Post Tagged with: "El Niño"

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is at dangerous levels on Peru’s coast and more so across the southern Andes and Altiplano, increasing the risk of skin cancer and related illnesses. Senamhi, the weather bureau, reported this week that radiation levels from the sun are expected to reach 15 points in Lima, up from the […]

El Niño: A Look at 10,000 Years in Seashell Fossils

El Niño: A Look at 10,000 Years in Seashell Fossils

The El Niño phenomenon, or southern oscillation, which we are experiencing today occurs every few years in the Pacific, affecting weather patterns on and beyond its shores.  The warm ocean current has certainly affected the Peruvian economy in the past four decades, but it also influenced the destiny of pre-Hispanic civilizations […]

Signs of El Niño: Seabirds Found Dead on Lima Beach

Hundreds of seabirds, including pelicans and cormorants, have turned up dead on a beach in Lima’s southern Chorrillos district, newspaper La Republica reported. The birds, found along the shore at Villa, are believed to have died from starvation as a result of the El Niño weather phenomenon, according to the report. […]

Peru Weather Report: Summer Rains and Temperatures Rise

Increased flooding and landslides have been reported in the Andean highlands and cloud forest areas throughout the length of the country, blocking transport on the roads and highways. Rains in the dry coastal desert region of Ica have weakened the flat roofs of houses in the villages of Molletambo and […]