Average weather in January in Machupicchu, Peru

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Machupicchu in January is 6.6°C (43.88°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 158mm (6.2in). This makes it the wettest month of the year. It rains on average a total of 18 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 18.7°C (65.66°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 141 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Machupicchu should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 6 °C
Max Temperature 18 °C
Chance of Rain 60%
Precipitation 158mm
Rainy Days 18
Sunshine Hours 141

Where to stay in Machupicchu

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What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
6/10
Camping
3/10

Weather Forecasts for Machupicchu

TUE May 24
15°C | 1°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

WED May 25
14°C | 2°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

THU May 26
14°C | 1°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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