Peru weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Peru

The best time to visit in Peru is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Peru is 26°C in February and the lowest is 21°C in July. The water temperature is between 17°C and 24°C.

Peru has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Peru or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Peru by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 25 26 25 24 23 22 21 21 21 22 22 23
Water temp. (°C) 22 23 24 22 20 20 19 17 17 18 20 21
Precipitation (mm) 3 4 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Climate data from city: Lima

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14 day weather forecast Peru

The weather for in Peru will be 22° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Peru is based on the weather conditions in the city of Lima.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Monday 29 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Tuesday 30 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Wednesday 1 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
17°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
19°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
19°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
20°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3

Climate Peru

Peru has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Peru is 23° degrees and there is about 16 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 334 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Peru

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 25 26 25 24 23 22 21 21 21 22 22 23
Night temp. (°C) 20 22 21 20 18 17 16 15 16 16 17 19
Water temp. (°C) 22 23 24 22 20 20 19 17 17 18 20 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 4 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Days with rain 3 5 6 3 1 - 1 - 1 - - 1
Dry days 28 23 25 27 30 30 30 31 29 31 30 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 9 9 7 7 8 10 11 12 12 12
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6
Climate data from city: Lima

Peru weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Peru? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Peru?

Peru lies in a straight line about 9,752 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Lima).

How long is the flight to Peru?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Peru is approximately 13 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Peru?

These are the largest airports in Peru:

  • Jorge Chávez International Airport – Lima
  • Rodríguez Ballón International Airport – Arequipa
  • Capitan FAP Carlos Martinez De Pinillos International Airport – Trujillo
  • Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport – Iquitos
  • Capitán FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport – Piura
  • Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport – Cusco
  • Teniente FAP Jaime A De Montreuil Morales Airport – Chimbote
  • Cap FAP David Abenzur Rengifo International Airport – Pucallpa
  • Coronel FAP Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport – Tacna
  • Inca Manco Capac International Airport – Juliaca

How many inhabitants are there in Peru?

Peru has approximately 31,826,018 inhabitants.

How big is Peru?

The area of Peru is around 1,285,220 km². It is 1,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Peru?

The capital of Peru is Lima.

What is the currency of Peru?

In Peru the Peruvian Sol (PEN) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 November 2021

  • 1 Peruvian Sol = 0.23 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 4.33 Peruvian Sol
  • 10 Peruvian Sol = 2.31 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 43.35 Peruvian Sol
  • 100 Peruvian Sol = 23.07 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 433.46 Peruvian Sol

What is the area code of Peru?

The area code to call Peru is +51.