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Average Weather in Magdalena Peru

The climate in Magdalena is comfortable and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 49°F to 76°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 80°F.

Climate Summary

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

Temperature

The temperature in Magdalena 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 MagdalenaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJul 1472°FJul 1472°FSep 876°FSep 876°F49°F49°F52°F52°FOct 1675°FOct 1675°FJan 2872°FJan 2872°F54°F54°F54°F54°FLowHigh
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 MagdalenaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoolcoolcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Eldama Ravine, Kenya (7,849 miles away) and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (8,109 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Magdalena (view comparison).

Clouds

In Magdalena, 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 Magdalena begins around April 30 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around October 1. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 1 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around April 30. On March 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 89% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 11% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in MagdalenaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 166%Aug 166%Mar 1011%Mar 1011%Apr 3038%Apr 3038%Oct 139%Oct 139%partly cloudymostly cloudyclearovercastmostly clear
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

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Magdalena varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from October 4 to May 4, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on March 8.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from May 4 to October 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on August 7.

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 36% on March 8.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MagdalenawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 836%Mar 836%Aug 73%Aug 73%Jan 127%Jan 127%Oct 420%Oct 420%May 420%May 420%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. Magdalena experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.9 months, from September 8 to June 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 20, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from June 4 to September 8. The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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 Magdalena does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 29 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 30 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 5:44 AM on November 12, and the latest sunrise is 40 minutes later at 6:24 AM on July 18. The earliest sunset is at 6:02 PM on May 23, and the latest sunset is 34 minutes later at 6:36 PM on January 30.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in MagdalenaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 125:44 AMNov 125:44 AM6:36 PMJan 306:36 PMJan 30May 236:02 PMMay 236:02 PM6:24 AMJul 186:24 AMJul 18daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

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 Magdalena, 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 MagdalenaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Magdalena experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 11 to October 2, with average wind speeds of more than 5.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from October 2 to June 11. The calmest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in MagdalenawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mph12 mphAug 16.6 mphAug 16.6 mphMar 314.7 mphMar 314.7 mphJun 115.6 mphJun 115.6 mphOct 25.6 mphOct 25.6 mph
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 Magdalena varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 6.7 months, from March 29 to October 19, with a peak percentage of 86% on August 15. The wind is most often from the north for 5.3 months, from October 19 to March 29, with a peak percentage of 64% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in MagdalenaNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthwest
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Magdalena 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 Magdalena for general outdoor tourist activities is from early May to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Magdalenabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.06.04.34.35.55.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Magdalena for hot-weather activities is from early August to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Magdalenabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.23.21.61.6 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
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 Magdalena 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 MagdalenaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coolwarmcoldcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 MagdalenaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°F4,500°FJul 1090°FJul 1090°FSep 21900°FSep 21900°FDec 11,800°FDec 11,800°FJun 304,162°FJun 304,162°F
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 1.8 months, from August 3 to September 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is September 7, with an average of 6.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from January 20 to May 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is February 20, with an average of 5.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MagdalenabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhSep 76.4 kWhSep 76.4 kWhFeb 205.1 kWhFeb 205.1 kWhAug 36.1 kWhAug 36.1 kWhMay 35.3 kWhMay 35.3 kWh
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 Magdalena are -6.373 deg latitude, -77.900 deg longitude, and 7,339 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Magdalena contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,881 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,751 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,152 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,913 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Magdalena is covered by shrubs (86%) and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by shrubs (44%) and trees (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (52%) and shrubs (19%).

Data Sources

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

Magdalena 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 Magdalena, 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 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.

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.