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Cuzco Climate & Temperature

  • Cuzco, Peru is at 13°32'S, 71°56'W, 3249 m (10659 ft). See map.
  • Cuzco has a humid subtropical mild summer climate that is mild with dry winters, mild rainy summers and moderate seasonality. This climate is usually found in the highlands of some tropical countries. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Cuzco is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 12 degrees Celsius (53.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.95 °C (7.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Cuzco Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 19.5°C (67.1°F) on average falling to 0.8°C (33.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.5°C (69°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5.2°C (41.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 19.5°C (67°F) and average low temperatures are 6.6°C (43.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 19.5°C (67.1°F) during the day and lows of 4.7°C (40.5°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 737 mm (29 inches) which is equivalent to 737 Litres/m² (18.08 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2350 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Cuzco you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Pakse, Laos where you would find a Tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Tropical moist forest biome).

Cuzco Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (67) 20 (68) 20 (68) 21 (70) 21 (69) 21 (69) 19 (66) 19 (66) 19 (66) 20 (67) 20 (67) 19 (67) 20 (68)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (49) 11 (51) 12 (54) 13 (56) 13 (56) 14 (57) 13 (55) 13 (55) 13 (55) 12 (54) 11 (52) 10 (50) 12 (54)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 2 (35) 4 (39) 6 (42) 6 (43) 7 (44) 7 (44) 7 (44) 6 (43) 5 (41) 3 (37) 1 (33) 4 (40)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 4 (0) 8 (0) 22 (1) 47 (2) 79 (3) 120 (5) 160 (6) 133 (5) 108 (4) 44 (2) 9 (0) 2 (0) 737 (29)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 2 (6) 3 (10) 9 (30) 12 (39) 18 (60) 23 (74) 25 (81) 21 (74) 17 (55) 16 (53) 7 (23) 1 (3) 154 (42)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 8h 17' 7h 36' 6h 30' 6h 23' 6h 30' 5h 05' 4h 36' 4h 16' 5h 29' 7h 00' 7h 42' 7h 36' 6h 26'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 24' 11h 40' 12h 02' 12h 25' 12h 44' 12h 54' 12h 49' 12h 33' 12h 11' 11h 48' 11h 29' 11h 19' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 73 (27) 66 (34) 54 (46) 52 (48) 51 (49) 40 (60) 36 (64) 34 (66) 45 (55) 60 (40) 68 (32) 68 (32) 54 (46)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 56.1 64.5 75.8 85.4 82.7 80.1 83.2 85.4 76 64.5 56.2 53 71.9

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