The best times to visit Iquitos for ideal weather are

late July

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



Other Iquitos Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.5 78.7 72.8
Feb 90.3 79.1 72.4
Mar 89.7 78.7 72.7
Apr 89.7 78.8 72.8
May 88.9 78.4 72.5
Jun 88.1 77.7 71.4
Jul 88.2 77.2 70.3
Aug 91.1 78.8 70.6
Sep 92.5 79.6 71.6
Oct 92.1 79.7 72.3
Nov 91.5 79.6 72.7
Dec 90.4 79.3 72.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.9 25.9 22.7
Feb 32.4 26.2 22.4
Mar 32.1 25.9 22.6
Apr 32.1 26 22.7
May 31.6 25.8 22.5
Jun 31.2 25.4 21.9
Jul 31.2 25.1 21.3
Aug 32.8 26 21.4
Sep 33.6 26.4 22
Oct 33.4 26.5 22.4
Nov 33.1 26.4 22.6
Dec 32.4 26.3 22.6



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 48% 0 13
Feb 44% 0 10.5
Mar 49% 0 13.9
Apr 45% 0 13.1
May 39% 0 8.1
Jun 39% 0 6.5
Jul 34% 0 6.6
Aug 30% 0 5.4
Sep 33% 0 6.8
Oct 37% 0 8.5
Nov 45% 0 10
Dec 41% 0 9.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 48 0 33
Feb 44 0 26.7
Mar 49 0 35.3
Apr 45 0 33.3
May 39 0 20.6
Jun 39 0 16.5
Jul 34 0 16.8
Aug 30 0 13.7
Sep 33 0 17.3
Oct 37 0 21.6
Nov 45 0 25.4
Dec 41 0 24.1


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 80.3%
Feb 79.3%
Mar 80.4%
Apr 80.6%
May 80.7%
Jun 81.2%
Jul 80.4%
Aug 76.6%
Sep 75.7%
Oct 77.1%
Nov 78.9%
Dec 79.5%


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

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 53.8 in June means 53.8% of the tourists vs. January.



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.


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