Seasons in Peru

Peru is one of the most exotic and mysterious countries of the world. Here is concentrated an incredible amount of monuments of the Inca. The legacy of an ancient civilization still dominates the minds of scientists and archaeologists. Technology Indians ascribed to an alien origin. In this country you can get into the Amazon jungle, Andes mountains, to the mountain lake Titicaca.

Peru — distant South American country with an intriguing history, unique architecture and the extraordinary natural diversity. Being an owner of one of the new seven wonders of the world — mysterious Machu Picchu and Peru is proud of the rich heritage of the Inca Empire. This colourful, full of contrasts country attracts tourists not only for its great archaeological heritage, but also authentic colonial architecture, exquisite gastronomy, and pristine nature in the mountains and the jungle. Located in the Andes on the West coast of South America the country is bordered in the Northwest by Ecuador, on the North by Colombia, on the East by Brazil, Southeast with Bolivia and Chile. In the West, its coastline is washed by the Pacific ocean. Peru is considered one of the largest countries in South America, it ranks third after Brazil and Argentina.

Climatic conditions in the Republic of Peru varies in the coastal zone and in the mountainous regions of the country. In the Western part is dominated by the predominantly tropical desert type of climate, in the Eastern regions is sub — Equatorial, while in the mountains the climate depends on the height of the terrain and very changeable (at altitudes greater than 4 km, which even in summer can be frozen). The best time to visit these mountains and Jungle of Peru is June — August; coast — December to March.

Weather in Peru varies from region to region. Coastal districts are characterized by warm dry weather and in the mountains are much cooler and rainy. Temperatures on the coast never drops below plus 8 degrees, while in the mountains there are frosts at night and temperatures can drop to -6 degrees. In Peru are quite noticeable differences between day and night temperatures, therefore, at any time of the year we recommend to bring warm clothes.

We recommend all travelers to be vaccinated against yellow fever in case they are going to visit areas of the Amazon. If the travel route includes a visit to the Amazonian jungle, the medication for malaria prevention is required. Do not swim in open water, rivers and especially in lakes with stagnant water. High solar activity. In the mountains there is the risk of getting mountain sickness. There are also natural foci of the spread of typhoid fever and rabies.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Peru

Comfortably relax in the Republic in March-may. The average temperature in Peru in March takes the value 26 degrees in April is 24 degree, in may 22-23 degrees. In March-April it is better to refuse to visit the highlands and the jungle. At this time, in mountain areas and tropical forests of the country continues the rainy season.

Favorable weather in Peru in the spring for a trip to the coast. In particular this applies to March and April; by may on the coast usually start to hang dense fogs, and suitable for recreation are beaches near Tumbes — city in North-Western Peru.

The climate of the spring months

(Lima)

March
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.5 mm (0.02")
Water t°: +24 °C (75.2°F)
April
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0 mm (0")
Water t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.5 mm (0.02")
Water t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)

Spring holidays

  • March, 8 — International women's day;
  • April-may — Good Friday and Easter;
  • May, 1 — Labour day.

Summer in Peru

If You are going to Peru in the summer, do not forget that the summer in the designated country is in December-February. In the mountainous regions and rainforests of Peru in the midst of the rainy season: the weather is very hot, wet, and rain can start at any time, but are rarely delayed more than 2-3 hours. The hottest weather in Peru in summer in February. The air temperature in this month is 1-2 degrees above the December and January level and is approximately 28 degrees. Maximum precipitation falls in Peru in January. Especially high humidity in the Rainforest..

The climate of the summer months

(Lima)

June
Max average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 1 mm (0.03")
Water t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Jule
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 2 mm (0.08")
Water t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
August
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 2 mm (0.08")
Water t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)


Summer holidays

  • June, 29 — the Day of Saints Peter and Paul;
  • 28 and 29 of July — independence Day;
  • August, 30 — Santa Rosa, St. Rose of Lima, patroness of the Peruvian capital.

Autumn in Peru

If you are going to travel to Peru in the autumn months, we advise you to plan a trip for September or October. In these months the average daily temperature is around 20-22 degrees, rains often. Can upset weather in Peru in autumn, if you relax, you will arrive in November. The November rains, of course, not such strong and long, as in February, however, will complicate trips to the mountains or tropical forests.

Holiday in Peru in November without rain possible at the coast. Sometimes it is only small drizzle (Garoua), which is unlikely to affect your plans.

The climate of the autumn months

(Lima)

September
Max average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0 mm (0")
Water t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
October
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0 mm (0")
Water t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
November
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0 mm (0")
Water t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)

Autumn holidays

  • October, 8 — Day battle of Angamos;
  • November, 1 — all saints day.

Winter in Peru

The best period to visit is June-August. In these months in Peru comes winter, rainfall is the minimum amount. Usually the weather in Peru in the winter quite comfortable. The average temperature is 20, 19 and 18 degrees in June, July and September respectively.

On the coast of Peru in June-August is pretty cool, there is no pronounced temperature fluctuations. In the mountainous areas of the country during this period is dry, but temperatures can vary from 20-25 degrees during the day and 5-10 degrees at night.

The climate of the winter months

(Lima)

December
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.5 mm (0.02")
Water t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
January
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 1 mm (0.03")
Water t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
February
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.5 mm (0.02")
Water t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)

Winter holidays

 

  • December, 8 — immaculate conception;
  • December, 25 — Christmas;
  • January, 1 — New Year.