The best times to visit Tumbes for ideal weather are

July 30th to September 30th

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

 

 


Other Tumbes Travel Info

Weather in Tumbes

Temperature

Average temperatures in Tumbes vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Tumbes, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 89.6°F (32°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.

Tumbes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Tumbes 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.

Tumbes Perceived Temperature (F)

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Tumbes Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Tumbes 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)
Jan8980.472.8
Feb88.581.172.6
Mar89.181.872.4
Apr89.181.772
May87.780.571.9
Jun85.378.570.5
Jul83.776.869.3
Aug80.874.867.9
Sep80.874.768
Oct81.774.968.7
Nov82.775.969.1
Dec86.178.770.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan31.726.922.7
Feb31.427.322.6
Mar31.727.722.4
Apr31.727.622.2
May30.926.922.2
Jun29.625.821.4
Jul28.724.920.7
Aug27.123.819.9
Sep27.123.720
Oct27.623.820.4
Nov28.224.420.6
Dec30.125.921.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tumbes are July, September, and then August. 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Tumbes? 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 Tumbes.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tumbes (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)
Jan13%05.2
Feb16%05.4
Mar18%04.9
Apr6%03.1
May7%01
Jun1%00.1
Jul0%00
Aug0%00.1
Sep0%00
Oct1%00.2
Nov1%00.2
Dec2%00.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan13013.2
Feb16013.7
Mar18012.4
Apr607.9
May702.5
Jun100.3
Jul000
Aug000.3
Sep000
Oct100.5
Nov100.5
Dec200.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Tumbes has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (68.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (76.4%).

Wind in Tumbes is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 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 mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

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
Jan4.6Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Feb4.6Light breeze9Gentle breeze
Mar4.4Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
Apr4.4Light breeze8.9Gentle breeze
May4Light breeze8.3Gentle breeze
Jun4.1Light breeze8.5Gentle breeze
Jul3.8Barely noticeable9.1Gentle breeze
Aug3.8Barely noticeable8.3Gentle breeze
Sep4.2Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
Oct4.4Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
Nov4.7Light breeze8.7Gentle breeze
Dec4.8Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan70.7%
Feb68.2%
Mar68.6%
Apr68.9%
May72.4%
Jun72.7%
Jul72.7%
Aug75.5%
Sep75.9%
Oct76.4%
Nov74%
Dec69.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Tumbes?

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 Tumbes, Peru is July, followed by January and September. 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 Tumbes in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 21.8 in November means 21.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Tumbes Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tumbes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 80.3°F (26.8°C), which will feel very nice 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 Tumbes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.6°F (32°C) and 84.9°F (29.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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