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Machu Picchu Temperature

by Magali

Machu Picchu is located in an area that was declared as the Machu Picchu National Sanctuary. With its varied terrain, it offers different climates and temperatures because of the mountain ranges. They can range between temperatures that occur at 2,000 meters above sea level to 6,270 meters above sea level. Overall the climate is mild and display subtropical qualities. This means that at night it can be quite cool, while in the daytime it can be hot and humid.

Temperatures can reach down to lows of 11.2 degrees Celsius, but in the higher mountainous places of the terrain, it can reach 0 degrees Celsius. The place can experience temperatures of negative 2 degrees Celsius from June to July, but from November to March, daytime temperatures can reach 18 degrees Celsius, but nights will still give cool lows at 0 degrees Celsius.

The highest temperature any of the areas in the National Sanctuary reach is 22 degrees Celsius. Sometimes hot days can give temperatures of up to 26 degrees Celsius, which is mainly present from April to October, the dry season, where daytime temperatures reach 23 degrees Celsius.

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