January: What to do

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January

Monthly Overview

What to Do

January, February & March are the wettest months in Peru. A good idea if you’re planning to arrive is to hit the coastal routes, such as Lima, Paracas, Piura, Tumbes, Mancora, Trujillo etc.

All of these towns & cities have something different to offer by way of activities, food & accommodation but you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome!

 

Festivities

If you enjoy partaking in local traditions & festivities you’ll find some of the best ones below:

Festival de Marinera, in Trujillo, is celebrated throughout the month of January, and dance competitions and parades are held across the city.

The traditional home of the marinera, an elegant dance usually for couples that makes use of handkerchiefs as props for different dance moves.

Held on January 18, Lima commemorates its Foundation day — in 1535. The highlights of the celebration include various performances during the day and fireworks set off at midnight.

 

Coastal Climate Conditions

January, like December, in Lima, Peru, is another warm summer month, with average temperature ranging between max 24.8°C (76.6°F) and min 20.3°C (68.5°F).

Temperature

In Lima, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December – a still moderately hot 24.8°C (76.6°F). In Lima, in January, the average low-temperature is 20.3°C (68.5°F).

Humidity

In Lima, the average relative humidity in January is 78%.

Rainfall

In Lima, it is raining for 3.8 days, with typically 3mm (0.12″) of accumulated precipitation. In Lima, during the entire year, the rain falls for 22.6 days and collects up to 18mm (0.71″) of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Lima, Peru,, the average water temperature is 20.6°C (69.1°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 20.6°C (69.1°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In Lima, the average length of the day is 12.7h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

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