Climate in Machu Picchu (Cusco), Peru

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from nearest weather station: Cusco, Peru (73 KM, 45 Miles).

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Machu Picchu (Cusco)

SAT Apr 10
15°C | -2°C

Moderate rain

SUN Apr 11
15°C | 6°C

Patchy rain possible

MON Apr 12
8°C | -2°C

Moderate rain

The best time of year to visit Machu Picchu in Peru

The best time to travel to Machu Picchu is from June to September. It is winter which means it can be pretty cool in the mountains, however it are the most dry months and you will have the biggest chance to take photos with sun and beautiful blue skies. Due to the high altitude the temperature is much lower than at other places on earth on the same latitude. At night the temperature can drop below freezing, so wearing good and warm clothing is recommended.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of September, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • The months of January, February, March, November and December have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Machu Picchu has dry periods in May, June, July and August.
  • The warmest month is September with an average maximum temperature of 20°C (68°F).

  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 18°C (64°F).
  • January is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • June is the driest month.
  • July is the most sunny month.
No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.