Country Overview For Peru

The climate in Peru typically varies from tropical in the east to dry desert in the west; temperate to frigid in the Andes. The terrain: western coastal plain (costa), high and rugged Andes in center (sierra), eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin (selva).

Weather advice for Cusco trekking!

Cusco, Peru: Annual Weather Averages. January is the hottest month in Cusco with an average temperature of 52°F (11°C) and the coldest is July at 45°F (7°C) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in August. The wettest month is January with an average of 155mm of rain.

Raining season in Cusco (November to March)

The “raining season” in Cusco normally goes from November to February or March, with an average annual rainfall, ranging from 600 to 1000 mm. The short, sharp burst rains are generally experienced in the afternoon, Cusco can have 2 or 3 rainbows at the same time, and the Inca city of Machu Picchu is in its most intense green phase.

  • Precipitation: Less than 500 mm to 1000 mm / year.
  • Temperatures: Maximum up to 26 ° C. Average: 18° C to 23° C.
  • Minimum: It descends to 4 ° C.

During the months of September, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures.

– Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in January, February, March and December.
– Cusco has dry periods in May, June, July, August and September.
– On average, the warmest month is September.
– On average, the coolest month is July.
– January is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don’t like too much rain.
– June is the driest month.

Link to weather chart info