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.
Lima Travel Guide
Weather in Lima
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)
Lima 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.
Lima Perceived Temperature (F)
Lima Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lima.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lima (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
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.
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||7||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.5||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.8||Light breeze||9.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.6||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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 Aug 21, 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 Aug 20, 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
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.