Peru weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Peru weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Peru is expected to be 21°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 22°C. The weather guide for Peru shown below is for Lima. Read more about the weather in Peru.

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Peru weather averages

Check Peru weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in Peru is February with an average maximum temperature of 27°C. The sunniest months are February, March and April with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December with 1 day. The sea is at its warmest in Peru in January, February and March with an average sea temperature of 21°C. The Peru weather averages shown below are for Lima.

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Peru weather today

Here is the weather in Peru today, Sunday 28th May 2017. Expect broken clouds in Peru with a maximum temperature of 21°C and 2 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a gentle breeze of 14 kph from the south. The weather forecast shown below is for Lima.

  • 21
    °C maximum temperature
  • 18
    °C minimum temperature
  • broken clouds
  • 2
    hours of sunshine
  • 0
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 14
    kph wind from S

5-day weather forecast

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Peru weather overview

Peru is a large country, twice the size of France, with a long, narrow Pacific coastal plain, the high Andes mountains - which include a substantial area of high plateau - in its interior and a region of low-lying rainforest in the Amazon Basin.

The coastal plain, which has Lima at its centre, has a desert-like climate with just minimal rainfall throughout the year. Here the cold offshore Humboldt Current plays a key role by producing a lot of cloud and mist which obscures the sun and prevents temperatures from rising.

In the mountains, it's a different story: temperatures drop lower the higher up you go. The slopes of the Andes are semi-tropical but, on higher ground, night time temperatures can be extremely cold and frosts are frequent during the dry season. The high peaks are permanently snow-capped.

On the Andean plateau, rainfall is low and occurs mainly from December to March. The two main hazards you'll encounter here are altitude sickness and sunburn: the air is very thin at 3,000m (10,000ft), so you should be prepared to acclimatise slowly.

The lowlands to the east of the Andes have a hot, steamy equatorial climate with a single heavy rainy season from November to February when temperatures are highest.

What to pack for Peru weather

Pack light cotton clothing plus rainwear for the Amazon Basin, warmer clothes for the evenings and winters on the coast and much warmer clothing for the mountains.

Peru holiday weather averages by month

Check Peru holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Peru weather with the USA

Below the Peru weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Peru (Lima) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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