PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
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
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
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
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