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Average climate of Peru

The climate of Peru has an average yearly temperature of 32°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 30°C and rise to 33°C.

Annually, about 1362 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Peru.

The climate of Peru

Climate table Peru

The climate table for Peru shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 30 30 31 31 30 31 31 33 33 33 32 31
Nighttime temperature (°C) 22 22 23 22 21 22 20 23 23 24 24 22
Precipitation (mm) 164 163 200 136 75 69 34 44 45 126 176 130
UV Index 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 8 9 8 8 8

Temperature per month in Peru

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Peru

Temperature per month in Peru

Precipitation per month in Peru

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Peru.

Precipitation per month in Peru

UV index per month in Peru

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Peru.

UV index per month in Peru

Yearly temperature in Peru

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Peru, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Peru

Yearly total precipitation in Peru

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Peru.

Precipitation per year in Peru

More climate information about Peru

Most people do not know that Peru actually has a wide variety of climates, due to its diverse geography. Peru is divided into four major climate zones each with its own characteristics: the coastal zone, the highlands, the jungle and the rainforest.

The Peruvian coast

Peru's western edge, bordering the Pacific Ocean, has a temperate climate. This region is characterised by cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature along the coast is 21 degrees Celsius. However, it is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below 15 degrees Celsius at night or rise above 30 degrees Celsius during the day.

The Peruvian highlands

The Peruvian highlands are located in the central part of the country, east of the coast. This area includes the Andes Mountains and some lower elevations. The highlands have a temperate climate, with average temperatures of 10-15 degrees Celsius. Depending on the altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 degrees Celsius or rise to 20 degrees Celsius. This region has two distinct seasons: a dry season (from April to October) and a wet season (from November to March). Precipitation varies depending on altitude, but is generally lower than in the coastal region.

The Peruvian jungle

Peru's jungle region stretches from the north to the south. This region is characterised by high temperatures and high humidity. The average temperature in the jungle is about 27 degrees Celsius. There is also a lot of rainfall in this region, averaging about 2,000 millimetres per year. However, rainfall can vary considerably from place to place within the jungle region. For example, while Iquitos gets an average of 3,000 millimetres of rain per year, Puerto Maldonado receives 1,500 millimetres.

The Amazon rainforest

Peru is home to much of the Amazon rainforest, located in the east of the country. It has a tropical climate, with very hot and humid weather throughout the year. Average temperatures in the area hover around 27 degrees Celsius. However, the high humidity often makes it feel much hotter. There is a lot of rainfall in the rainforest area, averaging about 3,000 millimetres per year.

Best time to visit Peru

Peru is a country that has a lot to offer tourists. From its Inca heritage to its beautiful nature, there is something for everyone in Peru. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Peru to see the ancient ruins, experience the vibrant nightlife and taste the delicious food. But when is the best time to visit the country?

In general, best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, which largely runs from May to October. June to August is high season for tourism, so expect crowds and higher prices during these months. If you want to avoid the crowds and still enjoy nice weather, consider visiting in April or November.

Peru's climate varies depending on which region you are in. The Amazon region is hot and humid all year round, while the Andes mountains are colder and drier. The coastal areas, such as Lima, are usually sunny and dry.

Best time for Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you want to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, keep in mind that it can only be done during the dry season (May-October). The trail closes for maintenance every February.

Best time to visit the Amazon

If you are planning to go to the Amazon rainforest, it is best to go during the rainy season (November-April). This may not sound like ideal weather, but it is actually the best time to see wildlife as they come out in search of food and water. Moreover, the rainforest takes on a whole new level of beauty when it is covered in greenery. Do pack your mackintosh and bug spray.

Average weather in Peru per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Peru and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Peru, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.

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