Peru’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Summer in Peru is from December to February and winter from July to September. There’s not a bad time to visit Peru, however as a very general recommendation the best time to visit the coast is during the summer (Dec-Feb) and the best time to visit the mountains is in the winter (Jul-Sept). The jungle is hot and steamy all year round with heavy rains in December and January.
Average Temperatures and Rainfall
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|Av. High (C)||25||26||26||24||21||19||17||17||17||19||20||23|
|Av. Low (F)||66||68||66||65||61||59||57||56||56||57||61||63|
|Av. Low (C)||19||20||19||18||16||15||14||13||13||14||16||17|
|Av. High (F)||66||66||67||68||68||67||67||68||68||70||69||68|
|Av. High (C)||19||19||19||20||20||19||19||20||20||21||20||20|
|Av. Low (F)||44||44||44||41||37||34||34||34||39||42||43||43|
|Av. Low (C)||7||7||7||5||3||1||1||1||4||6||6||6|
Peru is separated up into three unmistakable topographical areas: the drift, the mountain good countries and the wilderness.
The Mountain Highlands (Cusco, Lake Titicaca, and so on)
Mid April – October.
This period is the dry season, with hot, dry days and cool, dry evenings, regularly floating simply above solidifying, especially in June and July. May is maybe the greatest month with the farmland especially lavish, yet with sublime perspectives and fine climate. You’ll discover the blossoms in full sprout, the grass green and the streams full.
Peru’s high season is from June to August which matches with the dry season and summer occasions in North America and Europe. You’ll discover Cusco an entirely cosmopolitan city with sightseers from everywhere throughout the globe merging on Machu Picchu.
November – Mid April
This is the wet season with most rain in January and February. It’s generally evident and dry most mornings with upheavals of overwhelming precipitation in the evenings. The day by day temperatures are commonly mellow with just a little drop during the evening.
The Inca Trail is significantly less swarmed amid this period and there’s a more bounteous new water supply, obviously be all around prepared for the rain. You’ll likewise discover a few streets may end up plainly closed especially when attempting to visit towns off the beaten track.
Huge numbers of Peru’s significant celebrations, for example, Carnival and Easter Week happen amid this period.
The Coast (Lima, Nasca, Arequipa).
December – April
This is mid year on the drift where the climate is hot and dry and perfect for swimming and getting a tan. Temperatures all things considered range from 25-35C. There is next to zero rain amid these months. The shorelines around Lima and the North can stuffed amid the periods of January and February which agree with school occasions.
May – November
From May to November the temperature drops a bit and you’ll discover covers of ocean fog overwhelming the drift from the south up to around 200 km north of Lima. During this season just the northern shorelines, for example, Mancora and Punta Sal are sufficiently warm to give wonderful swimming.
April – October
This is the dry season with day by day temperatures averaging 30-35C. However cool fronts from the South Atlantic are normal when the temperatures can drop to 15C amid the day and 13C around evening time.
The dry season is the best time to visit the wilderness districts as there are less mosquitoes and the waterways are low, uncovering the shorelines. It’s additionally a decent time to see settling and to see the creatures at short proximity, as they remain nearby to the waterways and are all the more effectively observed.
November – March
This is the wet season, hot and muggy, when you can expect substantial rain at whenever. It downpours for a couple of hours on end, so it’s insufficient to ruin your trek. Wellington boots are an absolute necessity however, as a portion of the wilderness trails can turn out to be little streams.