Cusco Climate

CLIMATE IN CUSCO, PERU. INFO ON WEATHER & SEASONS. Graphs: hours of sunshine, overcast, rainfall, temperatures, etc.

Cusco lies at an elevation of around 3400 m and has the following climate data:

Data on the Climate of Cusco, 3400m

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high C (F)

27.8
(82)

27.2
(81)

26.1
(79)

26.1
(79)

28.9
(84)

25.0
(77)

25.0
(77)

25.0
(77)

27.2
(81)

28.9
(84)

27.8
(82)

30.0
(86)

30.0
(86)

Average high C (F)

18.8
(65.8)

18.8
(65.8)

19.1
(66.4)

19.7
(67.5)

19.7
(67.5)

19.4
(66.9)

19.2
(66.6)

19.9
(67.8)

20.1
(68.2)

20.9
(69.6)

20.6
(69.1)

20.8
(69.4)

19.75
(67.55)

Average low C (F)

6.6
(43.9)

6.6
(43.9)

6.3
(43.3)

5.1
(41.2)

2.7
(36.9)

0.5
(32.9)

0.2
(32.4)

1.7
(35.1)

4.0
(39.2)

5.5
(41.9)

6.0
(42.8)

6.5
(43.7)

4.31
(39.77)

Record low C (F)

1.1
(34)

2.2
(36)

1.7
(35.1)

−3.9
(25)

−4.4
(24.1)

−5.0
(23)

−8.9
(16)

−5.0
(23)

−1.1
(30)

−1.1
(30)

−1.1
(30)

0.0
(32)

−8.9
(16)

Precipitation mm (inches)

145.3
(5.72)

133.7
(5.264)

107.0
(4.213)

43.2
(1.701)

8.7
(0.343)

1.5
(0.059)

4.0
(0.157)

8.6
(0.339)

21.8
(0.858)

39.4
(1.551)

71.9
(2.831)

122.7
(4.831)

707.8
(27.867)

Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)

18

13

11

8

3

2

2

2

7

8

12

16

102

 % humidity

64

66

65

61

55

48

47

46

51

51

52

59

55.4

Mean monthly sunshine hours

143

121

170

210

239

228

257

236

195

198

195

158

2,350

Source 1: World Meteorological Organisation (UN), BBC Weather

Source 2: Danish Meteorological Institute

Cusco, located on the Southern hemisphere, has its winter from May to August, which is the dry season with blue skies and cold night, often falling to the freezing point. The winter, from December to March, is the wet season, when skies are often overcast, particularly in the afternoons. Day temperature vary little in Cusco, making the Cusco climate mild and comfortable.