Lima weather to improve in coming days


The National Meteorology and Hydrological Service of Perú (SENAMHI) is predicting better weather for Limeños in the coming days.

According to Andina news agency, SENAMHI is predicting warmer and sunnier climes as early as tomorrow, Sept. 19. However, on Sept. 18, much of Lima woke up to find heavy moisture in the air and puddles on the ground. SENAMHI reported that humidity reached 98 percent in some areas of the city this morning, and precipitation in Miraflores and San Isidro was measured as being one liter per square meter.

Nelson Quispe, one of SENAMHI’s specialists, explained to Andina that this kind of quickly-changing weather is typical of the transition from winter into spring. Sept. 22 is the Southward Equinox, which marks an official meteorological transition into spring.

Quispe told Andina that “The misty rain is being persistent at the moment, and will continue for a few more hours; the situation is really variable, and so it’s possible that we’ll see an improvement in conditions in the eastern districts.”

Andina reports that temperatures in western districts like Miraflores could reach 18 degrees celsius with a low of 15 degrees. In easterly districts like La Molina and Ate, temperatures could reach 20 degrees celsius. Is it finally time to officially welcome spring?



Rachel Chase

Rachel Chase is a proud born-and-bred Minnesotan who’s moved to Lima after graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with a double major in Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. During her junior year of college, Rachel studied in Peru and loved it so much that she just had to come back. As well as being a dedicated News Editor, Rachel plays the ukulele and sings, as well as trying to devour as many books as she can.