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The weather of cusco
The territories of Cusco feel the influence of the macro-climate created by great masses of air coming in from the southern forest or off the highlands and sometimes even fromthe distant region of Patagonia.

The winds from the southern forest bring masses of humid air. Whilst the winds which come from the Peruvian or Bolivian Highlands are colder and dryer, as are thosethat come from Patagonia.

On the other hand, the local winds which enter the valleys and plains of Cusco serve to distribute warmth and humidity during the day.

There are two climatic periods:the rainy season, from November until March and the dry period, from April until October.
The weather is relatively fresh. The annual average in the city goes from 10.3° and 11.3° Celsius (50.54° to52.34° Fahrenheit). The temperature is relatively stable during the Summer and Winter. Usually, it is cold at night and during the first morning hours the temperature increases considerably until noon.On June, the temperature frequently decreases below zero to 5° and 7°C (23° and 19.4°F).

Cusco is under the macro-climatic influence of great air masses originating from the South-Eastern Jungle,the High Plateau, and even from the distant region of La Patagonia. The winds from the Southern Jungle involve large air masses filled with humidity, which are impelled by the Eastern Trade Winds.The winds that come from the Peruvian-Bolivian High Plateau are cold and dry, just like those originating from La Patagonia, which are supposed to involve larger events. These winds enter throughthe South-Eastern zone.

On the other hand, the local winds generated at the valleys and at Cusco plains aim at distributing the heat and humidity during the day.

The seasons change during theyear is not very evident; but, generally, it is possible to distinguish two well-defined seasons:
- the rain season, which goes from November to March; and the dry season, which goes from April to...
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