The best times to visit Peru 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.
Peru Travel Guide
Weather in Peru
Average temperatures in Peru vary barely at all and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 3 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Peru, the hottest months are January, February, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-January where highs are regularly around 81.2°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.1°F (17.8°C) at night.
Peru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Peru 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.
Peru Perceived Temperature (F)
Peru Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Peru 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 precipitation in Peru are January, February, and then March. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are only 0.4 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2.2 days with significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Peru? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early November. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around November 5th. 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 Peru.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Peru (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
Peru has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (58.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (65.9%).
Wind in Peru is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Peru.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||5.1||a light breeze||10.9||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.2||a light breeze||10.7||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.8||a light breeze||10.6||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.9||a light breeze||10.3||a gentle breeze|
|May||4.8||a light breeze||10||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.9||a light breeze||9.8||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||a light breeze||9.9||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||5||a light breeze||10.3||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||5||a light breeze||10.4||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.4||a light breeze||11||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||5.7||a light breeze||11.2||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.5||a light breeze||11.3||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Peru?
As of 5/19/2017 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.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in 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 Peru 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 Peru Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 77.6°F (25.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Peru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 80.1°F (26.7°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow 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 Peru to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are busy with tourists.