Hundreds head to the beach on first summer day

Living in Peru
Jobana Soto

Hundreds of Peruvians in Lima took advantage of their first official hot summer day on Sunday by heading to the beach. Costa Verde was a popular hot spot for locals in need of a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

While the early morning hours looked bleak and cloudy, that changed around 10:00 a.m. when the sky started to cleared up to make room for the sun. As the weather improved, the beaches were gradually filling up with many locals excited to start off this season’s first summer day at the beach.

Yesterday’s temperatures reached its highest at 25 degrees Celsius and with lows around 19.2 degrees Celsius.

According to Weidi Flores from SENAMHI, Peru’s National Meteorology and Hydrology Service, temperatures reached their highest around mid-day. Flores also predicts similar sunny weather in Lima for the remainder of the week with temperatures reaching between 25 to 26 degrees Celsius at its highest.

High temperatures are predicted to stay around 25 degrees Celsius for the remainder of the month and all throughout January, said Flores. The good news is that the hot summer should be increasing gradually.

February is expected to bring hotter days with an average of 30 degrees Celsius starting the second week of the month.