What is the climate in Peru?

by Sherilyn Thompson
(Sullivan, IN)

I know the Andes run through the country, but it is also fairly long. Is it tropical in the north and a cold temperate climate in the south, or how does that work?

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Thanks
by: Sherilyn

I appreciate your quick answer and I'll be checking out the pages you suggested.

I think the country is larger than I realized.

Climate in Peru
by: David

To be very general, the coast is very dry and mild.

In the northern 1/4 of the coast, however, it is very hot from December to April and warm the rest of the year. This is the area we live and we have had only 4 cloudy days in the last 10 months. The lowest temp we've seen here is 68 degrees in the wee hours of the morning.

The rest of the coast is temperate about like S. Calif but milder and very dry.

The mountains, of course, get very cold the higher you get.

The other side of the mountains is the jungle. This covers 52 percent of Peru and most of it has hot, humid weather with a rainy season and a dry season. It is beautiful.

For more detailed information and why the weather here is the way it is, see Peru Weather and Peru Climate in the left column of this page.

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