The climate of Tumbes
Perched in the heartland of the Subtropical Steppe, Tumbes
falls under the BSh Köppen climate classification. The locale enjoys a moderate climate, characterized by variations in weather parameters throughout the year. Tumbes is typically warm with typical high temperatures from 25.1°C to 28°C and low temperatures from 20.1°C to 23.8°C.
Humidity in this corner of Peru hovers between 75% to 80% throughout the year. Besides, visibility is typically around 10 km all year round. Tumbes sees maximum rainfall in February
, with around 135mm and 132mm respectively. Conversely, the driest periods are August
, each with rainfall below 10mm. Concurrently, the city has at least 20 days of rainfall from February to April
, opposed to less than 5 days between June
A pattern of fluctuating daylight hours is also evident throughout the year. The daylight span ranges from a low of 11.9 hours in July
to a high of 12.3 hours in December
, and November. Moreover, the most sun-drenched days can be enjoyed from November when total sunshine duration extends to 11.1 hours and continues until January with peaks of 9.2 hours.
Another critical parameter is wind speed. The city experiences wind speeds from 8.8km/h to 10.6km/h. It is also worth noting that the sea temperature varies from 22.1°C in September
to 25.8°C in February.
The Best Time to Visit Tumbes
The ideal time to visit Tumbes
is considerably influenced by the level of sunshine. With a peak sunshine duration of 11.1 hours in November
and around 22 sunlit days, this month may present the best weather conditions. Additionally, the dry spell ranging from June
to November, with each month registering less than 10mm rainfall, and no more than 5 rainy days, makes it the perfect time to explore Tumbes without dealing with heavy downpours.
The Worst Time to Visit Tumbes
Travelers may want to avoid visiting Tumbes
due to the high levels of rainfall (135mm and 132mm respectively) and more than 25 days of precipitation in each of these months. Additionally, this period also brings about a slight dip in the overall amount of sunny days and direct sunlight, causing a more damp environment which may not be ideal for explorations or other outdoor activities.
Spring Weather in Tumbes
Spring in Tumbes
, from September
, is characterized by a decline in rainfall and awash with sunlit days. Rainfall ranges from 2mm in September to 6mm in November. Concurrently, the average low and high temperatures remain fairly consistent between 20.2°C and 26.6°C. At the same time, the sea temperature varies from 22.1°C to 22.9°C. These conditions create a pleasant and agreeable environment during the spring months in Tumbes.
Summer Weather in Tumbes
, summer extends from December
. This season experiences high temperatures varying from 26°C in December to 28°C in February. The nighttime lows from 22.2°C to 23.3°C provide a bit of cool relief from the daytime warmth. During this time, you can expect upward of 50mm to 135mm rainfall, especially in February. The sea temperature during this season swings from 23.6°C to 25.8°C.
Autumn Weather in Tumbes
During the autumn months of March
, daily high temperatures range from 27.5°C in May to 28°C in March. The low temperatures, on the other hand, vary between 20.6°C and 23.7°C. While the rainfall in March is quite high at 132mm, it significantly reduces to 23mm by the end of May. Sea temperatures during this period begin at 25.1°C in March and decrease to 24.8°C in May, promoting an enjoyable seaside climate.
Winter Weather in Tumbes
Winter in Tumbes
extends from June
. This period is marked by a considerable dip in rainfall, down to a mere 1mm in August. The average low temperatures range from 20.1°C to 21.9°C while the highs fluctuate between 25.1°C and 26.5°C. Meanwhile, sea temperatures start at 23.7°C in June and drop to 22.3°C by August. This period might presents a cooler but fair environment favorable for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
Weather in January
Typical of Tumbes
weather in January
feature warm temperatures and high humidity. Marking the start of the year with a moderate rainfall of 53mm, these conditions see an increase in fog. Humidity levels linger around 77%, contributing to the warmth felt, especially during daylight hours of roughly 12.3 hours. Weather in January »
Weather in February
, in Tumbes
, characteristically displays similar weather patterns to January
. However, noticeable changes include an increase in rainfall to 135mm, resulting in more rainfall days. The change in humidity from 77% in January to 80% in February adds to the overall mugginess of the climate. Weather in February »
Weather in March
Heading into March
, the relative humidity remains constant at 80%, as the weather in Tumbes
continues its warm, wet conditions. However, a minor drop in rainfall to 132mm signifies a decrease in stormy days. However, the sea shows a slight drop in temperature to 25.1°C, not significantly affecting beach activities. Weather in March »
Weather in April
presents a remarkable shift in weather in Tumbes
as the rainfall dips significantly to 50mm, marking the arrival of the dry season. Despite this considerable decrease in rainfall, the humidity remains fairly high at 79%. Weather in April »
Weather in May
marks a further decline in rainfall to 23mm, reinforcing the dry season. The humidity also reduces slightly, but the climatic conditions still remain warm and muggy. The sea temperature experiences a minor drop to 24.8°C, yet it is still suitable for marine activities. Weather in May »
Weather in June
sees the weather in Tumbes
shifting towards its driest point, with rainfall at a minimal 5mm. The month also witnesses a drop in both the sea temperature to 23.7°C and the relative humidity to 77%. Featuring an average of 11.9 hours of daylight, June offers less overcast skies and more near-uninterrupted sunlight, placing it among the brighter months of the year. Tumbes experiences a minor change to a still warm 26.5°C in average high-temperature during June, closely reflecting May
. Weather in June »
Weather in July
Moving into July
, retains its dry weather with a mere 3mm of rainfall, marking the driest month. Alongside, a further decrease in sea temperature to 22.9°C occurs, though activities like swimming remain feasible. Beyond that, clear skies dominate the month thanks to a 78% humidity level, providing close to 11.9 hours of daylight for outdoor pursuits. Tumbes transitions into July recording an average high-temperature of a still moderately hot 25.6°C, closely aligning with the preceding month's temperature. Weather in July »
Weather in August
sustains the dry spell in Tumbes
, marking the weather with a minuscule rainfall of 1mm. While the average sea temperature slightly dips to 22.3°C, it remains steady enough for water activities. Maintaining an average relative humidity of 77%, the climate remains suitably warm for the inhabitants and visitors. Weather in August »
Weather in September
, the weather in Tumbes
barely changes from the preceding months. The sea temperature experiences a minor upturn to 22.1°C, and a subtle increase in rainfall to 2mm occurs. Nonetheless, the almost unchanging conditions continue to render a predominantly warm and dry atmosphere. Weather in September »
Weather in October
sees a slight increase in rainfall to 4mm, heralding the onset of the wetter season. Despite the slight shift in precipitation, the humidity remains at a consistent 76% contributing to the warm climate. Sea temperature sees an uptick to 22.5°C, favoring marine activities. Weather in October »
Weather in November
weather in Tumbes
, continues with the warm, predominantly dry conditions. However, a subtle increase in rainfall to 6mm occurs, yet staying within the characteristic pattern of the dry season. The sea temperature rises slightly to 22.9°C, perfect for beachgoers. Weather in November »
Weather in December
wraps up the year in Tumbes
, with a noticeable uptick in rainfall to 12mm, signaling a shift towards the wet weather pattern. The relative humidity stands at a consistent 76%, maintaining the warm and slightly muggy climate. Weather in December »