– Severe freezing forecast for High Andes in Peru (Ice Age Now, July 4, 2015):
“The event seems to be the worst not only this year but also the most significant in human memory in Peru,”says former resident Roman Andrzejczyk.
“This is my own interpretation of the forecasted event of significant fall in temperatures / freezing within a large area of the Andes in Peru,” says Roman. “Obviously it is a local event in a sense.”
“As you can see on the website of the Peruvian meteorological service, the level of warning is 4; the highest I’ve ever seen posted there.
“A real calamity”
“The lowest temperature ever recorded in Peru by a meteorological station was -27 C some years ago. The forecasted event covers a relatively large area of the Peruvian Andes as you can see it on the map. To many villagers who live there ( even up to 4900m above sea level) and are familiar with the winter time frost at night, every night, this is a real calamity, because they don’t have heating /stoves in their huts and water pipes supplying them with uncontaminated water from higher elevations become frozen for almost the entire day.
“Since I’ve been living in Europe now for 3 years after spending several years in Cusco, Peru I cannot give you firsthand account of that freezing event.”
Here’s what the meteorological service says:
SENAMHI reports that since the early hours of 6 to 8 July provides for a significant drop in nighttime temperatures in much of the highlands.
The lowest temperatures were recorded in the early hours of July 6 reaching extreme values between -18 ° C and -22 ° C in high areas in the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna and Puno.
In the central highlands, icy weather (temperatures below 0 ° C) will intensify in highlands above 3800 m reporting values around -7 ° C.
In the northern highlands, temperatures below 0 ° C are expected in places over 3000 m.
Also, on 5 and 6 July increased winds are expected in the southern highlands in the departments of Arequipa, Puno, Moquegua and Tacna on 3400 m. Winds recorded values above 40 km / h recording the highest intensities on July 5.
Be extremely cautious; meteorological phenomena of great magnitude predicted.
Rreader Argiris Diamantis comments: