Weather Information in Cusco

Cusco, located in the Peruvian Andes, experiences a mild climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season and the wet season. Here’s a breakdown of the weather in Cusco throughout the year:

  1. Dry Season (May to October):
    • May to August: These months constitute the peak tourist season in Cusco due to the dry weather and clear skies. Days are usually sunny with mild temperatures, ranging from around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) during the day and dropping to cooler temperatures at night.
    • September and October: While still considered part of the dry season, temperatures begin to rise slightly during these months. Days are typically sunny, but there may be occasional showers towards the end of October.
  2. Wet Season (November to April):
    • November to February: These months mark the rainy season in Cusco, with frequent afternoon showers and overcast skies. While mornings can still be relatively clear, it’s common to experience heavy rainfall in the afternoons and evenings. Daytime temperatures remain mild, ranging from around 15°C to 18°C (59°F to 64°F).
    • March and April: The rainy season starts to taper off towards the end of March and into April. While you may still encounter some rain, the frequency and intensity of showers decrease. Temperatures begin to rise slightly as the city transitions into the dry season.

Keep in mind that Cusco’s weather can vary depending on factors such as altitude and microclimates within the region. Additionally, due to its high altitude (3,399 meters or 11,152 feet above sea level), visitors should take precautions to prevent altitude sickness, stay hydrated, and dress in layers to accommodate temperature fluctuations throughout the day