How is the weather in Cusco,Peru

Dry and Wet season!

The Cusco región where the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are don’t have the normal 4 season you may be used to. They have 2 defined seasons, the dry season (April to September) and the wet season (October to March).

Due to this more people hike during the dry season and less during the wet season. This can be used to decide when to travel to Cusco and do the Inca Trail. Permits get sold out pretty quick from April to July. If crowds are not your thing, we suggest hiking during march or after July.

It doesn’t mean that the weather during the other months is awful. Rains aren’t that heavy during those months that’s why we still allow trekking during them. The Inca Trail is closed in February due to rains and for maintenance of the trek.

Temperature in Cusco doesn’t fluctuate much during the year. During the day it can get to 20°C and during the night it can get to single digits.
For your trek to the Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail we recommend you to be ready for rains at any point of the year. The weather is unpredictable in the mountains so it’s better to be ready. Also having layers for the night in case temperature gets below zero.

Weather of Cusco in January

The maximum daily temperatures are 19 ° C, the minimum temperature is 7 ° C. In January, weather of Cusco is cloudy 50% of the days. The Weather of Cusco in January presents constantly rainfall, remaining at approximately 103 millimeters, and rarely exceeds 182 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco  in February

The maximum daily temperatures are 19 ° C, the minimum temperature is 7 ° C. In February, weather of Cusco Peru is cloudy 93% of the days. The weather of Cusco Peru in the month of February presents average rainfall decreases, rarely exceeds 170 millimeters and is less than 32 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco  in March

The maximum daily temperatures are 19 ° C, the minimum daily temperatures are around 7 ° C. In March, weather of Cusco Peru is cloudy from 93% to 88% of the days. The weather of Cusco Peru in the month of March presents rainfall decreases rapidly, rarely exceeds 147 millimeters or is less than 13 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco in April

The maximum daily temperatures are around 20 ° C, the minimum daily temperatures are 5 ° C. The month of April, Cuzco remains cloudy from 88% to 71% of the days. The average rainfall in April decreases rapidly, rarely exceeds 84 millimeters or falls to less than 11 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco in May

The maximum daily temperatures are around 20 ° C, the minimum daily temperatures fall below 3 ° C. In May, weather of Cusco is cloudy from 71% to 63% of the days. The weather of Cusco in the month of May presents rainfall decreases gradually, rarely exceeding 22 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco  in June

The maximum daily temperatures are around 20 ° C, the minimum temperatures fall below 1 ° C. In June, weather of Cusco Peru is cloudy from 62% to 50% of the days
The weather of Cusco Peru in June presents constantly rainfall, rarely exceeding 14 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco in July

The maximum daily temperatures are around 20 ° C, the minimum temperature is around 0 ° C. The month of July, Cuzco remains cloudy from 50% to 44% of the days.
The average rainfall in July is essentially constant, remaining at approximately 4 millimeters, and rarely exceeds 14 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco  in August

Maximum daily temperatures are around 20 ° C, minimum daily temperatures rarely fall below 2 ° C.
In August, weather of Cusco Peru is cloudy from 44% to 58% of the days. The weather of Cusco Peru in August presents constantly rainfall, remaining at approximately 4 millimeters, and rarely exceeds 18 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco in September

Maximum daily temperatures are around 21 ° C, minimum daily temperatures rarely fall below 4 ° C. During the month of September, Cuzco remains cloudy from 58% to 79% of the days.
The average rainfall in September increases, rarely exceeds 48 millimeters or falls to less than 3 millimeters

Weather of Cusco  in October

The maximum daily temperatures are around 21 ° C, the minimum daily temperatures rarely fall below 6 ° C. In October, weather of Cusco Peru is cloudy from 80% to 85% of the days.
The weather of Cusco Peru in the month of October shows increases rainfall, rarely exceeds 78 millimeters or is less than 3 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco  in November

Maximum daily temperatures are around 21 ° C, minimum daily temperatures rarely fall below 7 ° C. In November, weather of Cusco Peru is cloudy from 85% to 91% of the days.
The weather of Cusco Peru in October presents increases rainfall, rarely exceeds 78 millimeters or is less than 11 millimeters.

Weather of Cusco in December

The maximum temperatures are 20 ° C, the minimum daily temperatures rarely fall below 7 ° C. The month of December, Cuzco remains cloudy 92% of the days.
The average rainfall during the month of December increases quickly, rarely exceeds 114 millimeters or is less than 26 millimeters.

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