Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Quiñota Peru
The climate in Quiñota is comfortable and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 71°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 78°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Quiñota for warm-weather activities are from mid April to mid June and from mid July to late November.
Climate in Quiñota
Average Temperature in Quiñota
The temperature in Quiñota varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature in Quiñota
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 Quiñota
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In Quiñota, 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 Quiñota begins around May 1 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around September 21. On July 22, 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 September 21 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around May 1. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Quiñota
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Quiñota varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from November 20 to March 28, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 49% on January 15.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from March 28 to November 20. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 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 49% on January 15.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Quiñota
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. Quiñota experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from September 25 to April 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 22, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from April 24 to September 25. The least rain falls around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Quiñota
The length of the day in Quiñota varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Quiñota
The earliest sunrise is at 5:09 AM on November 21, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 6:14 AM on July 10. The earliest sunset is at 5:26 PM on May 31, and the latest sunset is 58 minutes later at 6:24 PM on January 20.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Quiñota during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Quiñota
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 Quiñota
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 Quiñota, 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 Quiñota
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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 Quiñota experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from June 10 to November 2, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from November 2 to June 10. The calmest day of the year is March 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Quiñota
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Quiñota varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.6 weeks, from May 12 to June 6, with a peak percentage of 44% on May 23. The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from June 6 to May 12, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Quiñota
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Quiñota 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 Quiñota for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to mid June and from mid July to late November, with a peak score in the last week of August.
Tourism Score in Quiñota
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 Quiñota for hot-weather activities is from late October to late November, with a peak score in the first week of November.
Beach/Pool Score in Quiñota
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).
The growing season in Quiñota typically lasts for 7.3 months (222 days), from around September 20 to around April 30, rarely starting before August 25 or after November 5, and rarely ending before March 27 or after May 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Quiñota
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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 Quiñota should appear around July 24, only rarely appearing before July 19 or after July 29.
Growing Degree Days in Quiñota
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 2.4 months, from October 5 to December 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 13, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from April 9 to July 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 15, with an average of 5.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Quiñota
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Quiñota are -14.308 deg latitude, -72.136 deg longitude, and 11,870 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Quiñota contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,258 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 11,918 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,407 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,217 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Quiñota is covered by grassland (37%), shrubs (25%), cropland (24%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (35%) and grassland (34%), and within 50 miles by grassland (38%) and shrubs (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Quiñota, 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, Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Quiñota.
At a distance of 89 kilometers from Quiñota, 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 Quiñota 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.
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.
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 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.
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.