The climate in Machu Picchu during December can be summarized as warm and wet.
December is in the summer in Machu Picchu and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||25.7°C 78.3°F|
|Nightly temperature||12.9°C 55.2°F|
|Average temperature||19.3°C 66.7°F|
|Daily sunshine||6.4 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||121 mm 4.8 ins|
|Rainy days||13 days|
|Sea temperature||21.3°C 70.4°F|
|Windspeed||10.4kph 7 mph|
On average December is the 4th wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 121mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Machu Picchu in December 2023.
Best places to visit in December
|Hottest month:||November||25.8°C 78.4°F|
|Driest month:||June||17mm 0.7ins|
|Coldest month:||July||24.3°C 75.7°F|
|Wettest month:||March||151mm 5.9ins|