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    South Peru

    Machu Picchu weather and climate

    South Peru

    Machu Picchu weather and climate

     

    Day

    25 °C

     

    Night

    9 °C

     

    Precipitation

    78 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    10 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    57 %

     

    Day

    25 °C

     

    Night

    9 °C

     

    Precipitation

    78 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    10 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    57 %

    Weather charts for Machu Picchu

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    Weather overview for Machu Picchu

    Weather overview

    Machu Picchu (Peru) in general has a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 22.6 °C (72.7 °F) in February to 24.9 °C (76.8 °F) in October. Temperatures during the night go from 6.3 °C (43.3 °F) in July to 9.6 °C (49.3 °F) in February. The driest month is June with just 2 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is February with 19 days of rain.

    January weather

    The ongoing wet season is noticeable in Machu Picchu. The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 19 days, and the rainfall amount continues to rise as well, with its value being 190 mm (7.48 in). The sea temperature reaches its maximum in January. The number of sun hours (without clouds) descents similarly to the previous month, its value is 5 hours.

    February weather

    The wet season continues in Machu Picchu. The minimum of the day temperature is observable, with its value of 22.6 °C (72.7 °F), on the contrary the maximum of the night temperature can be noticed in this month. The maximum of the rainfall amount is observable, with its value being 201 mm (7.90 in), and the number of rainy days is on its maximum as well. The number of sun hours (without clouds) is on its minimum in this month.

    March weather

    There is pending wet season in Machu Picchu. The beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed, with its value being 16 days, and the beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed as well, with its value being 164 mm (6.46 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise in March.

    April weather

    The tourist season is about to start in Machu Picchu. The descent of the number of rainy days can be observed, with its value of 8 days, and the rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month as well, with its value being 76 mm (2.98 in). The day temperature starts to rise, on the contrary the night temperature starts to descent in this month. The rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, with its value being 7 hours.

    May weather

    The number of rainy days continues to descent, the value of this measure is 3 days in Machu Picchu, and the rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month too, with its value being 6 mm (0.25 in). The tourist season is close to its peak, while the dry season slowly starts. The minimum of the wind speed is observable in May. The descent of the night temperature can be observed.

    June weather

    There is pending tourist season in Machu Picchu, and there is pending dry season too. The minimum of the number of rainy days can be noticed, with its value being 2 days, and the minimum of the rainfall amount is observable as well in June. The descent of the night temperature can be observed, with its value being 6.4 °C (43.5 °F). The minimum of the day length is observable.

    July weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Machu Picchu, and the dry season continues too. The night temperature reaches its minimum, its value is 6.3 °C (43.3 °F). The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, its value is 8 hours.

    August weather

    The day temperature rise's start could be observed, with its value being 24.3 °C (75.7 °F) in Machu Picchu, and the night temperature rise's start could be observed as well, the value of this measure is 6.9 °C (44.4 °F). The tourist season continues, and the dry season is taking place too. The number of rainy days starts to rise, with its value being 2 days. The humidity is on its minimum in August.

    September weather

    The day temperature descent's start could be observed, the value of this measure is 23.6 °C (74.5 °F) in Machu Picchu, while the night temperature continues to rise, with its value being 8.1 °C (46.6 °F). The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 5 days, while the rainfall amount starts to rise, the value of this measure is 38 mm (1.52 in). The tourist season is close to its peak. The maximum of the wind speed can be noticed, with its value of 2.0.

    October weather

    There is pending tourist season in Machu Picchu. The day temperature reaches its maximum, with its value being 24.9 °C (76.8 °F), while the rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value being 9.2 °C (48.6 °F). The rainfall amount continues to rise, with its value of 78 mm (3.05 in), and the number of rainy days continues to rise as well, the value of this measure is 10 days.

    November weather

    The beginning of the descent of the day temperature could be noticed, with its value being 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) in Machu Picchu. The rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 99 mm (3.90 in), and the number of rainy days continues to rise too, with its value of 10 days.

    December weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 22.9 °C (73.2 °F) in Machu Picchu. The wet season slowly starts. The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 16 days, and the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month too, with its value of 159 mm (6.24 in). The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, the value of this measure is 6 hours. The maximum of the day length can be noticed, the value of this measure is 13 hours.

    FAQs

    What is the humidity in March in Machu Picchu?

    Humidity in March in Machu Picchu is 68 %.

    Is it hot in April in Machu Picchu?

    In April in Machu Picchu, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

    What is the air temperature in Machu Picchu in May at night?

    The average night temperature in Machu Picchu in May is 7.5 °C (45.5 °F). The nights will be cool, layers of clothes will be needed for evening and morning walks, the hotel should be equipped with heating.

    Is June part of the dry season in Machu Picchu?

    Yes, there is a dry season in June in Machu Picchu with just 2 days during the month being rainy.

    How many rainy days can I expect in July in Machu Picchu?

    In Machu Picchu in July, we can expect 2 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 0.4 days of the week, or in general - 5 % days.

    What is the temperature in Machu Picchu during the day in August?

    In August in Machu Picchu, the average daily temperatures will be 24.3 °C (75.7 °F). A comfortable temperature for most people, where it is neither too cold nor too hot, and a large number of activities can be carried out comfortably, including sunbathing by the water. Lighter clothing will be suitable - shorts, skirts, t-shirts, jackets; a light sweater and long trousers may also be useful.

    Are there good conditions to visit in September in Machu Picchu?

    In Machu Picchu in September, there are ideal conditions for a vacation. There are only 5 days of rain in the whole month, so you can leave your umbrella at home. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 23.6 °C (74.5 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. The temperature of 8.1 °C (46.6 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    Is there a wet season in October in Machu Picchu?

    No, there is no wet season in October in Machu Picchu - you can expect 10 days of rain during the month.

    How many hours of sun to expect in November in Machu Picchu?

    There is an average length of sunshine of 7 hours per day in Machu Picchu in November.

    How windy is Machu Picchu in December?

    In December in Machu Picchu, there will be an average wind scale of 1.8. It is rather a milder or unnoticeable wind, therefore it will not bother you during your holiday.