Average Weather in Moche Peru
In Moche, the summers are short, warm, muggy, arid, and overcast and the winters are long, comfortable, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 62°F to 78°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Moche for warm-weather activities is from mid April to early October.
The warm season lasts for 2.6 months, from January 16 to April 5, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is February 28, with an average high of 78°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from July 6 to November 6, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest day of the year is September 21, with an average low of 62°F and high of 69°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Moche, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Moche begins around April 18 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 22. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 22 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 18. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
Moche does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 7%, with an average value of 3%.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 7% on March 22.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Moche experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Moche. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The least rain falls around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Moche does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 36 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:46 AM on November 15, and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 6:31 AM on July 14. The earliest sunset is at 6:03 PM on May 25, and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 6:43 PM on January 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Moche during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 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.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
Moche experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from December 27 to April 27, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 24, with muggy conditions 76% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is October 9, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Moche experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 29 to November 25, with average wind speeds of more than 7.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.1 months, from November 25 to April 29. The calmest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Moche is from the south throughout the year.
Moche 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.3 months, from January 24 to April 3, with an average temperature above 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 72°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from July 20 to November 19, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is September 27, with an average temperature of 62°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Moche throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Moche for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid April to early October, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Moche for hot-weather activities is from early January to late April, with a peak score in the last week of February.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Moche 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
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from August 28 to December 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 15, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from March 9 to July 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 6.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 2, with an average of 5.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Moche are -8.171 deg latitude, -79.009 deg longitude, and 43 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Moche contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 351 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 52 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,528 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,183 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Moche is covered by shrubs (34%), water (17%), artificial surfaces (13%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by water (42%) and bare soil (19%), and within 50 miles by water (48%) and shrubs (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Moche, 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 Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Moche.
At a distance of 15 kilometers from Moche, 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 Moche 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.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .