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Arequipa Climate & Temperature

  • Arequipa, Peru is at 16°19'S, 71°33'W, 2539 m (8330 ft). See map.
  • Arequipa has a mid-latitude desert/ arid cool climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWk).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Arequipa is situated in or near the cool temperate desert biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 14.7 degrees Celsius (58.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.8 °C (5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic. Arequipa Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 96.5 mm (3.8 inches) which is equivalent to 96.5 Litres/m² (2.37 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Arequipa you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Quang Tri, Vietnam where you would find a Tropical monsoonal climate (Tropical moist forest biome).

Arequipa Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 22 (71) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 22 (71) 21 (71) 24 (76) 25 (76) 22 (72) 22 (71) 23 (73)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (56) 14 (57) 14 (58) 15 (58) 15 (58) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 16 (61) 16 (61) 14 (58) 14 (56) 15 (58)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 5 (42) 6 (43) 6 (44) 7 (44) 8 (46) 9 (47) 9 (48) 8 (47) 7 (45) 6 (43) 5 (42) 7 (44)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 5 (0) 28 (1) 40 (2) 21 (1) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 97 (4)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 14' 11h 34' 12h 01' 12h 30' 12h 53' 13h 04' 12h 58' 12h 39' 12h 12' 11h 44' 11h 21' 11h 09' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 53.3 61.7 73 83.3 85 82.9 85.6 83.2 73.2 61.7 53.4 50.2 70.6

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