The weather at Machu Picchu is very dependable, with almost steady temperatures all through the year, and the year can be separated into two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season.
Monthly Weather at Machu Picchu
May Through October
The Southern Hemisphere winter is also the dry season, which implies it is typically the best time to tour Machu Picchu. Temperatures are relatively calm, with the lows in the high 40s and the highs in the 80s, although the temperature may drop to freezing point in some instances. During this period the days are sunny, and the plant life is presented in all its grandeur, thanks to a large number of insects. It must be noted that this is as well the coldest time of year, particularly in June and July, where the temperatures drop to around -2 ° C.
Best Time to Tour Machu Picchu
The month of September offers you the chance to tour Machu Picchu in spring, in this exceptional time, the weather is fantastic. In this period the landscape is greener, there are fewer visitors, and everything is sold at a reasonably low price. Plus the weather will permit you to take as many photos you wish!
November Through April
The rainy season comes in the summer months, however, with the exemption of February, Machu Picchu is open for tourists (except when there are storms). Temperatures are more or less the same as during the winter, with lows in the 50s and highs in the upper 80s. Rain falls right through the summer, with the most rainfall coming in January and February. Roads to Machu Picchu might be closed during this time due to floods.
Despite the season in which you visit, you must carry waterproof clothing, as precipitation can fall at any moment. There might be a day or two in which it rains without stopping; the rain regularly occur in irregular bursts that can last from a few minutes to several hours, typically in the afternoon. This significant amount of rain dresses the city of Inca and most of its intense green: this is an impressive thing in Machu Picchu.
To learn more about the seasons and weather in Machu Picchu, get in touch with Alpaca Expeditions. Alpaca Expeditions is a Peruvian travel operator with a main office in located in Cusco, Peru, and we are the top-rated tour operators of the Inca Trail.