Shortage of rain in Lima

Shortage of rain in Lima

Many visitors to Lima wonder why, despite the fact that the sky is always cloudy, it rarely rains. This peculiarity, difficult to overlook, is due to the cold Humboldt current that reduces the water temperature of its coasts.

This climatic phenomenon produces a thick cloud cover that settles about 500 metres above the ground, blocking the sun's glare. Added to this is the proximity of the Andes Mountains, which acts as a kind of. This allows the clouds to 'stagnate' over the Lima desert without soaking its shores.

Despite this unique climate and the scarcity of rainfall, the city of Lima has many gardens and extensive parks full of greenery. It is this great greenery which, especially in winter, somehow makes up for the melancholy of a walk in the rain.

In Lima, Peru, there is very little rainfall due to its geographical location on the desert coast of the South Pacific. The city is located in an arid and semi-arid area, and the cold Humboldt Current, which flows along the Pacific coast, prevents heavy rainfall in the area.

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However, during the summer, between the months of December and April. A phenomenon known as the "Coastal El Niño" can occur, which is a variation of the normal weather pattern in which there is an increase in rainfall along the Peruvian coast, including Lima. These events can cause flooding and landslides in some areas of the city.

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