The best times to visit Lima for ideal weather are

April 2nd to January 14th

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


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Weather in Lima

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lima vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 93rd 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 Lima, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 82.6°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.3°F (21.3°C) at night.

Lima Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lima 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.

Lima Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lima Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lima 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan807368.7
Feb82.174.369.6
Mar80.973.468.9
Apr77.269.665.2
May72.666.763.4
Jun69.965.462.9
Jul68.163.661.3
Aug66.461.859.5
Sep67.162.259.5
Oct68.863.360.4
Nov71.765.962.6
Dec75.469.165.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan26.722.820.4
Feb27.823.520.9
Mar27.22320.5
Apr25.120.918.4
May22.619.317.4
Jun21.118.617.2
Jul20.117.616.3
Aug19.116.615.3
Sep19.516.815.3
Oct20.417.415.8
Nov22.118.817
Dec24.120.618.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lima are January, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Lima? 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 Lima.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00.1
Mar0%00.1
Apr0%00
May0%00
Jun0%00.1
Jul0%00.1
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct0%00
Nov0%00.1
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000.3
Mar000.3
Apr000
May000
Jun000.3
Jul000.3
Aug000
Sep000
Oct000
Nov000.3
Dec000

 

Humidity and Wind

Lima has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (73% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (78.3%).

Wind in Lima is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7Gentle breeze11.7Significant breeze
Feb6.5Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Mar6Light breeze10.5Significant breeze
Apr5.6Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
May5.4Light breeze9.6Significant breeze
Jun5.4Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Jul5.8Light breeze9.9Significant breeze
Aug5.9Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
Sep6.3Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
Oct6.5Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
Nov6.6Light breeze11Significant breeze
Dec7.1Gentle breeze11.7Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan73.8%
Feb73%
Mar74.5%
Apr76.9%
May78.2%
Jun76.5%
Jul76%
Aug78%
Sep78.3%
Oct77.3%
Nov75.8%
Dec75.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lima?

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 Lima, Peru is May, followed by March and April. 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 Lima in December. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.1 in December means 54.1% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Lima Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 71°F (21.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 most precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lima, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 73.4°F (23°C) and 66.7°F (19.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Lima to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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