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Climate & Weather in Peru

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Due to the geography and terrain, Peru's climate varies region by region. There are three major climatic zones in Peru: the coast - arid and mild, the Andes - temperate cold, and the Amazon lowlands on the east - tropical.

The coast is mostly a desert featuring hot and dry summers (from December to April) with temperatures reaching 35C / 95F. Winters, lasting usually from May to October, bring colder air and high humidity; the gara - a cloudy cool mist - is common.

The mountainous regions experience most precipitation between December and March, with the wettest months being January and February. The temperatures range then from 15C / 59F at night to 20C / 68F during the day. This region experiences little rain from May to October but the temperature variations are higher - from near freezing during the night up to 25C / 77F during the day.

The Amazon region is humid and rainy throughout the year, but with distinctly more precipitation during the Peru's wet season, generally from November to April. The dry season features high daytime temperatures, up to 35C / 95F.

Weather Averages in Peru


Cuzco
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
55°F
13°C
55°F
13°C
55°F
13°C
55°F
13°C
53°F
12°C
50°F
10°C
50°F
10°C
52°F
11°C
54°F
12°C
56°F
13°C
56°F
13°C
56°F
13°C
Average High Temperature
64°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
65°F
18°C
66°F
19°C
67°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
67°F
19°C
68°F
20°C
67°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
Average Low Temperature
45°F
C
46°F
C
46°F
C
43°F
C
39°F
C
35°F
C
34°F
C
37°F
C
41°F
C
44°F
C
45°F
C
45°F
C
Highest Recorded Temperature
73°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
77°F
25°C
84°F
29°C
73°F
23°C
73°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
77°F
25°C
79°F
26°C
82°F
28°C
79°F
26°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
32°F
C
34°F
C
37°F
C
32°F
C
27°F
-3°C
25°F
-4°C
23°F
-5°C
23°F
-5°C
32°F
C
32°F
C
37°F
C
37°F
C
Average Precipitation
6"
15cm
5"
13cm
4"
10cm
2"
5cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
1"
3cm
2"
5cm
3"
8cm
4"
10cm

Lima
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
74°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
74°F
23°C
71°F
22°C
68°F
20°C
65°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
63°F
17°C
63°F
17°C
65°F
18°C
68°F
20°C
71°F
22°C
Average High Temperature
79°F
26°C
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
76°F
24°C
72°F
22°C
69°F
21°C
67°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
67°F
19°C
69°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
76°F
24°C
Average Low Temperature
68°F
20°C
69°F
21°C
69°F
21°C
66°F
19°C
63°F
17°C
61°F
16°C
60°F
16°C
60°F
16°C
59°F
15°C
61°F
16°C
63°F
17°C
66°F
19°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
88°F
31°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
88°F
31°C
86°F
30°C
84°F
29°C
86°F
30°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
81°F
27°C
88°F
31°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
61°F
16°C
63°F
17°C
61°F
16°C
57°F
14°C
54°F
12°C
52°F
11°C
50°F
10°C
50°F
10°C
50°F
10°C
50°F
10°C
47°F
C
50°F
10°C
Average Precipitation
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