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CLIMATE AND AVERAGE MONTHLY WEATHER IN Machu Picchu, 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.

What is the best time of year to go to Machu Picchu in Peru? Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:
  • During the months of September, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures.
  • Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in January.
  • Machu Picchu has dry periods in May, June, July, August and September.
  • On average, the warmest month is September.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • January is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain.
  • June is the driest month.
Do these climate conditions match with when you want to go to Machu Picchu in Peru? Find out where to stay here.

For more information, see the weather forecast and our average climate information (by month in graphs) in a beautiful overview below.

* Data from nearest weather station: Cusco, Peru (73.2 KM).
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Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Fahrenheit »
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Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours
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Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches »
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Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.
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Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity
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Average wind speed over the year

This is the mean monthly wind speed (meters per second)
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Weather Forecast for Machu Picchu

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WED
Patchy rain possible
12°C
4°C
THU
Patchy rain possible
15°C
3°C
FRI
Moderate or heavy sleet
12°C
3°C

Today's forecast

10 Day Forecast 
Patchy rain possible
12°C | 4°C °C
3.9 mm