Climate and Weather of Arequipa, Peru

Climate and Weather of Arequipa, Peru

The climate of Arequipa

Arequipa is located in the Arequipa region, in southern Peru. The city (at 2000 meters altitude) is located in the middle of the volcanic mountains. Many old colonial buildings are therefore built with volcanic rock and have ensured that Arequipa was nicknamed the “white city”. Many old colonial buildings can still be admired in the city and you will also find old architecture outside the city. The one in the countryside, however, dates back to the Inca period.

According to citypopulationreview, Arequipa has a cold desert climate. Although the daytime temperature rarely falls below 20 °C, the nights in Arequipa are very cold and the temperature can drop to 5 °C. It is dry and sunny almost all year round.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January 22℃ 8℃ 7 8
February 22℃ 8℃ 7 19
March 22℃ 8℃ 8 6
April 23℃ 7℃ 9 2
May 22℃ 6℃ 9 0
June 22℃ 5℃ 10 0
July 22℃ 4℃ 10 0
August 22℃ 5℃ 10 0
September 22℃ 6℃ 10 2
October 22℃ 6℃ 10 3
November 23℃ 6℃ 10 3
December 23℃ 7℃ 9 6

The weather in Arequipa

Here you will find the weather forecast for Arequipa. View the current weather in Arequipa and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Arequipa. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Arequipa. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Arequipa? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the entire month there is precipitation for about 19 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 6 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in April

In April, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 23 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 7 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 6 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 4 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in August

In August, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 6 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 6 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 3 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 23 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 6 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 3 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in December

In December, the average maximum temperature in Arequipa is around 23 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 7 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 6 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

Arequipa, Peru