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Climate in Potosí
(Bolivia)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 3 measuring stations in Potosí.
Weather stations at an altitude above 3950m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Potosí is one of the coldest regions in Bolivia with an average daily high temperature of only 19 degrees centigrade.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Potosí
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, November is the sunniest month in country part Potosí. In January the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Potosí
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Potosí
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.010 mm, the least rain falls in June. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Potosí
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 35% humidity on average, it is quite dry in July. The highest value of 68% is experienced here in February.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Potosí
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Potosí
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Potosí

Most important cities in the country part »Potosí«

The country part has a west-east extension of about 160 km and over 410 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Potosí141,25119° 35' 1"S65° 45' 11"W
Villazón30,25322° 5' 12"S65° 35' 39"W
Llallagua28,06918° 25' 27"S66° 35' 2"W
Tupiza22,23321° 26' 36"S65° 43' 8"W
Colchani11,98820° 18' 0"S66° 55' 60"W
Uyuni10,29320° 27' 35"S66° 49' 30"W
Betanzos4,84719° 33' 11"S65° 27' 14"W
Santa Bárbara2,43420° 55' 0"S66° 2' 60"W
Atocha1,83320° 56' 7"S66° 13' 17"W
Colquechaca1,70618° 42' 1"S66° 0' 14"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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