February Weather in Lima Peru
Daily high temperatures are around 80°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 85°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 81°F on February 19.
Daily low temperatures are around 69°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 72°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 69°F on February 16.
For reference, on February 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lima typically range from 69°F to 81°F, while on August 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 66°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February in Lima
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on February. 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 February in Lima
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The month of February in Lima experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 79% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80% on February 20.
The clearest day of the month is February 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 23% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February in Lima
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lima, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 1% on October 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 6.
Probability of Precipitation in February in Lima
Over the course of February in Lima, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 17 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 37 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 28, with 12 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 1, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Lima
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lima is 6:02 AM on February 1 and the latest sunrise is 7 minutes later at 6:10 AM on February 28.
The latest sunset is 6:40 PM on February 1 and the earliest sunset is 9 minutes earlier at 6:30 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Lima during 2023.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:41 AM and sets 12 hours, 50 minutes later, at 6:31 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:27 AM and sets 11 hours, 25 minutes later, at 5:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Lima
The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.
Solar Elevation and Azimuth in February in Lima
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2023. 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 February in Lima
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 Lima is gradually increasing during February, rising from 65% to 67% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during February is 69% on February 13.
For reference, on February 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 69% of the time, while on September 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Lima
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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 Lima is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on September 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.6 miles per hour, while on March 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February in Lima
The hourly average wind direction in Lima throughout February is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 97% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February in Lima
Lima 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 Lima is essentially constant during February, remaining around 71°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during February is 71°F on February 23.
Average Water Temperature in February in Lima
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 Lima 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 February in Lima
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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 Lima are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 630°F, from 3,406°F to 4,036°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February in Lima
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 Lima is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.2 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Lima
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lima are -12.043 deg latitude, -77.028 deg longitude, and 499 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lima contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 536 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,367 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (16,483 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lima is covered by artificial surfaces (89%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (54%) and water (19%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and sparse vegetation (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lima, 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 is only a single weather station, Jorge Chávez International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Lima.
At a distance of 10 kilometers from Lima, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Lima according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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 .
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