The best times to visit Peru for ideal weather are

April 16th to October 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 Peru

Temperature

Average temperatures in Peru vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 88th 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 Peru, the hottest months are January, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 81.2°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.3°F (17.9°C) at night.

Peru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Peru 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.

Peru Perceived Temperature (F)

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Peru Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 81 72.5 63.9
Feb 80.4 72.3 64.2
Mar 80.8 72.3 63.5
Apr 79.5 71 61.8
May 78.5 69.6 59.1
Jun 77 68.1 57.7
Jul 75.7 66.8 56.4
Aug 76.7 67.1 55.6
Sep 77.8 69 58.9
Oct 78 69.4 59.9
Nov 79.3 71 61.4
Dec 78.3 70.3 61.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.2 22.5 17.7
Feb 26.9 22.4 17.9
Mar 27.1 22.4 17.5
Apr 26.4 21.7 16.6
May 25.8 20.9 15.1
Jun 25 20.1 14.3
Jul 24.3 19.3 13.6
Aug 24.8 19.5 13.1
Sep 25.4 20.6 14.9
Oct 25.6 20.8 15.5
Nov 26.3 21.7 16.3
Dec 25.7 21.3 16.6

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Peru are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Peru? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Peru is often around around November 5th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Peru.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 4
Feb 21% 0 4.2
Mar 18% 0 3.9
Apr 12% 0 2.7
May 8% 0 1.6
Jun 6% 0 1.1
Jul 4% 0 0.8
Aug 4% 0 0.8
Sep 7% 0 1.5
Oct 11% 0 2.3
Nov 12% 39 2.6
Dec 15% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 10.2
Feb 21 0 10.7
Mar 18 0 9.9
Apr 12 0 6.9
May 8 0 4.1
Jun 6 0 2.8
Jul 4 0 2
Aug 4 0 2
Sep 7 0 3.8
Oct 11 0 5.8
Nov 12 99.1 6.6
Dec 15 0 7.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Peru has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (58.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (65.9%).

Wind in Peru is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.5 KPH) is considered “a 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.

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Wind

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

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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 5.1 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.8 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 5 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.1%
Feb 65.9%
Mar 65.5%
Apr 64.8%
May 62.6%
Jun 61.5%
Jul 60.9%
Aug 58.6%
Sep 60.7%
Oct 60.4%
Nov 60.6%
Dec 63.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Peru?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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

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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 68 in August means 68% of the tourists vs. February.


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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 3 to 6 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 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 normal amount: 2 to 3 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 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 fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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