Peru Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
BwhSubtropical desertArid5 El Callao Lambayeque Lima Piura Tacna
EtTundraPolar5 Ancash Apurímac Huancavelica Junín Puno
AfTropical rainforestTropical3 Loreto Madre de Dios San Martín
BwkMid-latitude desertArid3 Arequipa Ica Moquegua
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical2 Amazonas Pasco
BskMid-latitude steppeArid2 Cajamarca La Libertad
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate2 Cusco Huánuco
AmTropical monsoonTropical1 Ucayali
BshSubtropical steppeArid1 Tumbes
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate1 Ayacucho

Summary: Most regions (5) in Peru lie in the Subtropical desert climate zone (Köppen: Bwh). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 28.4°C (83.12°F) in Ucayali to a low of 7.28°C (45.1°F) in Huancavelica.

Climate Peru: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)31.63(88.93)32.12(89.82)32.18(89.92)31.76(89.17)32.11(89.8)32.02(89.64)32.65(90.77)34.98(94.96)36.09(96.96)34.67(94.41)33.63(92.53)31.85(89.33)36.09(96.96)
Average high °C (°F)21.14(70.05)21.21(70.18)21.44(70.59)21.36(70.45)21.06(69.91)20.38(68.68)20.11(68.2)20.79(69.42)21.15(70.07)21.12(70.02)21.34(70.41)20.75(69.35)20.99(69.78)
Daily mean °C (°F)18.08(64.54)18.25(64.85)18.38(65.08)18.09(64.56)17.61(63.7)16.7(62.06)16.3(61.34)16.95(62.51)17.63(63.73)17.78(64.0)18.08(64.54)17.77(63.99)17.63(63.73)
Average low °C (°F)13.27(55.89)13.8(56.84)13.65(56.57)12.88(55.18)11.96(53.53)10.88(51.58)10.25(50.45)10.6(51.08)11.56(52.81)12.01(53.62)12.42(54.36)12.81(55.06)12.17(53.91)
Record low °C (°F)2.84(37.11)3.04(37.47)2.13(35.83)0.46(32.83)-0.75(30.65)-1.62(29.08)-1.87(28.63)-1.13(29.97)1.03(33.85)2.15(35.87)2.92(37.26)3.31(37.96)-1.87(28.63)
Average precipitation mm (inches)194.09(7.64)228.72(9.0)205.46(8.09)123.82(4.87)75.68(2.98)40.18(1.58)35.37(1.39)37.07(1.46)70.84(2.79)128.39(5.05)135.04(5.32)183.82(7.24)121.54(4.79)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)19.6620.0719.9615.0910.957.026.276.6410.7314.7714.7317.4113.61
Average relative humidity (%)76.8278.5778.2476.2772.9570.8768.2165.6767.269.5271.1275.1972.55
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.6510.9810.6910.289.599.259.4810.411.1911.6111.9212.0410.76

Peru Climate Graph

Peru

Peru’s Cities by Temperature

Peru’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Ucayali
28.4°C | 83.12°F
Loreto
27.42°C | 81.36°F
Madre de Dios
26.69°C | 80.04°F
San Martín
26.5°C | 79.7°F
Piura
25.92°C | 78.66°F
Tumbes
24.63°C | 76.33°F
Pasco
22.72°C | 72.9°F
Lambayeque
21.74°C | 71.13°F
Amazonas
21.61°C | 70.9°F
El Callao
21.28°C | 70.3°F
Lima
20.82°C | 69.48°F
Ica
20.11°C | 68.2°F
Tacna
17.88°C | 64.18°F
Moquegua
16.14°C | 61.05°F
Arequipa
15.28°C | 59.5°F
La Libertad
12.8°C | 55.04°F
Cajamarca
12.13°C | 53.83°F
Apurímac
11.29°C | 52.32°F
Cusco
10.86°C | 51.55°F
Huánuco
10.74°C | 51.33°F
Ayacucho
10.68°C | 51.22°F
Puno
10.01°C | 50.02°F
Ancash
9.33°C | 48.79°F
Junín
8.59°C | 47.46°F
Huancavelica
7.28°C | 45.1°F

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