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Machu Picchu Weather

During the day, the Machu Picchu Weather is warm and wet and at night is cool. The temperature ranges between 12 and 24 degrees Celsius. The area is generally rainy, about 1955 mm per year, especially between November and March. The rains, which are copious, rapidly alternate with periods of intense sunshine.

The climate is rainy between November and March; roads are often closed by landslides or flooding. Dry and warm from April to October, this season is suitable and recommended for visiting Machu Picchu. In the months of June, July and August the temperature is often below zero.

The annual maximum temperature varies from 20.4 to 26.6 degrees Celsius and the annual minimum temperature ranges between 8 and 11.2 degrees Celsius.

However, Machu Picchu has part of the Amazon jungle, and the rains are latent in all seasons. In the hottest days it is possible to achieve approximately 26 Celsius, in the coldest early mornings in June and July the temperature can drop to -2 C. Its annual average temperature is 16 C. You can clearly differentiate two seasons: the rainy season (November to March), recommended visitors bring appropriate clothing and the strong sun season (April to October), with a notable increase in temperature.

There is an average rainfall that fluctuates between the 1 500 and 2 000 800 cubic meters, so the monthly relative humidity is directly related to rainfall, for which the average humidity is 77% during the dry months and 91% in the rainy months.

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to October, the best months even if the nights are cool, because the climate is very pleasant and very little rain.

From November to March should be avoided if it is possible due to the rains.

What to bring:

Sweater or jacket
Hat or cap
Raincoat in the rainy season
Boots or walking shoes without heels
Bathing suit for the hot springs of Aguas Calientes
Insect repellent

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