Welcome to CuscoCusco is located in the central and south eastern Peru. Occupies most of the big knot of Vilcanota orographic. Their diversity and abrupt changes of landscape and ecosystems are primarily associated with the Andes. If it did not exist, the Cusco and Peru in general, would be tropical places.
The northern boundary of Cusco to the jungles of Junín and Ucayali, in the west, with the jungle of Ayacucho and Apurimac saw, on the south, with the highlands of Arequipa and Puno, and on the east by the great plain Amazon Madre de Dios.
ClimateCusco territories are under the influence of macro-climate of large air masses from the south eastern jungle, the highlands, and even the distant region of Patagonia. The winds of the southern forest involve huge masses of humid air, which are driven by the trade winds from the east.
The winds coming from the Peruvian Altiplano Bolivia are rather cold and dry, like those from Patagonia and they usually involve larger-scale events. They enter through the south east.
On the other hand, the local winds generated in the valleys and plains of Cusco have the function of distributing heat and humidity throughout the day.
Generally there are two seasons: the rainy season, from November to March and the dry season, from April to October.
Types of climateWarm weather (wet and dry)
They correspond to the lowland areas, both north in the Lower Urubamba, and east of the department at the entrance of the valley and Araza Pillcopata.
or Rainfall: More than 1,000 mm. per annum
or Temperatures: High: Around 30 °
or Medium: Between 23 ° and 25 °
or Low: Around 20 °
The hot, dry climates, however, occur in the lower Yungas appearing in the form of guns, in the Apurimac River basin, central and southwestern department.
or Rainfall: Less than 500 mm. per annum
or Temperatures: Maximum: Up to 32 °
or Medium: Between 17 ° and 18 °
or Low: Up to 4.4 °
Temperate (wet and dry)
Climates of the valleys that dominate the central area of Cuzco area, where the humidity difference is marked by the location in the watershed. That is, the proximity to the east means more moisture, while the proximity to the West implies more dryness. Temperate areas are of vital importance to the settlement of populations.
or Temperatures: Maximum: Up to 29 °
or Medium: Between 11 ° and 16 °
or Low: Between 7 ° and -4 °
Cold (wet and dry)
They occur mainly in the highlands of the valleys in the highlands and in the regions surrounding glaciers, ie in areas that lie above 3,800 masl
or Temperatures: Maximum: Up to 10 °
or Medium: Varies according to the height
or Low: Under 0°c