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Best time to visit Lima, Peru

Our verdict

The best time to visit Lima is May-September

Lima can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, May-September is the best time to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Lima can reach a maximum of 27℃ (81℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 13℃ (55℉) at night.

The days are longest in Lima in October, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Lima in February – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Lima are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

May

Most daylight

October

Lima seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lima as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lima is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Lima

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lima for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lima climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lima for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Lima in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Lima in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 5 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Lima in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Lima in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lima in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lima in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lima in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lima in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lima in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Lima in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lima in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lima in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lima in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lima is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lima is generally around May. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in May first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lima is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lima, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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