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What is the climate like in Machu Picchu?

The climate of Machu Picchu has an average yearly temperature of 19°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 16°C and rise to 22°C.

Annually, about 898 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Machu Picchu. Additionally, about 9,8 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is April, May, September and October. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Machu Picchu.

Temperature 16 to 22°C
Rain 898 mm
Snow 9,8 cm
The climate of Machu Picchu
  • Average yearly temperature: 19°C
  • Highest temperature: 22°C in November
  • Lowest temperature: 16°C in June and August
  • Rainfall: 898 mm per year, averaging 75 mm by month
  • Driest months: 7,1 mm in June, 15 mm in August and 21 mm in July
  • Wettest months: 170 mm in December, 152 mm in March and 144 mm in January
  • Snowfall: 9,8 cm per year

Climate table Machu Picchu

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 18 19 17 19 18 16 17 16 21 20 22 17
Nighttime temperature (°C) 7 6 5 5 3 0 2 0 5 5 8 4
Rainfall (mm) 144 115 152 60 37 7,1 21 15 21 64 91 170
Snowfall (cm) 0,3 0,1 5,2 0,1 0,7 0,1 0,6 0,5 0,1 0,1 0 2,0
UV Index 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8
Best month No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No

Temperature by month in Machu Picchu

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

Temperature by month in Machu Picchu, Peru

Rainfall by month in Machu Picchu

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Rainfall by month in Machu Picchu, Peru

Snowfall by month in Machu Picchu

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Snowfall by month in Machu Picchu, Peru

UV index by month in Machu Picchu

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

UV index by month in Machu Picchu, Peru

Yearly temperature in Machu Picchu

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

Yearly temperature in Machu Picchu, Peru

Yearly total rainfall in Machu Picchu

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Rainfall per year in Machu Picchu, Peru

Yearly snowfall in Machu Picchu

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Machu Picchu, Peru, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Machu Picchu, Peru

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Average weather in Machu Picchu by month

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