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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Ninacaca Peru

The climate in Ninacaca is cool and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 57°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 61°F.

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

Climate in Ninacaca

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

Average Temperature in Ninacaca

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

Average High and Low Temperature in Ninacaca

Average High and Low Temperature in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1654°FJul 1654°FNov 1457°FNov 1457°F30°F30°F35°F35°FSep 1556°FSep 1556°FJun 1455°FJun 1455°F33°F33°F32°F32°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 Ninacaca

Average Hourly Temperature in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcool
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.

Ullapool, United Kingdom (6,182 miles away) and Waiouru, New Zealand (6,691 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ninacaca (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Ninacaca, 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 Ninacaca begins around April 30 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around September 24. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 24 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around April 30. On February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 92% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 8% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Ninacaca

Cloud Cover Categories in NinacacaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 359%Aug 359%Feb 238%Feb 238%Apr 3032%Apr 3032%Sep 2433%Sep 2433%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 Ninacaca varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from October 26 to April 7, with a greater than 8% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 16% on March 7.

The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from April 7 to October 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on August 1.

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 16% on March 7.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ninacaca

Daily Chance of Precipitation in NinacacawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 716%Mar 716%Aug 11%Aug 11%Jan 111%Jan 111%Oct 268%Oct 268%Apr 78%Apr 78%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. Ninacaca experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from December 11 to March 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from March 29 to December 11. The least rain falls around August 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Ninacaca

Average Monthly Rainfall in NinacacarainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 inFeb 250.7 inFeb 250.7 inAug 130.0 inAug 130.0 inDec 110.5 inDec 110.5 inMar 290.5 inMar 290.5 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 Ninacaca does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 45 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 29 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Ninacaca

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 46 minDec 2112 hr, 46 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2011 hr, 29 minJun 2011 hr, 29 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 5:30 AM on November 18, and the latest sunrise is 54 minutes later at 6:24 AM on July 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:48 PM on May 28, and the latest sunset is 47 minutes later at 6:35 PM on January 25.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Ninacaca

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 185:30 AMNov 185:30 AM6:35 PMJan 256:35 PMJan 25May 285:48 PMMay 285:48 PM6:24 AMJul 126:24 AMJul 12daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Ninacaca

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 Ninacaca, 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 Ninacaca

Humidity Comfort Levels in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Ninacaca experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from July 20 to November 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from November 1 to July 20. The calmest day of the year is May 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Ninacaca

Average Wind Speed in NinacacawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphSep 46.6 mphSep 46.6 mphMay 265.0 mphMay 265.0 mphJul 205.8 mphJul 205.8 mphNov 15.8 mphNov 15.8 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 Ninacaca varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 6.4 months, from March 11 to September 23 and for 1.8 months, from October 4 to November 28, with a peak percentage of 58% on April 28. The wind is most often from the north for 1.6 weeks, from September 23 to October 4 and for 3.5 months, from November 28 to March 11, with a peak percentage of 47% on September 26.

Wind Direction in Ninacaca

Wind Direction in NinacacaNENENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthwestsouth
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ninacaca 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 Ninacaca for general outdoor tourist activities are for the entire month of May and from mid August to late October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Tourism Score in Ninacaca

Tourism Score in Ninacacabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.41.40.90.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds 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.

Beach/Pool Score in Ninacaca

Beach/Pool Score in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
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).

The growing season in Ninacaca typically lasts for 3.6 months (107 days), from around November 30 to around March 17, rarely starting before September 27, or ending after May 14.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ninacaca

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 3050%Nov 3050%Mar 1750%Mar 1750%Sep 2710%Sep 2710%May 1410%May 1410%0%Jul 220%Jul 22Feb 167%Feb 167%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolfreezing
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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Ninacaca should appear around October 7, only rarely appearing before September 16 or after October 28.

Growing Degree Days in Ninacaca

Growing Degree Days in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F50°F50°F100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°F350°F350°F400°F400°F450°F450°FOct 790°FOct 790°FJun 30359°FJun 30359°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 per square meter does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 kilowatt-hours of 6.0 kilowatt-hours throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ninacaca

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in NinacacaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhSep 76.5 kWhSep 76.5 kWhMar 65.6 kWhMar 65.6 kWhDec 115.8 kWhDec 115.8 kWhJul 65.8 kWhJul 65.8 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 Ninacaca are -10.850 deg latitude, -76.117 deg longitude, and 13,743 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ninacaca contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 968 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 13,703 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,464 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (15,548 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ninacaca is covered by cropland (60%) and shrubs (24%), within 10 miles by grassland (28%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (34%) and grassland (28%).

Data Sources

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

Ninacaca 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 Ninacaca, 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.