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Peru Climate & Weather

Peru Climate and Weather


The climate of Peru is very diverse, with a large variety of climates and microclimates, so it is difficult to generalise. The coast of Peru has a temperate, subtropical climate, cooled by the cold Humboldt current. The weather on the central and southern coast is generally sunny and humid with little rainfall, but from April to November there is a heavy sea mist, and some rain falls between June and October. The northern coast has hot, sunny summers, with occasional rain showers; the coast gets less arid further north as the effect of the Humboldt current decreases.

The Andes region is cool, with a wet season running from October to April, and a dry season from May to September. During the dry season the days in the highlands are clear and sunny but it's very cold at night, especially at altitude.

The eastern lowlands have an equatorial climate with hot weather and the possibility of rain throughout the year.

The peak tourist season in Peru is from May to October, and particularly July and August. Winter, from June to September, is the best time for the Inca Trail due to the wonderful visibility of the clear, sunny days; and this is also a good time to visit the jungle basin, as there are fewer mosquitoes.


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