Climate in Cajamarca

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Cajamarca in a height of 2620m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Cajamarca is one of the coldest regions in Peru with an average daily high temperature of only 22 degrees.
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Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Cajamarca
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 13 rainy days, October offers the most number of rainy days, and in July the least.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Cajamarca
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 54% humidity on average, it is quite dry in August. The highest value of 72% is experienced here in March.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Cajamarca
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 Cajamarca
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.
Map of Cajamarca

Most important cities in the region »Cajamarca«

The region has a west-east extension of about 110 km and over 280 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Cajamarca135,0007° 9' 50"S78° 30' 1"W
Jaén52,4935° 41' 57"S78° 48' 3"W
Celendín14,6606° 51' 57"S78° 8' 45"W
Chota14,2406° 32' 60"S78° 39' 0"W
Cajabamba13,4867° 37' 0"S78° 2' 60"W
Bambamarca13,3516° 40' 60"S78° 31' 60"W
San Ignacio7,9125° 8' 45"S79° 0' 5"W
Bellavista6,3205° 39' 51"S78° 40' 38"W
Cascas4,2997° 28' 60"S78° 49' 0"W

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