Machu Picchu Weather in January

What's the weather like in Machu Picchu (Cusco) in January 2023?

The climate in Machu Picchu during January can be summarized as warm and wet.

January is in the summer in Machu Picchu and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (76°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

Machu Picchu weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 24.4°C 75.8°F
Nightly temperature 13.3°C 55.9°F
Average temperature 18.8°C 65.8°F
Daily sunshine 5.7 hrs
Avg rainfall 138 mm 5.4 ins
Rainy days 15 days
Sea temperature 22.9°C 73.2°F
Humidity 66%
Windspeed 9.7kph 6 mph

On average January is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 138mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu average temperature in January

January rainfall

Machu Picchu average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Machu Picchu average rain in January

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 January 2023.

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Machu Picchu weather stats

Machu Picchu weather statistics
Hottest month: November 25.8°C 78.4°F
Driest month: June 17mm 0.7ins
Sunniest month: July 8.6hrs
Coldest month: July 24.3°C 75.7°F
Wettest month: March 151mm 5.9ins
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