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Average Weather in Curgos Peru

The climate in Curgos is comfortable and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 67°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 72°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Curgos for warm-weather activities is from early July to early October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

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

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1665°FJul 1665°FSep 867°FSep 867°F41°F41°F44°F44°FOct 1467°FOct 1467°FFeb 1365°FFeb 1365°FMay 1565°FMay 1565°F45°F45°F44°F44°F44°F44°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

Average Hourly Temperature in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
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.

Fortuna, California, United States (4,457 miles away) and Carmel Valley Village, California, United States (4,182 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Curgos (view comparison).

Clouds

In Curgos, 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 Curgos begins around May 2 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around September 26. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 26 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 2. On March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 91% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 9% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in CurgosclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3062%Jul 3062%Mar 19%Mar 19%May 235%May 235%Sep 2636%Sep 2636%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 Curgos varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.8 months, from October 9 to May 2, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on March 19.

The drier season lasts 5.2 months, from May 2 to October 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 8.

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 28% on March 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CurgoswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 1928%Mar 1928%Aug 82%Aug 82%Jan 119%Jan 119%Oct 915%Oct 915%May 215%May 215%rain
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. Curgos experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from September 26 to May 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 18, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from May 14 to September 26. The least rain falls around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in CurgosrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 inMar 181.4 inMar 181.4 inAug 20.1 inAug 20.1 inNov 41.0 inNov 41.0 inSep 260.5 inSep 260.5 inMay 140.5 inMay 140.5 in
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 Curgos does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 35 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 35 minDec 2112 hr, 35 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2011 hr, 40 minJun 2011 hr, 40 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 5:42 AM on November 15, and the latest sunrise is 44 minutes later at 6:26 AM on July 16. The earliest sunset is at 6:00 PM on May 25, and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 6:38 PM on January 28.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 155:42 AMNov 155:42 AM6:38 PMJan 286:38 PMJan 28May 256:00 PMMay 256:00 PM6:26 AMJul 166:26 AMJul 16daynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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

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 Curgos, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Curgos experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from June 6 to October 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from October 1 to June 6. The calmest day of the year is December 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in CurgoswindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphAug 27.7 mphAug 27.7 mphDec 24.1 mphDec 24.1 mphJun 65.9 mphJun 65.9 mphOct 15.9 mphOct 15.9 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 Curgos varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 7.0 months, from March 18 to October 17, with a peak percentage of 79% on July 31. The wind is most often from the north for 5.0 months, from October 17 to March 18, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in CurgosNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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

Curgos 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 22 to November 20, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is October 3, with an average temperature of 62°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in CurgoswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FFeb 2372°FFeb 2372°F62°FOct 362°FOct 3Apr 170°FApr 170°FJul 2264°FJul 2264°FNov 2064°FNov 2064°FNowNow
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 Curgos 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 Curgos for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to early October, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Curgosbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.04.02.52.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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 times of year to visit Curgos for hot-weather activities are from early September to early October and for the entire month of November, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.50.50.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Curgos 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Curgosgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Jul 2490%Jul 2490%Jun 2590%Jun 25Jan 8100%Jan 8100%NowNowvery 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

Growing Degree Days in CurgosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 2390°FJul 2390°FJun 301,664°FJun 301,664°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 1 to October 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 5, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from February 5 to May 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is March 18, with an average of 5.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in CurgosbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhSep 56.7 kWhSep 56.7 kWhMar 185.3 kWhMar 185.3 kWhFeb 55.6 kWhFeb 55.6 kWhMay 45.6 kWhMay 45.6 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 Curgos are -7.860 deg latitude, -77.943 deg longitude, and 10,617 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Curgos contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,661 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10,455 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,835 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,635 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Curgos is covered by cropland (36%), shrubs (34%), grassland (17%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (48%) and shrubs (29%), and within 50 miles by grassland (37%) and shrubs (34%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Curgos, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Curgos is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Curgos, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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.