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What is the climate like in Peru?

The climate of Peru has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 30°C and rise to 33°C.

Annually, about 1362 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Peru.

The best time to visit Peru is May until July. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Peru.

Temperature 30 to 33°C
Rain 1362 mm

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The climate of Peru

Climate table Peru

The climate table for Peru shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 30 30 31 31 30 31 31 33 33 33 32 31
Nighttime temperature (°C) 22 22 23 22 21 22 20 23 23 24 24 22
Rainfall (mm) 164 163 200 136 75 69 34 44 45 126 176 130
UV Index 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 8 9 8 8 8
Best month No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No

Temperature by month in Peru

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Peru

Temperature by month in Peru

Rainfall by month in Peru

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Peru.

Rainfall by month in Peru

UV index by month in Peru

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Peru.

UV index by month in Peru

Yearly temperature in Peru

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Peru, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Peru

Yearly total rainfall in Peru

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Peru.

Rainfall per year in Peru

More climate information about Peru

Most people do not know that Peru actually has a wide variety of climates because of its diverse geography. Peru is divided into four major climate zones each with its own characteristics: the coastal zone, the highlands, the jungle and the rainforest.

The Peruvian coast

The western edge of Peru, bordering the Pacific Ocean, has a temperate climate. This region is characterized by cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature along the coast is 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). However, it is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius) at night or rise above 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) during the day.

The Peruvian Highlands

The Peruvian highlands are located in the central part of the country, east of the coast. This area includes the Andes Mountains and some lower elevations. The highlands have a temperate climate, with average temperatures of 50-59 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15 degrees Celsius). Depending on the altitude, temperatures can drop to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius) or rise to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). This region has two distinct seasons: a dry season (from April to October) and a wet season (from November to March). Precipitation varies depending on altitude, but is generally lower than in the coastal region.

The Peruvian jungle

Peru's jungle region extends from the north to the south. This region is characterized by high temperatures and high humidity. The average temperature in the jungle is about 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). There is also a lot of rainfall in this region, averaging about 2,000 millimeters per year. However, precipitation can vary significantly from place to place within the jungle region. For example, while Iquitos receives an average of 3,000 millimeters of rain per year, Puerto Maldonado receives 1,500 millimeters.

The Amazon rainforest

Peru is home to much of the Amazon rainforest, located in the east of the country. It has a tropical climate, with very hot and humid weather throughout the year. Average temperatures in this area hover around 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). However, the high humidity often makes it feel much hotter. A lot of rain falls in the rainforest area, averaging about 3,000 millimeters per year.

Best time to visit Peru

Peru is a country that has much to offer tourists. From its Inca heritage to its beautiful nature, there is something for everyone in Peru. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Peru to see the ancient ruins, experience the vibrant nightlife and taste the delicious food. But when is the best time to visit the country?

In general, best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, which largely runs from May to October. June to August is high season for tourism, so expect crowds and higher prices during these months. If you want to avoid the crowds and still enjoy nice weather, consider visiting in April or November.

Peru's climate varies depending on the region you are in. The Amazon region is hot and humid year-round, while the Andes Mountains are colder and drier. The coastal areas, such as Lima, are usually sunny and dry.

Best time for Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you want to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, keep in mind that it can only be done during the dry season (May-October). The trail closes each February for maintenance.

Best time to visit the Amazon

If you are planning to go to the Amazon rainforest, it is best to go during the rainy season (November-April). This may not sound like ideal weather, but it is actually the best time to see wildlife as they come out in search of food and water. Plus, the rainforest takes on a whole new level of beauty when it is covered in greenery. Do pack your raincoat and bug spray.

Weather experiences in Peru

The weather in Peru is rated an average of 4,1 out of 5 stars by 11 visitors.

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Despite a few scattered showers, it was mostly warm and sunny. A truly tropical Christmas! Ideal for outdoor adventures.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

There were frequent showers, but there were also unexpected moments of sunshine. Ideal for adventure lovers, but less ideal for sun worshippers. A package for all seasons!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Despite some showers, the temperature was generally pleasant around 20 degrees Celsius. Mornings could be fresher at times.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

The jungles and highlands have rainy seasons that often bring light rain and warm temperatures. Some places, such as Lima, are even sunnier and more beautiful.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

In the highlands, the days were sunny but cool, ideal for hiking. The climate in the Amazon was also excellent: dry weather and pleasant warmth.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

The sun shone beautifully during our hikes in the mountains, but unexpected showers made some days a little difficult. The temperature was comfortable, never too hot or too cold.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Just perfect for a relaxing, sunny vacation. Can't wait to go back!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Ideal for hiking, less so for sunbathers. In short, good weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

The sunshine makes it ideal for active vacations and relaxing on beautiful beaches. Definitely recommended for sun lovers!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Ideal for hiking in the Andes, visiting Inca ruins and wonderful beach days along the coast. The temperature is comfortable, neither too hot nor too cold. Peru is a real sun destination in September.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The days were pleasantly warm and there was plenty of sunshine, but the evenings were somewhat cool. A few short showers, but they never lasted long. Not perfect, but certainly good.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Peru by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Peru and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Peru, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.