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Average Weather on December 8 in Paracas Peru

On December 8, the temperature in Paracas typically ranges from 63°F to 74°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 77°F.

For reference, on February 14, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Paracas typically range from 69°F to 81°F, while on August 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 56°F to 66°F.

The coolest time of the day is from 11:15 PM to 7:30 AM, with the coldest at 5:15 AM, at which time the temperature is below 65°F three days out of four, and below 66°F nine days out of ten.

The warmest time of the day is from 11:45 AM to 5:00 PM, with the hottest at 2:45 PM, at which time the temperature is above 72°F three days out of four, and above 70°F nine days out of ten.

The day has gained half its heat by 9:00 AM and lost it again by 6:30 PM.

Average Temperature on December 8

Average Temperature on December 8 in Paracasnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM60°F62°F64°F66°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F78°F2:45 PM74°F2:45 PM74°F63°F5:15 AM63°F5:15 AM65°F11:15 PM65°F11:15 PM65°F7:30 AM65°F7:30 AM11:45 AM71°F11:45 AM71°F5:00 PM71°F5:00 PM71°FNowNow
The hourly average temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the hourly average perceived temperature. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the range of temperatures experienced on December 8 throughout the historical record. The horizontal axis is the time of day and the colored stacked areas indicate the percentage of hours spent in various temperature bands.

Temperature Bands on December 8

Temperature Bands on December 8 in Paracasnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowcoolcomfortablewarm
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

San Bartolomé, Spain (5,126 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Paracas (view comparison).

Compared to December 8 (excluding 30 days before and after), April 27 has the most similar daily average high and low temperatures.

Clouds

The average percentage of the sky covered by clouds in Paracas on December 8 varies over the course of the day.

The cloudiest time of day is around 2:30 AM, at which time the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%.

The clearest time of day is around 1:30 PM, at which time the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions is 54%.

For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.

Cloud Cover Categories on December 8

Cloud Cover Categories on December 8 in Paracasnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%2:30 AM26%2:30 AM26%1:30 PM54%1:30 PM54%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Precipitation

Precipitation of any form is extremely unlikely on December 8.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of precipitation is 1% on October 19, and its lowest chance is -0% on July 10.

For those 0% of years with precipitation on December 8, the chart below shows when throughout the day that precipitation is more or less likely to occur, excluding hourly accumulations of less than 0.01 inches. If precipitation were equally likely throughout the day, all hours would report 4.2% (100% divided by 24 hours).

Precipitation is most likely between 3 AM and 4 AM, and least likely between 9 AM and 10 AM.

Hourly Share of Precipitation on December 8

Hourly Share of Precipitation on December 8 in Paracas nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%2%4%6%8%10%12%4.2%4.2%3 AM12.3%3 AM12.3%9 AM0.0%9 AM0.0%NowNowrain
The share of the day's precipitation attributable to each hour of the day, excluding trace quantities, and color-coded as rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell during the same hour). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Sun

In Paracas on Sunday, December 8, 2019, the Sun rises at 5:29 AM and sets 12 hours, 55 minutes later, at 6:24 PM. Solar noon is at 11:56 AM.

For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:35 AM and sets 12 hours, 57 minutes later, at 6:32 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:27 AM and sets 11 hours, 18 minutes later, at 5:46 PM.

Civil twilight, the period before the Sun has risen or after the Sun has set during which time it is possible to engage in most outdoor activities without artificial lighting, begins and ends 23 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 5:05 AM and 6:47 PM respectively.

Nautical twilight, during which time it is possible to clearly discern the horizon (e.g., for navigational purposes), begins and ends 51 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:38 AM and 7:15 PM respectively.

Astronomical twilight, outside of which it is possible to make the most sensitive of astronomical observations, begins and ends 1 hour, 19 minutes before sunrise and after sunset, at 4:10 AM and 7:43 PM respectively.

Solar Elevation on December 8, 2019

Solar Elevation on December 8, 2019 in Paracasnightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM-80 deg-60 deg-40 deg-20 deg0 deg20 deg40 deg60 deg80 deg100 degsolar noon11:56 AMsolar noon11:56 AMrise5:29 AMrise5:29 AMset6:24 PMset6:24 PMwinter solsticewinter solsticeNowNow
Elevation of the center of the Sun above (positive) or below (negative) the horizon (black line). Yellow and gray fills indicate day and night, respectively. Light gray lines are the corresponding curves for the winter and summer solstices. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

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 of muggy, oppressive, or miserable conditions in Paracas on December 8 varies over the course of the day, with an average daily chance of 15%.

The muggiest time of day on December 8 is around 1:30 PM, with muggy conditions 36% of the time.

The least muggy time of day is around 3:30 AM, with muggy conditions 3% of the time.

For reference, on February 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 72% of the time, while on September 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels on December 8

Humidity Comfort Levels on December 8 in Paracas nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%3:30 AM3%3:30 AM3%1:30 PM36%1:30 PM36%muggyhumidcomfortable
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. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

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 Paracas on December 8 varies throughout the day, with a daily average of 10.5 miles per hour.

The windiest time of day is around 2:30 PM, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour, mostly staying between 11.4 miles per hour and 13.6 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 10.3 miles per hour or exceeding 14.8 miles per hour.

The calmest time of day is around 5:15 AM, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour, mostly staying between 7.0 miles per hour and 9.3 miles per hour, and rarely falling below 5.8 miles per hour or exceeding 10.5 miles per hour.

For reference, on August 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.8 miles per hour, while on February 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour.

Wind Speed on December 8

Wind Speed on December 8 in Paracas nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph2:30 PM12.5 mph2:30 PM12.5 mph8.2 mph5:15 AM8.2 mph5:15 AMNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Over the entire course of December 8 in Paracas, the hourly average wind direction, in order of prevalence, is from the south (98%), west (2%), east (0%), and north (0%).

Wind Direction on December 8

Wind Direction on December 8 in Paracas nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouth
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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). Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Water Temperature

Paracas 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 does not change appreciably over the course of the day, so this section does not include a chart.

The average surface water temperature on December 8 in Paracas is 66°F, mostly staying between 65°F and 66°F, and rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 68°F.

For reference, the year's highest average is 71°F on February 20, and its lowest average is 61°F on September 18.

Shortwave Solar Power

This section discusses the incident shortwave solar power 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 peak incident shortwave solar power per square meter is 0.97 kilowatts at around 12:00 PM.

In contrast, the corresponding value on November 13, the brightest day of the year, is 1.01 kilowatts at around 11:00 AM. The corresponding value on June 21, the darkest day of the year, is 0.80 kilowatts at around 11:00 AM.

Shortwave Solar Power on December 8

Shortwave Solar Power on December 8 in Paracas nightdaynight12 AM3 AM6 AM9 AM12 PM3 PM6 PM9 PM12 AM0.0 kW0.5 kW1.0 kW1.5 kW2.0 kW12:00 PM0.97 kW12:00 PM0.97 kWNowNow
Average incident shortwave solar power reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. Light gray lines are the corresponding curves for the days with the minimum and maximum average total solar energy reaching the ground. Civil twilight and night are indicated by shaded overlays.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Paracas are -13.867 deg latitude, -76.267 deg longitude, and 82 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Paracas contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 367 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 72 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,660 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,650 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Paracas is covered by bare soil (76%) and water (23%), within 10 miles by bare soil (61%) and water (37%), and within 50 miles by water (56%) and bare soil (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Paracas, 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, Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Paracas.

At a distance of 14 kilometers from Paracas, 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 Paracas 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.

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 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.

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