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When is the best time to visit Peru?

The best time to visit Peru (Lima) is February, March and April based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Peru (Lima)26
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Peru (Lima)27
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Peru (Lima)26
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Peru (Lima)25
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Peru (Lima)22
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Peru (Lima)20
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Peru (Lima)19
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Peru (Lima)18
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Peru (Lima)19
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Peru (Lima)20
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Peru (Lima)22
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Peru (Lima)24

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The weather guide for Peru (Lima) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Peru weather overview

Peru is a large country, twice the size of France, with a long, narrow Pacific coastal plain, the high Andes mountains - which include a substantial area of high plateau - in its interior and a region of low-lying rainforest in the Amazon Basin.

The coastal plain, which has Lima at its centre, has a desert-like climate with just minimal rainfall throughout the year. Here the cold offshore Humboldt Current plays a key role by producing a lot of cloud and mist which obscures the sun and prevents temperatures from rising.

In the mountains, it's a different story: temperatures drop lower the higher up you go. The slopes of the Andes are semi-tropical but, on higher ground, night time temperatures can be extremely cold and frosts are frequent during the dry season. The high peaks are permanently snow-capped.

On the Andean plateau, rainfall is low and occurs mainly from December to March. The two main hazards you'll encounter here are altitude sickness and sunburn: the air is very thin at 3,000m (10,000ft), so you should be prepared to acclimatise slowly.

The lowlands to the east of the Andes have a hot, steamy equatorial climate with a single heavy rainy season from November to February when temperatures are highest.

What to pack for Peru weather

Pack light cotton clothing plus rainwear for the Amazon Basin, warmer clothes for the evenings and winters on the coast and much warmer clothing for the mountains.

Which is the hottest month in Peru?

The hottest time of year in Lima, Peru is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 27°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Peru?

It never rains much in Lima, Peru but August usually has the most rain with an average of 3mm. There are normally 2 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Peru?

The sunniest time of year in Lima, Peru is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 59% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Peru?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Lima, Peru in February when the water temperature reaches 21°C.

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