Machu Picchu Weather
Machu Picchu’s climate varies depending on time of year, you want to visit the Archaeological Site; although it is open to the general public throughout the year; it is important to choose the date for your visit so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Machu Picchu is in a sub-tropical area, bathed by the Urubamba River and guarded by two snowy Salkantay by the south and Veronica in the north. The above mentioned factors influence the climate of the area, as well as the biodiversity of flora and fauna which have adapted perfectly to the diversity of ecosystems.
The temperature in Machu Picchu, ranges between 8 ° C and 21 ° C; with maximum temperatures of 19 ° C to 21 ° C and minimum temperatures of 8 ° C to 11º C, although at higher altitudes can reach 0 ° C.
It should be noted that given its location in jungle, rains are always present in any month of the year; as light drizzles that are not permanent. However, Machu Picchu is always visited.
In Cusco, in general, it has two distinct seasons or periods, the first is the rainy season and the second the dry season.