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The climate of Macchu Picchu (Peru)
Macchu Picchu is one of the main tourist attractions in Peru. This ancient Inca complex attracts thousands of tourists every year. Macchu Picchu is situated high in the mountains; the peak of the Huayna Picchu towers high above the site. Macchu Picchu was founded by the original inhabitants of Peru in the 15th century. The complex consists of many temples, places of sacrifice, palaces and all kinds of outbuildings. It is commonly thought that this complex was built as some sort of manorial estate for the Inca emperor. Because of the large amounts of tourists that visit Macchu Picchu every year the site is under great pressure. Unesco keeps a close eye on the sight in order to preserve it. Macchu Picchu has a moderate China climate. Rain falls all year round causing vegetation to be abundant. However, because of the high altitude temperatures are much lower here than in other places situated on the same degree of latitude. During the winter subzero temperatures are not uncommon.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Macchu Picchu

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 17 4 5 18 n/a
February 17 4 5 18 n/a
March 17 4 5 13 n/a
April 18 3 7 8 n/a
May 18 0 8 3 n/a
June 18 -2 9 1 n/a
July 17 -3 9 1 n/a
August 18 -1 9 2 n/a
September 18 1 7 6 n/a
October 19 3 7 9 n/a
November 19 3 7 11 n/a
December 18 3 5 15 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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