Lima Climate & Weather
Lima Climate and Weather
The weather in Lima is influenced by the cold offshore Humboldt Current, and the city has a mild desert climate, much cooler than one might expect for what is technically a subtropical desert region. It gets neither very cold nor very hot in Lima: temperatures rarely fall below 54°F (12°C) and seldom rise above 84°F (29°C) year-round. It is a cloudy and foggy city, which doesn't actually get that much sun. Rainfall is extremely low and what little the city does get comes in the form of drizzles in winter, or occasional, brief showers in summer. There are two distinct seasons: summer, from December through April, is sunny and generally cloud-free, but can be very foggy, with temperatures ranging from 64°F (18°C) to 84°F (29°C); winter, from June to October, is a grey season with cooler temperatures ranging from 54°F (12°C) to 66°F (19°C), and is frequently overcast; May and November are transitional months. Humidity is high in Lima all year. The city is known for its beautiful sunsets, which are especially colourful. Lima's climate is fairly consistent, and seldom wonderful for travellers, so it doesn't really matter when one visits; however, the city gets the most sun and is least foggy between December and April, making this the best time to travel to the city.
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