The best times to visit Iquitos for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Iquitos Travel Guide
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Weather in Iquitos
Average temperatures in Iquitos vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 Iquitos, the hottest months are October, September, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early November where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.
Iquitos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Iquitos 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.
Iquitos Perceived Temperature (F)
Iquitos Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Iquitos 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 Iquitos are August, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid August. For example, on the week of August 6th there are 2 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 Iquitos? 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 Iquitos.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Iquitos (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
Iquitos has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (75.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (81.2%).
Wind in Iquitos is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by November and February. March’s average wind speed of around 2.8 knots (3.2 MPH or 5.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Iquitos.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||2.8||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.3||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.4||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.4||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.3||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.7||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Iquitos?
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 Iquitos, Peru is January, followed by March and May. 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 Iquitos in June. 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 Iquitos Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 12 to 15 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Iquitos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 90.7°F (32.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 14 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 perfect this time of year in Iquitos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 88.9°F (31.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 15 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.