Manu weather forecast, elevation and temperature
The southern Amazon basin of Peru has a dry season pronounced between May and October; and although most of the hostels are open all year, some in Manu close between December and April. The rain of Manu is more evenly dispersed throughout the year. During the dry season, especially in July and August, the sudden cold (cold fronts) brings rain and cold weather to Madre de Dios, so be prepared for the worst. Temperatures can drop from 30 ° C (92 ° F) to 9 ° C (50 ° F) at night. No matter when you travel, bring a rain jacket or a poncho.
In its vast territory, from the high points to 3500 m, covered with grass, where the dry air and temperatures vary depending on whether it is in the sun or under shade, and depending on the months reaching 0 ° C to 22 ° C between months of September and April and the rainy season snow or hail between October and April; it descends by an extensive strip of transition denominated “scrub forest” that descends until approximately the 2600 msnm from where the vegetation is forming a forest “of Rainy Mountain”, also known like “cloud forest “, between the 600 msnm and the 1650 m. Here the temperature varies between 20 ° C and 25 ° C and can go down at night to 16 ° C or 18 ° C.
The rainy season or low season goes from January to March, but during the whole year there may be unexpected rains; the temperatures in the low zones vary between 35 ° C during the day and 20 ° C during the night.
The climate is tropical, warm and humid with an average annual temperature of 30 ° C and heavy rains between December and March. Geographical features are of flat and extensive relief without the presence of mountainous and inclined surfaces. Lush forest, flowing and meandering rivers.
The raindrops fall by virtue of their weight, and they do so at a speed that varies between 4 and 8 m / sec, depending on the size of them and the influence of the wind. Its size ranges between 0.7 and 5 mm. diameter. The mountain range runs through the country longitudinally, divides the air masses of the Pacific and the Atlantic, establishing a barrier to the circulation of the winds. The trade winds hit the Andes, cause the ascent of the humid winds, these cool down, causing the humidity condense causing abundant rainfall in the Amazon
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