Best Time to Visit Peru

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Peru. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Lima und Iquitos. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Peru for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 0 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 16 °C to 21 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 013.74 in (1 – 19 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 12 °C (Machu Picchu) and 25.8 °C (Iquitos)
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Best Time to Visit Peru: Overview

JanuaryJan
Rainy Season in PeruRainy Season Peru
wet in many places, but still recommendable at the Pacific Oceanwet, but good for Pacific coast
FebruaryFeb
Rainy Season in PeruRainy Season Peru
wet in many places, but still recommendable at the Pacific Oceanwet, but good for Pacific coast
MarchMar
Rainy Season in PeruRainy Season Peru
wet in many places, but still recommendable at the Pacific Oceanwet, but good for Pacific coast
AprilApr
End of Rainy SeasonRainy Season
Mostly unsteady weatheroft noch wechselh.
MayMay
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perfect for Andes (Macchu Pichu) and the rain forestPerf. climate in Andes & rain forest
JuneJun
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perfect for Andes (Macchu Pichu) and the rain forestPerf. climate in Andes & rain forest
JulyJul
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perfect for Andes (Macchu Pichu) and the rain forestPerf. climate in Andes & rain forest
AugustAug
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perfect for Andes (Macchu Pichu) and the rain forestPerf. climate in Andes & rain forest
SeptemberSep
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perfect for Andes (Macchu Pichu) and the rain forestPerf. climate in Andes & rain forest
OctoberOct
Good time to traveltime
mostly Pleasantmostly Pleasant climate
in Peru
NovemberNov
Beginning of Rainy SeasonRainy Season
unstable weatherunstable weather
DecemberDec
Rainy Season in PeruRainy Season Peru
wet in many places, but still recommendable at the Pacific Oceanwet, but good for Pacific coast

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Peru) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
LimaJanuary, February, March, and December
IquitosMay, June, July, August, September, and October
Machu PicchuApril, May, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Peru

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Lima

Climate Chart Lima
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Iquitos

Climate Chart Iquitos
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Peru

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Peru, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Lima (Peru)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature26°27°26°24°22°20°19°18°19°20°22°24°
Night Temperature19°19°19°18°16°15°15°15°15°15°16°18°
Water Temperature21°21°21°20°19°18°17°16°16°17°18°19°
Precipitation (inch)0.040.010.19000.010.010.010.210.0100.01
Hours of Sunshine677741111345
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Lima is 19.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: February (23 °C)
Coldest month: August (16.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Lima is 21 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 0.51 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Lima.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 3.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Iquitos (Peru)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature32°31°32°31°32°31°31°32°33°33°33°32°
Night Temperature22°21°22°22°22°21°20°20°21°22°22°22°
Precipitation (inch)10.0810.8713.7412.0510.677.836.56.187.528.439.618.54
Rainy days141312131313121110121213
Hours of Sunshine555566777665
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Iquitos is 25.8 °C.

Warmest month: November (26.6 °C)
Coldest month: July (24.9 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 112.01 inch on 148 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): all except July, and August
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 99.33 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Iquitos.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Lima (Station Aznapuquio)
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 17.9 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 9 mph SSO
Air Pressure: 1012 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 4th Dec 2020, 09:50 am
The next days …
4th Dec 20205th Dec 20206th Dec 20207th Dec 20208th Dec 20209th Dec 2020
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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