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.
|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|
|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.
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.
|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|