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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Chachapoyas Peru

The climate in Chachapoyas is comfortable and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 74°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 78°F.

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

Climate in Chachapoyas

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

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

Average High and Low Temperature in Chachapoyas

Average High and Low Temperature in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1270°FJul 1270°FSep 2174°FSep 2174°F48°F48°F52°F52°FJan 2670°FJan 2670°F50°F50°F52°F52°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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 71°F70°F70°F70°F70°F70°F71°F72°F74°F73°F72°F71°F
Temp. 60°F60°F60°F59°F59°F58°F58°F60°F61°F61°F61°F61°F
Low 52°F52°F52°F52°F51°F49°F48°F49°F51°F52°F52°F52°F

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 Chachapoyas

Average Hourly Temperature in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecoolcool
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.

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In Chachapoyas, 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 Chachapoyas begins around April 29 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around September 29.

The clearest month of the year in Chachapoyas is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 29 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around April 29.

The cloudiest month of the year in Chachapoyas is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Chachapoyas

Cloud Cover Categories in ChachapoyasclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3165%Jul 3165%Mar 911%Mar 911%Apr 2938%Apr 2938%Sep 2938%Sep 2938%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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 84%88%87%73%56%46%38%40%55%69%78%81%
Clearer 16%12%13%27%44%54%62%60%45%31%22%19%

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

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from October 2 to May 3, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Chachapoyas is March, with an average of 10.7 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from May 3 to October 2. The month with the fewest wet days in Chachapoyas is August, with an average of 1.6 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Chachapoyas is March, with an average of 10.7 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 36% on March 7.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Chachapoyas

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ChachapoyaswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 736%Mar 736%Aug 64%Aug 64%Oct 220%Oct 220%May 320%May 320%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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 8.7d9.3d10.7d8.2d4.8d2.6d1.6d1.6d3.8d7.5d7.6d7.8d

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. Chachapoyas experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from September 6 to June 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Chachapoyas is March, with an average rainfall of 2.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 8 to September 6. The month with the least rain in Chachapoyas is August, with an average rainfall of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Chachapoyas

Average Monthly Rainfall in ChachapoyasrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inMar 192.3 inMar 192.3 inJul 290.2 inJul 290.2 inNov 31.8 inNov 31.8 inSep 60.5 inSep 60.5 inJun 80.5 inJun 80.5 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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 2.1″2.2″2.3″2.0″0.9″0.4″0.2″0.2″0.7″1.6″1.7″1.6″

The length of the day in Chachapoyas does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 29 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2024, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Chachapoyas

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 29 minDec 2112 hr, 29 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 1912 hr, 7 minMar 1911 hr, 46 minJun 2011 hr, 46 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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 12.4h12.3h12.1h12.0h11.8h11.8h11.8h11.9h12.1h12.2h12.4h12.5h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:44 AM on November 13, and the latest sunrise is 40 minutes later at 6:23 AM on July 16. The earliest sunset is at 6:02 PM on May 22, and the latest sunset is 34 minutes later at 6:36 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Chachapoyas during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Chachapoyas

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 135:44 AMNov 135:44 AM6:36 PMJan 316:36 PMJan 31May 226:02 PMMay 226:02 PM6:23 AMJul 166:23 AMJul 16daynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Chachapoyas

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00001010101020202020303030304040404050505050606060607070708080000010101010202020203030303040404040505050506060606070707080NowNow
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 Chachapoyas

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.

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 Chachapoyas, 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 Chachapoyas

Humidity Comfort Levels in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 20%Jul 20%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 Chachapoyas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 9 to October 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.9 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Chachapoyas is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from October 1 to June 9. The calmest month of the year in Chachapoyas is March, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Chachapoyas

Average Wind Speed in ChachapoyaswindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJul 316.9 mphJul 316.9 mphMar 304.9 mphMar 304.9 mphJun 95.9 mphJun 95.9 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 5.35.15.05.05.36.16.76.86.35.55.15.2

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

The wind is most often from the east for 6.7 months, from March 27 to October 18, with a peak percentage of 87% on August 13. The wind is most often from the north for 5.3 months, from October 18 to March 27, with a peak percentage of 65% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Chachapoyas

Wind Direction in ChachapoyasNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthwest
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).

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

Tourism Score in Chachapoyas

Tourism Score in Chachapoyasbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.65.64.14.15.15.1NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Chachapoyas for hot-weather activities is from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Beach/Pool Score in Chachapoyas

Beach/Pool Score in Chachapoyasbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.72.71.21.2NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/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.

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 Chachapoyas 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 Chachapoyas

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 2100%Jul 2NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Chachapoyas

Growing Degree Days in ChachapoyasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FJul 1290°FJul 1290°FOct 2900°FOct 2900°FDec 231,800°FDec 231,800°FJun 303,611°FJun 303,611°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 2 to September 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Chachapoyas is September, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from January 20 to May 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.3 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Chachapoyas is March, with an average of 5.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Chachapoyas

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ChachapoyasbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhSep 66.3 kWhSep 66.3 kWhMar 145.1 kWhMar 145.1 kWhJan 205.3 kWhJan 205.3 kWhMay 275.3 kWhMay 275.3 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 5.35.15.15.25.35.45.76.26.25.85.65.5

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chachapoyas are -6.232 deg latitude, -77.869 deg longitude, and 7,743 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Chachapoyas contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,592 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,637 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,654 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,015 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Chachapoyas is covered by shrubs (73%) and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by shrubs (62%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and shrubs (17%).

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

Chachapoyas 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 Chachapoyas, 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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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