Average Weather in December in Iquitos Peru
In Iquitos, the month of December is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 88°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 92°F or dropping below 83°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 75°F.
For reference, on October 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Iquitos typically range from 73°F to 89°F, while on July 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 71°F to 86°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. 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 December
The month of December in Iquitos experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 80% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 19, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 20% of the time.
For reference, on March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 84%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Iquitos, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 54% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 60% on March 23, and its lowest chance is 34% on July 30.
Probability of Precipitation in December
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 December in Iquitos is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 8.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 14.9 inches or falls below 3.3 inches, and ending the month at 9.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 17.3 inches or falls below 3.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Iquitos, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 1, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Iquitos is 5:32 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 14 minutes later at 5:46 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:51 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 14 minutes later at 6:06 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Iquitos during 2017.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:40 AM and sets 12 hours, 21 minutes later, at 6:01 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:57 AM and sets 11 hours, 54 minutes later, at 5:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
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 Iquitos is essentially constant during December, remaining around 100% throughout.
For reference, on February 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on July 20, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 97% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
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 Iquitos is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.0 miles per hour, while on March 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 0.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
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 Iquitos is essentially constant during December, remaining around 4.8 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 4.8 kWh on December 4.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Iquitos are -3.749 deg latitude, -73.254 deg longitude, and 285 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Iquitos contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 112 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 295 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (279 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (410 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Iquitos is covered by shrubs (44%), water (29%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by trees (66%) and water (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (93%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Iquitos year round, 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, Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Iquitos.
At a distance of 7 kilometers from Iquitos, 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 Iquitos 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.