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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Pallasca Peru

The climate in Pallasca is cool and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 65°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 70°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Pallasca for warm-weather activities are from late April to mid October and for the entire month of November.

Climate in Pallasca

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Pallasca weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Pallasca

The temperature in Pallasca varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Pallasca

Average High and Low Temperature in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 2963°FJul 2963°FJan 1865°FJan 1865°F42°F42°F46°F46°FDec 2064°FDec 2064°FFeb 2864°FFeb 2864°FJun 2063°FJun 2063°F45°F45°F46°F46°F43°F43°FNowNow
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 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 Pallasca

Average Hourly Temperature in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcool
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.

Eureka, California, United States (4,485 miles away) and Carmel Valley Village, California, United States (4,199 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pallasca (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Pallasca, 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 Pallasca begins around April 30 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around September 28. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 28 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around April 30. On February 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 12% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Pallasca

Cloud Cover Categories in PallascaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3069%Jul 3069%Feb 1412%Feb 1412%Apr 3040%Apr 3040%Sep 2841%Sep 2841%NowNowclearmostly 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. The chance of wet days in Pallasca varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from October 17 to April 29, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 20% on March 10.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from April 29 to October 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on July 18.

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 20% on March 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Pallasca

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PallascawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 1020%Mar 1020%Jul 181%Jul 181%Jan 114%Jan 114%Oct 1710%Oct 1710%Apr 2910%Apr 2910%NowNowrain
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 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. Pallasca experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 22 to April 30, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 30 to October 22. The least rain falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Pallasca

Average Monthly Rainfall in PallascarainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inMar 170.8 inMar 170.8 inJul 260.0 inJul 260.0 inNov 40.5 inNov 40.5 inApr 300.5 inApr 300.5 inNowNow
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

The length of the day in Pallasca 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 in Pallasca

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 36 minDec 2112 hr, 36 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2011 hr, 39 minJun 2011 hr, 39 minJun 20daydaynightNowNow
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 is at 5:41 AM on November 14, and the latest sunrise is 46 minutes later at 6:27 AM on July 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:59 PM on May 25, and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 6:39 PM on January 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Pallasca during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Pallasca

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 145:41 AMNov 145:41 AM6:39 PMJan 286:39 PMJan 28May 255:59 PMMay 255:59 PM6:27 AMJul 146:27 AMJul 14daynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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 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 in Pallasca

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 perceived humidity level in Pallasca, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Pallasca

Humidity Comfort Levels in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%NowNowdrydry
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 Pallasca experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from June 11 to September 11, with average wind speeds of more than 4.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from September 11 to June 11. The calmest day of the year is April 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Pallasca

Average Wind Speed in PallascawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mphAug 15.7 mphAug 15.7 mphApr 153.5 mphApr 153.5 mphJun 114.6 mphJun 114.6 mphSep 114.6 mphSep 114.6 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pallasca varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 2.7 weeks, from April 17 to May 6 and for 3.4 months, from May 25 to September 8, with a peak percentage of 62% on July 31. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 weeks, from May 6 to May 25 and for 1.4 months, from September 8 to October 21, with a peak percentage of 45% on September 25. The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from October 21 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 52% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Pallasca

Wind Direction in PallascaWENENWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorth
northeastsouthwest
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

Pallasca 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 2.2 months, from January 26 to April 1, with an average temperature above 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 23, with an average temperature of 72°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from July 21 to November 20, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is October 1, with an average temperature of 62°F.

Average Water Temperature in Pallasca

Average Water Temperature in PallascawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FFeb 2372°FFeb 2372°F62°FOct 162°FOct 1Apr 170°FApr 170°FJul 2164°FJul 2164°FNov 2064°FNov 2064°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pallasca 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 times of year to visit Pallasca for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid October and for the entire month of November, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score in Pallasca

Tourism Score in Pallascabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.43.42.72.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Pallasca for hot-weather activities is from early January to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Pallasca

Beach/Pool Score in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.20.20.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

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 Pallasca 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 Pallasca

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 199%Jul 799%Jul 7NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
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.

Growing Degree Days in Pallasca

Growing Degree Days in PallascaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°F1,800°F1,800°FJul 2790°FJul 2790°FJun 301,562°FJun 301,562°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from August 2 to October 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 5, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from February 6 to May 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is March 17, with an average of 5.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Pallasca

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PallascabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhSep 56.8 kWhSep 56.8 kWhMar 175.5 kWhMar 175.5 kWhFeb 65.7 kWhFeb 65.7 kWhMay 35.7 kWhMay 35.7 kWhNowNow
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 Pallasca are -8.250 deg latitude, -78.017 deg longitude, and 8,494 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pallasca contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 5,049 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,982 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,053 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (20,177 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pallasca is covered by shrubs (69%), cropland (13%), and sparse vegetation (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (48%) and cropland (15%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (36%) and grassland (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pallasca, 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 Pallasca.

At a distance of 122 kilometers from Pallasca, 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 Pallasca 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 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.