January weather forecast
Machu Picchu, Peru

The staircase landscape illusion overlooking the vast mountain ranges in Machu Picchu, Peru, serving as a great wonder of the world
The staircase landscape illusion overlooking the vast mountain ranges in Machu Picchu, Peru, serving as a great wonder of the world

Weather in January

January, like December, in Machu Picchu, Peru, is another warm summer month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 13°C (55.4°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 24°C (75.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 13°C (55.4°F).

Rainfall

In Machu Picchu, Peru, in January, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 138mm (5.43") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Machu Picchu, there are 108 rainfall days, and 904mm (35.59") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Machu Picchu, Peru, is 12h and 48min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:27 and sunset at 18:20. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 05:43 and sunset at 18:23 -05.

Sunshine

January and February, with an average of 5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Machu Picchu?

With an average high-temperature of 24°C (75.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 13°C (55.4°F), January is the coldest month in Machu Picchu, Peru.

What is the temperature in January in Machu Picchu?

In Machu Picchu, in January, the average high-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 13°C (55.4°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Machu Picchu?

In Machu Picchu, Peru, in January, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 138mm (5.43") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in January in Machu Picchu?

In January, the average day length in Machu Picchu, Peru, is 12h and 48min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Machu Picchu?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:27 and sunset at 18:20. On the last day of the month, in Machu Picchu, sunrise is at 05:43 and sunset at 18:23 -05.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Machu Picchu?

The months with the least sunshine in Machu Picchu, Peru, are January and February, with an average of 5h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Machu Picchu?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Machu Picchu, Peru, is 5h.

When is the highest UV index in Machu Picchu?

The months with the highest UV index are January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Machu Picchu?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Machu Picchu, Peru, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in January
Machu Picchu, Peru

Average temperature in January - Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Average high temperature in January: 24°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are September, November and December (26°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (24°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 13°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, November and December (13°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are June and July (9°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Machu Picchu, Peru

Average rainfall in January - Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Average rainfall in January: 138mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (151mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (17mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Machu Picchu, Peru

Average rainfall days in January - Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Average rainfall days in January: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (20 days).
The months with the least rainy days are June and July (2 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Machu Picchu, Peru

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 48min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 22min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h

The months with the most sunshine are May, June, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
The months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average UV index in January
Machu Picchu, Peru

Average UV index in January - Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Average UV index in January: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).

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