Unseasonably cool temperatures in Ecuador’s central and southern Andean region will continue until the end of the week, according to the National Institute of Meteorology. The institute blames the weather on a mass of cold air from Bolivia and southern Peru that covers much of Ecuador.
On Tuesday, temperatures ranged from a low of nine degrees Celsius (48 Fahrenheit) to a high of 16 (60 Fahrenheit), a pattern that began on Saturday.
Although temperatures are below normal, meteorologists point out that we are approaching the coolest time of the year, July and August. “This is the season when the Humboldt [Peruvian] current flows the strongest, lowering water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean,” says Raúl Parra. He adds that this is also the driest time of the year. “The good news is that we are coming out of the rainy season.”
Nine degree celsius is far from the all-time record low in Cuenca, which is -1 (30 Fahrenheit).
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