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The climate of La Paz (Bolivia)
La Paz is not the capital of Bolivia. However, it is where the Bolivian parliament is. The city is located at an altitude of 3,600 meters on the Highlands of Bolivia. La Paz has a moderate China climate. Some sources incorrectly say that it has a high mountain climate. La Paz gets a reasonable amount of sunshine, about 2,500 hours per year. La Paz gets about 600 millimeters of annual rain. Precipitation can mainly be expected during the summer. Amounts of 100 millimeters per month can be expected. During the cold winter there is hardly any precipitation. The precipitation that does fall can be in the form of rain and snow.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for La Paz

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January 15 3 6 21 n/a
February 15 3 5 18 n/a
March 15 3 5 16 n/a
April 14 2 6 9 n/a
May 14 0 8 5 n/a
June 14 -2 9 2 n/a
July 14 -2 9 2 n/a
August 14 -1 8 4 n/a
September 15 0 7 9 n/a
October 15 2 6 9 n/a
November 16 3 6 11 n/a
December 15 3 6 18 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but dont present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures dont always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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