The climate in Peru

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 35 measuring stations in Peru.
Weather stations at an altitude above 3830m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 19 degrees.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Peru

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Peru
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Peru
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Peru
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Peru
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Peru
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Peru

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to June 2021 was reported by the Pucallpa weather station. In August 2006 the record temperature of 40.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 31 weather stations in Peru below 3830 metres altitude, was recorded in 1997 with an average temperature of 21.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 19.7 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Cuzco. Here the temperature dropped to -8.0 °C in May 2014. Cuzco lies at an altitude of 3249 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1950 with an average temperature of 20.8 °C. In Peru, it is usual to have about 1.8 degrees more at 22.5 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in Februar 1978. With 95.2 mm per day, the Quincemil weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Tingo Maria. The driest region is near San Juan.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.