The climate of Oruro (Bolivia)
Oruro is the capital of the Oruro district in Bolivia. The city is
located at an altitude of 3,700 meters on Lake Poopó. In the vicinity
of the city silver and later on tin was found. Because of this the
city really grew. Nowadays there is hardly any tin found anymore and
the city is becoming more and more forgotten. However, the annual
carnival attracts a lot of tourists. Oruro has a cold steppe climate.
The steppe climate is characterized by small amounts of precipitation.
However, it gets more precipitation than a desert. Especially during
summer large amounts of rain can be expected. Temperatures are around
18 degrees on average all year round.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Oruro
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 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 don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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:
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