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Average Weather in Callao Peru

In Callao, the temperature typically varies from 60°F to 80°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 57°F or above 85°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from January 2 to April 5, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is February 20, with an average high of 80°F and low of 70°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.2 months, from June 11 to October 18, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is August 23, with an average low of 60°F and high of 65°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature with percentile bands, 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

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Sun

The length of the day in Callao does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 50 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:32 AM on November 19, and the latest sunrise is 57 minutes later at 6:30 AM on July 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:50 PM on May 29, and the latest sunset is 51 minutes later at 6:41 PM on January 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Callao during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

Clouds

In Callao, 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 Callao begins around April 15 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around October 23. On August 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 23 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 15. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.

Cloud Cover

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

Callao 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 1%, with an average value of 0%.

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 1% on January 25.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

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).

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.

Callao experiences very significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from December 20 to April 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 22% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 13, with muggy conditions 86% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is October 17, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

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The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Callao experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from May 6 to December 10, with average wind speeds of more than 4.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from December 10 to May 6. The calmest day of the year is March 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 Callao is from the south throughout the year.

Wind Direction

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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

Callao 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 2.8 months, from January 6 to March 31, with an average temperature above 69°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 71°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from July 16 to November 14, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is September 22, with an average temperature of 62°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line) with percentile bands, 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 3.0 months, from September 8 to December 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 2, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from May 13 to July 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 6.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 5.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Callao are -12.057 deg latitude, -77.118 deg longitude, and 49 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Callao contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 226 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 79 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (2,687 feet). Within 50 miles contains extreme variations in elevation (16,132 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Callao is covered by artificial surfaces (62%) and water (14%), within 10 miles by water (58%) and artificial surfaces (30%), and within 50 miles by water (60%) and sparse vegetation (14%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Callao, 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 Callao.

At a distance of 4 kilometers from Callao, 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 Callao 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 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 .