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Climate and weather of Peru



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Peru




 

Climate

 
Peru has three different climatic zones.

Temperatures are mild on the coast (20 to 27°) and In the mountains (20°) throughout the year. They are higher in the interior plain (32° all year round). Rainfall is very low on the coast (less than 100 mm per year), moderate in the mountains and abundant in the interior plain.

The coast (west of Peru)
The coast has a dry climate with two seasons (summer and winter).

Summer (December to April)
Temperatures are mild (24 to 28°) and rainfall is very low (less than 100 mm) or nonexistent. Sunshine is moderate (five to seven hours a day).

Winter (May to November)
Temperatures are mild (20°) and rainfall is nonexistent. The sun shines only one or two hours per day because a thick fog is continuously present.

The central mountains
The mountains located in the center of Peru have a temperate tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (November to April)
Temperatures are mild during the daytime (20° between 2 500 and 3 000 meters), but they are low at night. Rainfall is moderate.

Dry season (May to October)
Temperatures reach 20° between 2 500 and 3 000 meters (they are low at night). The rains are very low or nonexistent. Sunshine is high.

The interior plain (east of Peru)
The interior plain has a tropical climate with a long rainy season and a short dry season. Rainfall ranges from 1700 mm per year to 2900 mm per year.

Rainy season (September to May)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (June to August)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall is moderate. Southern cold winds sometimes cause a sharp drop in temperatures for several days.

 When to go to Peru (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Peru is pleasant during the following months :

Côtes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Andes et Amazonie
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Lima (Capital of Peru)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
26°
27°
26°
24°
22°
20°
min
19°
20°
20°
18°
16°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
19°
19°
19°
20°
22°
24°
min
15°
15°
15°
15°
16°
18°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
..
..
..
..
..
..
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
..
..
..
..
..
..

Cusco

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
19°
19°
19°
20°
20°
19°
min
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
19°
20°
20°
21°
20°
20°
min

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
160
130
100
40
10
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
10
20
40
80
120

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Peru are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Peru weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Peru, a country located in South America, is bordered by Bolivia and Chile to the southeast, by the Pacific Ocean to the west, by Ecuador to the northwest, by Colombia to the north and by Brazil to the east.

Capital: Lima
Area: 1 300 000 km²
Population: 30 000 000 inhabitants
Languages: Spanish, Quechua
Currency: Sol

Peru










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