Peru Amazon tour

Iquitos Weather, Climate, Elevation and Temperature

The average climate in Iquitos Peru
In Iquitos, the summers are very hot and cloudy; The winters are short, hot and partly cloudy and it is oppressive and wet all year round. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 22 ° C to 32 ° C and rarely drops below 20 ° C or rises above 34 ° C. As expected, it rains abundantly in the Amazon basin, although that precipitation is somewhat seasonal. Although there is no real dry season in the Iquitos area, it rains less from June to October, when the level of the river decreases considerably. For cruises through the Amazon outside Iquitos, the high season is the best (December-June); the tributaries become shallow during the dry months, making it difficult to reach the lakes.
Unlike most of the Peruvian jungle, the climate here is little affected by the Andean topography, so there is no rainy season as such; instead, the year is divided into seasons of “high water” (December-May) and “low water” (June-November). The result is that the climate is always warm and humid, with average temperatures of 23-32 ° C (74-86 ° F) and an annual rainfall of around 2600 mm. Most visitors come between May and August, but the months of high water are perhaps the best time to see the wildlife, because the animals are full in smaller areas of the continent.
The hot season lasts 3.1 months, and the average daily maximum temperature is more than 31 ° C. an average maximum temperature of 32 ° C and an average minimum temperature of 22 ° C.
The cool season lasts 1.8 months, the average daily maximum temperature is less than 30 ° C. The coldest day of the year is in the month of July, with an average minimum temperature of 22 ° C and an average maximum of 30 ° C.
In Iquitos, the average percentage of the sky covered with clouds varies considerably during the course of the year.
The clearest part of the year in Iquitos begins in May; It lasts 4.3 months and ends in September

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