Machu Picchu Weather in March

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

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

March is in the fall / autumn in Machu Picchu and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

Machu Picchu weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 24.9°C 76.8°F
Nightly temperature 13.1°C 55.6°F
Average temperature 19°C 66.2°F
Daily sunshine 6.1 hrs
Avg rainfall 151 mm 5.9 ins
Rainy days 13 days
Sea temperature 22.7°C 72.8°F
Humidity 68%
Windspeed 9.7kph 6 mph

On average March is the wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 151mm 5.9 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 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

March temperatures in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu average temperature in March

March rainfall

Machu Picchu average rain in March

March hourly sunshine

Machu Picchu average rain in March

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 March 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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