In the first weeks of 2023, high temperatures have been recorded, causing the beaches to look crowded to appease the intense heat characteristic of the summer season. However, in recent days there has been a decrease in temperature, especially at night and early morning.
The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru (Senamhi) reported that the temperature recorded during the night of January 11 recorded a new record by presenting minimum temperatures of 17.7°C in Jesus Maria and 15.2°C in La Molina, values that were not present for 30 years.
He also indicated that very cold nights have been reported in recent days due to cold sea conditions and the presence of the South Pacific anticyclone. The entity warned that these weather conditions will persist in the coming days.
What is the South Pacific Anticyclone?
Senamhi explained that it is a system that is almost always presented on the Pacific Oceanbut you can even move to other regions.
This phenomenon generates trade winds with direction from east to west and has a counterclockwise rotation movement. In addition, it is one of the elements that regulates the weather conditions on the Peruvian coast.
Although it has been predicted that the temperature during the summer months will reach values of 31°C in some districts of the capital, on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 11, a light rain surprised the people of Lima in different parts of the city.
“Sierra de Lima presents localized rain. Light, isolated and short-term rain is expected to occur in Metropolitan Lima, especially in the districts located to the east and north”, was the confirmation announcement from Senamhi.
Meteorologist Abraham Levy “the weatherman” explained that these weather conditions are due to the speed of the wind at a high altitude that does not allow precipitation to settle on the reservoirs.
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Thursday January 12: Cloudy skies are expected in the early hours of the day with a variation in solar brightness towards noon. Cloudy skies and gusts of wind are expected in the afternoon. Minimum temperature of 17°C and maximum of 27°C.
Friday January 13: Overcast skies are expected in the early hours of the day with a variation in solar brightness around noon. Cloudy skies and light rain are expected in the afternoon. Minimum temperature of 17°C and maximum of 26°C.
Saturday January 14: Overcast skies are expected in the early hours of the day with a variation in solar brightness around noon. Cloudy skies and light rain are expected in the afternoon. Minimum temperature of 16°C and maximum of 26°C.