Peru weather is very unpredictable. It could be rainy early in the morning then in the mid-day, be stifling hot. In fact, in one day, Peruvians can experience all the four seasons. But in general, the weather in Peru consists of two seasons only. These are the wet and dry season. However, since Peru is a geographically diverse country, the local weather patterns can greatly vary.
Weather in Peru’s Three Distinct Geographical Regions
There are three distinct geographical regions in Peru. Generally speaking, the weather varies greatly in these regions. The three regions are the mountain highlands which include Cusco and Lake Titicaca, the coastal region which includes Lima, Nasca, and Arequipa, and the Amazon jungle.
In the mountain highlands, the sun shines all year round during the morning but the temperature starts to get colder at night, usually averaging five degrees Celsius. The dry season, which is characterized by dry days and cold dry nights, is from mid-April to October. The wet season, on the other hand, is from November to mid-April. The months with the most rain are January and February.
In the Coast, there is varied weather on which winter runs from June to September. Unlike in other countries, summertime in coastal regions of Peru lands on the months of December to April. During these months, beaches around Lima and the North are packed.
Just like in the highlands and the coast, there are also wet and dry seasons in the Amazon jungle. The dry season is from April to October with an average temperature of 30 to 35 degrees Celsius and the wet season is from November to March.
Peru weather varies in the three different regions. Although the weather in Peru is quite irregular, the good thing is that Peruvians only have to adjust to two main seasons.