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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Sabandia Peru

The climate in Sabandia is comfortable and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 72°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 76°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Sabandia for warm-weather activities is from early April to mid December.

Climate in Sabandia

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

Average Temperature in Sabandia

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

Average High and Low Temperature in Sabandia

Average High and Low Temperature in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 2071°FJul 2071°FSep 2672°FSep 2672°F47°F47°F50°F50°FAug 2372°FAug 2372°FOct 3072°FOct 3072°FJan 1070°FJan 1070°FMar 1170°FMar 1170°F49°F49°F50°F50°F53°F53°F53°F53°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 Sabandia

Average Hourly Temperature in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortablecool
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.

Nyahururu, Kenya (7,410 miles away) and Sendafa, Ethiopia (7,757 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sabandia (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Sabandia, 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 Sabandia begins around April 17 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around October 31. On August 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 31 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around April 17. On February 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Sabandia

Cloud Cover Categories in SabandiaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 474%Aug 474%Feb 1023%Feb 1023%Apr 1748%Apr 1748%Oct 3148%Oct 3148%NowNowclearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudymostly clear
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 Sabandia varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.4 months, from January 1 to March 14, with a greater than 6% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 13% on February 11.

The drier season lasts 9.6 months, from March 14 to January 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on May 15.

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 13% on February 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sabandia

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SabandiawetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 1113%Feb 1113%May 150%May 150%Jan 16%Jan 16%Jan 16%Jan 16%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. Sabandia experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from January 9 to March 11, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 10.0 months, from March 11 to January 9. The least rain falls around October 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Sabandia

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 Sabandia varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 20, with 11 hours, 9 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Sabandia

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2213 hr, 7 minDec 2113 hr, 7 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2011 hr, 9 minJun 2011 hr, 9 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 5:03 AM on November 23, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 12 minutes later at 6:15 AM on July 8. The earliest sunset is at 5:20 PM on June 3, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 6:25 PM on January 19.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Sabandia

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 235:03 AMNov 235:03 AM6:25 PMJan 196:25 PMJan 19Jun 35:20 PMJun 35:20 PM6:15 AMJul 86:15 AMJul 8daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Sabandia

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 Sabandia, 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 Sabandia

Humidity Comfort Levels in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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%NowNowdrydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 Sabandia does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed in Sabandia

Average Wind Speed in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphNov 156.8 mphNov 156.8 mphJun 185.9 mphJun 185.9 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 Sabandia varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 6.1 months, from April 15 to October 18, with a peak percentage of 53% on June 29. The wind is most often from the south for 5.9 months, from October 18 to April 15, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Sabandia

Wind Direction in SabandiaSNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnorthwesteast
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

Sabandia 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 2.8 months, from January 1 to March 28, with an average temperature above 71°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 9, with an average temperature of 73°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.8 months, from June 24 to October 18, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 17, with an average temperature of 62°F.

Average Water Temperature in Sabandia

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 Sabandia 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 Sabandia for general outdoor tourist activities is from early April to mid December, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score in Sabandia

Tourism Score in Sabandiabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.16.14.74.75.95.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Sabandia for hot-weather activities are from late April to late May and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Beach/Pool Score in Sabandia

Beach/Pool Score in Sabandiabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.52.51.21.22.42.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/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 Sabandia 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 Sabandia

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold
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 Sabandia

Growing Degree Days in SabandiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 3900°FOct 3900°FDec 271,800°FDec 271,800°FJun 303,658°FJun 303,658°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 2.5 months, from October 2 to December 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 14, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from May 6 to July 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 6.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 5.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sabandia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SabandiabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhNov 148.2 kWhNov 148.2 kWhJun 205.5 kWhJun 205.5 kWhOct 27.7 kWhOct 27.7 kWhMay 66.1 kWhMay 66.1 kWhJul 306.1 kWhJul 306.1 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 Sabandia are -16.467 deg latitude, -71.500 deg longitude, and 7,999 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sabandia contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,234 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,944 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,384 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (19,780 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sabandia is covered by trees (28%), grassland (24%), cropland (17%), and bare soil (11%), within 10 miles by bare soil (28%) and sparse vegetation (24%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (62%) and sparse vegetation (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sabandia, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sabandia.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sabandia according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Sabandia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sabandia and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rodríguez Ballón International Airport (SPQU, 97%, 17 kilometers, northwest) and Inca Manco Cápac International Airport (SPJL, 2.6%, 182 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

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.

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.