicama.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Chicama according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Chicama is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Chicama and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (92%, 27 kilometers, south) and Cap. FAP José A. Quiñones Gonzáles International Airport (8%, 140 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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