Average Weather in Marcapata Peru
The climate in Marcapata is cool and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 61°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 67°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Marcapata for warm-weather activities are from mid April to mid June and from late July to late November.
The temperature in Marcapata 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
Westhaven-Moonstone, California, United States (5,078 miles away); La Ciudad, Mexico (3,489 miles); and Winton, New Zealand (6,919 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Marcapata (view comparison).
In Marcapata, 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 Marcapata begins around May 12 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around September 16. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 16 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around May 12. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 96% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 4% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Marcapata varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 1 to April 5, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 60% on January 14.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 5 to November 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on August 2.
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 59% on January 14.
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. Marcapata experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Marcapata. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 6.5 inches.
The least rain falls around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Marcapata varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:05 AM on November 21, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 2 minutes later at 6:08 AM on July 9. The earliest sunset is at 5:22 PM on May 31, and the latest sunset is 56 minutes later at 6:18 PM on January 22.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Marcapata during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Marcapata, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Marcapata experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from July 30 to March 5, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from March 5 to July 30. The calmest day of the year is May 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Marcapata is from the north throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Marcapata 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 Marcapata for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to mid June and from late July to late November, with a peak score in the first week of September.
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 Marcapata for hot-weather activities is for the entire month 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 Marcapata typically lasts for 8.1 months (246 days), from around September 9 to around May 12, rarely starting before August 15 or after October 5, and rarely ending before April 17 or after June 4.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Marcapata should appear around August 19, only rarely appearing before August 6 or after September 6.
Growing Degree Days
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Marcapata are -13.590 deg latitude, -70.972 deg longitude, and 11,650 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Marcapata contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 5,377 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10,822 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,323 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (19,852 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Marcapata is covered by grassland (36%), shrubs (32%), and trees (28%), within 10 miles by grassland (41%) and shrubs (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Marcapata, 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 Marcapata.
At a distance of 105 kilometers from Marcapata, 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 Marcapata 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 .