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.
Cajamarca Travel Guide
Other Cajamarca Travel Info
Weather in Cajamarca
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)
Cajamarca Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Cajamarca Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cajamarca (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.