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Arica Climate & Temperature

  • Arica, Chile is at 18°21'S, 70°20'W, 55 m (180 ft). See map.
  • Arica has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Arica is situated in or near the warm temperate desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 18.7 degrees Celsius (65.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.7 °C (12.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Arica Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 0.6 mm (0 inches) which is equivalent to 0.6 Litres/m² (0.01 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1767 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Arica you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Haikou, China where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Subtropical moist forest biome).

Arica Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 19 (66) 20 (68) 21 (70) 23 (73) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (81) 26 (79) 24 (75) 22 (72) 20 (68) 23 (73)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (60) 16 (60) 16 (61) 18 (64) 19 (66) 21 (69) 22 (72) 22 (72) 21 (71) 20 (67) 18 (64) 16 (62) 19 (66)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 13 (55) 13 (55) 14 (57) 16 (61) 17 (63) 18 (64) 18 (64) 17 (63) 16 (61) 14 (57) 14 (57) 15 (59)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0.5 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.5 (0)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 00' 2h 36' 1h 30' 4h 48' 6h 06' 6h 05' 6h 17' 5h 54' 6h 23' 7h 18' 4h 36' 3h 30' 4h 50'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 07' 11h 30' 12h 01' 12h 33' 12h 59' 13h 11' 13h 05' 12h 43' 12h 13' 11h 41' 11h 15' 11h 02' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 27 (73) 23 (77) 13 (87) 39 (61) 47 (53) 47 (53) 48 (52) 47 (53) 53 (47) 63 (37) 41 (59) 32 (68) 40 (60)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 51.2 59.7 71 81.6 86.3 84.9 86.9 81.4 71.2 59.7 51.4 48.2 69.5

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