López de Micay

López de Micay (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlopes ðe ˈmikaj]) is a town and municipality in the Cauca Department, Colombia. The Colombian meteorological service IDEAM reports an average annual precipitation of 12,892.4 mm (507.57 in), potentially making it the wettest inhabited place in the world;[2] however, some other sources state a lower average of 10,191 mm (401.2 in),[3] while some other sources state a higher average of approximately 16,000 mm (630 in). [4] It is one of the wettest places on the Earth, with at least some amount of rain falling almost every day, with frequent downpours and torrential rain that causes flash flooding.

López de Micay
Municipality and town
View of López de Micay
View of López de Micay
Flag of López de Micay
Flag
Official seal of López de Micay
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of López de Micay in the Cauca Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of López de Micay in the Cauca Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentCauca Department
Population
 (Census 2018[1])
 • Total15,154
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
ClimateAf

ClimateEdit

López de Micay has an extremely wet tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af). The average temperature is 26.9 °C (80.4 °F).

Climate data for López de Micay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
31.9
(89.4)
32.1
(89.8)
31.7
(89.1)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
31.7
(89.1)
30.8
(87.4)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.5
(88.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
27.1
(80.8)
27.2
(81.0)
27.1
(80.8)
27.1
(80.8)
26.8
(80.2)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
26.9
(80.4)
Average low °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.2
(72.0)
21.8
(71.2)
22.0
(71.6)
22.3
(72.1)
22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72.0)
22.4
(72.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 940.3
(37.02)
804.4
(31.67)
812.9
(32.00)
1,399
(55.1)
1,556.1
(61.26)
1,301.6
(51.24)
997.9
(39.29)
935.5
(36.83)
1,931
(76.0)
1,641.9
(64.64)
1,660.2
(65.36)
2,011.3
(79.19)
15,992.1
(629.6)
Average rainy days 26 23 24 25 28 27 26 27 27 28 27 27 315
Source 1: [5]
Source 2: https://en.climate-data.org/location/49738/

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018" (in Spanish). DANE. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ Burt, Christopher C. (2013-03-18). "New Wettest Place on Earth Discovered?". Weather Underground. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  3. ^ "Climate: López de Micay". climate-data.org. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2019-11-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.ideam.gov.co/documents/21021/553571/Promedios+Climatol%C3%B3gicos++1981+-+2010.xlsx/f28d0b07-1208-4a46-8ccf-bddd70fb4128

Coordinates: 3°00′N 77°15′W / 3.000°N 77.250°W / 3.000; -77.250