The best times to visit Cajamarca for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Cajamarca Travel Info

Weather in Cajamarca

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cajamarca vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cajamarca, the hottest months are December, November, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 71.1°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.5°F (8.1°C) at night.

Cajamarca Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cajamarca Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Cajamarca Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cajamarca Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cajamarca Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 68.9 59.4 46.7
Feb 69 59.3 45.8
Mar 68 58.7 46.6
Apr 68.9 59.3 46.1
May 69.6 59 43.6
Jun 69.8 58 39.9
Jul 70.2 57.9 39
Aug 70.7 58.2 39.2
Sep 70.5 58.9 41
Oct 69.4 59 44.3
Nov 69.9 59.4 44.6
Dec 69.9 59.8 45.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.5 15.2 8.2
Feb 20.6 15.2 7.7
Mar 20 14.8 8.1
Apr 20.5 15.2 7.8
May 20.9 15 6.4
Jun 21 14.4 4.4
Jul 21.2 14.4 3.9
Aug 21.5 14.6 4
Sep 21.4 14.9 5
Oct 20.8 15 6.8
Nov 21.1 15.2 7
Dec 21.1 15.4 7.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cajamarca are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.

When can you find snow in Cajamarca? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cajamarca.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cajamarca (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 0 5.5
Feb 29% 0 5.6
Mar 42% 0 6.1
Apr 33% 0 3.9
May 15% 0 1.6
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 3% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 6% 0 1.9
Oct 24% 0 3
Nov 22% 0 2.7
Dec 19% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 0 14
Feb 29 0 14.2
Mar 42 0 15.5
Apr 33 0 9.9
May 15 0 4.1
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 3 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 6 0 4.8
Oct 24 0 7.6
Nov 22 0 6.9
Dec 19 0 7.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Cajamarca has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (69.1%).

Wind in Cajamarca is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and July. September’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cajamarca.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.9%
Feb 65.8%
Mar 69.1%
Apr 66.4%
May 63.6%
Jun 57%
Jul 51.3%
Aug 52%
Sep 53.7%
Oct 62.3%
Nov 62.5%
Dec 63%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cajamarca?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Peru; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 09, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cajamarca, Peru is February, followed by May and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cajamarca in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 68 in August means 68% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Cajamarca Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 70.1°F (21.2°C) and 67.3°F (19.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Cajamarca, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 70.9°F (21.6°C) and 68.2°F (20.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Cajamarca to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 68°F (20°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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