Average Weather in Cusipata Peru
In Cusipata, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is cool year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 65°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 72°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Cusipata for warm-weather activities are from late April to mid June and from mid July to early October.
The temperature in Cusipata varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Cusipata, 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 Cusipata begins around May 10 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around September 17. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 17 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around May 10. On January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 94% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 6% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cusipata varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from November 19 to March 30, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on January 15.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from March 30 to November 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on August 26.
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 52% on January 15.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Cusipata experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from September 15 to May 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 20, with an average total accumulation of 4.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from May 5 to September 15. The least rain falls around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Cusipata varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:07 AM on November 21, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 3 minutes later at 6:10 AM on July 9. The earliest sunset is at 5:24 PM on June 1, and the latest sunset is 57 minutes later at 6:21 PM on January 21.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Cusipata during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Cusipata, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Cusipata experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 26 to November 3, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 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 7.7 months, from November 3 to June 26. The calmest day of the year is March 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cusipata is from the north throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cusipata 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 Cusipata for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid June and from mid July to early October, with a peak score in the last week of August.
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 Cusipata for hot-weather activities is from late October to late November, with a peak score in the third week of November.
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.
The growing season in Cusipata typically lasts for 7.3 months (221 days), from around September 21 to around April 29, rarely starting before August 28 or after October 21, and rarely ending before April 3 or after May 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cusipata should appear around August 4, only rarely appearing before July 27 or after August 15.
Growing Degree Days
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cusipata are -13.908 deg latitude, -71.499 deg longitude, and 12,480 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cusipata contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,400 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12,043 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,358 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,699 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cusipata is covered by shrubs (55%) and grassland (38%), within 10 miles by grassland (50%) and shrubs (28%), and within 50 miles by grassland (41%) and shrubs (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cusipata, 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 Cusipata.
At a distance of 63 kilometers from Cusipata, 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 Cusipata 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .