Lima, the capital of Peru, is going through one of its coldest winters in almost 50 years, according to the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology, with this year even surpassing the truly brutal 2018 season.
“Lima is currently recording minimum temperatures around 14.7C,” said climatology expert Lourdes Menis Álvarez of Senamhi. “As for maximum temperatures, we are around 17.5C.”
Comparing these temperatures to the 2018 season, which itself was one of the coldest winters on record, Álvarez found that this year has been significantly cooler to date, with temps ranging on average between 1C to 1.5C colder.
According to Álvarez, these types of cold winters were once common-place in Lima. Of late, however, strong El Niños have brought “long summers and warm winters” to the region.
Though the tide is clearly now turning. Álvarez: “The winter of 2018 was one of the coldest in almost 50 years. However, the winter of 2019 has already surpassed it in intensity.”
The cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar activity:
Brief bursts of heat steal the headlines, but it’s the persistent cold that’s the real story of 2019 so far, and not just in South America either — North America just averaged it’s coldest Oct-May in recorded history, while practically ALL of Europe was anomalously cold during the first 3 weeks of July before this two day plume was tossed-up from Africa (wavy jet stream flow, see links below for more).
The time to prepare is now.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift