Peru: Lima experiences coldest day of the year, no sun for rest of week

(LIP-jl) — Peru’s weather service (Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú -Senamhi) informed today that the Lima-Callao metropolitan area registered its coldest temperature of the year early Monday morning when temperatures along the coast dropped to 12C (53.6F).

This morning’s chilly weather, which caused many in the capital city to bundle up with extra-warm clothing, is less than what Senamhi officials had predicted for the Peruvian capital.

According to Senamhi, temperatures for this time of year normally hover between 14C and 15C (57.2F – 59F), however temperatures have dropped due to a cold front that has moved in over Peru’s central coast region.

The weather agency also informed that coastal districts such as Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Magdalena, San Miguel, and Callao will not see any sunshine during the week as they will be covered in early morning fog and cloudy conditions through the weekend.

"If we talk about sunshine, we can safely say that the coastal districts will not see any sun at all, while further inland sunshine may peek through cloudy skies during the afternoon hours," said Senamhi meteorologist Raquel Loayza.

Officials have also predicted light will cover some areas in Lima and advised drivers to allow for extra time during their morning commute.