Four days before the start of winter, some coastal cities are registering maximum temperatures due to the presence of a northerly wind on the Peruvian coast, a scenario that will continue until Monday, “but weaker,” according to Abraham Levy, the ‘Weather Man ‘.
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According to the data released by the specialist, in Lima and Callao the thermometers marked 25.3 °C, 5.4 °C above the average of the last 25 years. Piura, meanwhile, registered a temperature of 32.1 °C; Chiclayo, 27.3 ° C; and Trujillo, 24.7 °C.
Previously, the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi) had reported that, despite the fact that this season usually remains cold, 2023 will be different and the capital could present temperatures of up to 27 °C.
“A large part of the north coast and central coast, mainly, will have temperatures above normal,” engineer Grinia Ávalos, deputy director of Climate Prediction at Senamhi, told Andina.
According to the expert, the normal values (base) of the temperature for the months of June are between 15 and 16 degrees as a minimum, and 22 to 23 degrees as a maximum.
He mentioned that, when a warm sea produced by these climatic phenomena has been maintained for a long time, the atmosphere also warms up and creates an environment with temperatures other than average, with days of unusually clear skies in autumn, at least for Metropolitan Lima.
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“This warming raises air temperatures and for this reason a warmer than normal autumn and a less cold winter than usual are expected, because we are in a fully developing El Niño condition,” he said.