Lima Weather June Averages, Peru
What's the Weather like in Lima in July
July is the middle of winter in Lima, Peru and that means lower temperatures, cooler conditions and plenty of cloudy and foggy days. The average temperature in July is just 18°C with a high of 19°C and a low of 16°C, which means it can be chilly at night. It's still wise to be prepared for variations on these temperatures, as the record high has reached 28.3°C and the lowest ever recorded temperature was 8.9°C. The average sea temperature falls to 18°C, which still compares favourably to the July average if 14°C in Dublin, Ireland. Our local weather report has the latest Lima forecast.
There is a higher chance of rain in July, although any showers will still be brief and light. There is a six per cent chance of Lima having rain and it falls on three days on average. The average rainfall is 1mm/0.04 inches.
You will be lucky to see any sunshine in Lima in July, with an average of just one hour per day, or 31 hours for the month. The chances of a cloudy day are extremely high, at 95 per cent. Daylight hours are fairly constant, with 11 hours and 26 minutes of daylight on July 1 and 11 hours and 35 minutes by July 31. Sunrise varies between 6.27am and 6.29 am and sunset between 5.54pm and 6.02pm. The average relative humidity falls slightly in July but is still high at 84.8 per cent.
The wind speed in Lima in July remains at around 9.4mph throughout the month, with a variation of only 0.1 per cent, coming from a southerly direction 100 per cent of the time.
It is a good idea to take a lightweight waterproof jacket when visiting Lima in July, although if you do need it, this will only be for a short shower of 20-30 minutes. Pack a coat, jumper or cardigan too, as it can get chilly in the evenings. The 14-day forecast for Lima will give you up-to-date information before you set off.
Lima Hotels in July
Thunderbird Hotel J Pardo
The Thunderbird Hotel J Pardo combines the amenities of a five-star hotel with the flexibility of an apartment amid the hustle and bustle of Miraflores. Just 30 minutes from Jorge Chavez International Airport, it is an ideal, lower cost alternative for travellers on a budget. Rooms have queen-sized beds, a dining room and kitchenette and modern, spacious bathrooms. The Café 21 offers great views of Miraflores and a varied menu serving local and international dishes.
Best Western Plus Urban Larco
The Best Western Plus Urban Larco is a good three-star option that has drawn rave reviews from travellers. It has 66 cosy rooms and 12 suites with soundproofed windows, WIFI, mini bar and aircon. The bars and restaurants of Miraflores abound just a stone's throw from the hotel, but if you want to stay in, the hotel has an excellent cocktail bar and restaurant.
Villa Molina offers low-cost accommodation in a 'home from home' atmosphere amid the glitzy surroundings of Miraflores. This is the Lima version of an upmarket B&B in a period 'Casa' with en-suite facilities, free WIFI and good, fresh daily breakfasts. It is in a quiet setting, but is still perfectly located near Miraflora's restaurants, bars, shopping centres and parks. Free WIFI, laundry and 24-hour reception.
Kennedy 601 Apartment
For a good self-catering option, try the Kennedy 601 Apartment which is a short walk from the seafront and close to all the facilities that Miraflores has to offer. Rooms are clean and bright and have WIFI, cable TV, two bedrooms, fridge, washing machine and a fully-equipped kitchen. Prices are competitive. The nearest restaurant is the highly-rated Miso less than five minutes away.
Bars and Restaurants
El Pan de la Chola
It is hard to believe that in the past Peruvians were not big coffee drinkers, even though it's one of their major cash crops. That has all changed and El Pan de la Chola serves some of the best in Lima from its Miraflores bakery. There's also amazing bread, plus sandwiches, cakes and pastries in a trendy setting. It's popular with locals and can get very crowded, so grab a seat if you see one and hang onto it.
No visit to Lima, or Peru, would be complete without trying the national dish of ceviche, fish marinated in citrus with various ingredients, including sweet potato. There are some many restaurants, cafes and stalls serving it and so many varieties that it can be bewildering. The homely cevicheria Mateo in Callao is a friendly place to start. It serves great steak, fish and of course ceviche at a reasonable price.
The La Picanteria is a top-class Lima eatery that has garnered rave reviews since it opened. The restaurant specialises in cuisine from Lima's third-largest city, Arequipa in the foothills of the southern Andes. Picanterias serve the obligatory seafood dishes, plus a larger selection of meat, with a Peruvian favourite, fried pork, prominent on the menu. There are also beef ribs, a hot and spicy chowder and crab stew.
Osso is a 'carniceria' or steakhouse and a high class one at that. It started life as a butcher's shop and has progressed to serve aged cuts of beef at a carving table under the watchful eye of chef Renzo Garibaldi. He has been so successful that there are now two Ossos, one in La Molina district and another in San Isidro. It's not typically Peruvian, but if you like steak this is the place to come.
Things to do in Lima in July
Parque de la Amistad
The Parque de la Amistad, or Friendship Park in English, more than lives up to its name and is a great place to while away a few hours away from Lima's hustle and bustle. One of the big draws is a 1926 steam train with daily rides around this huge park in Santiago de Surco. There is a lake with paddleboats for hire, fountains, a restaurant, cultural centre and the 100-ft Moorish arch, the Arco de la Amistad, to marvel at.
The Plaza de Armas is at the epicentre of the historic heart of Lima, with some of the country's most important institutions occupying architecturally eye-catching buildings. The city was founded here in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and the spot is marked by a colonial fountain. Within a few paces you can visit the The Palacio de Gobierno, home to Peru's President, the Catedral de Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and the Municipal Palace.
Natural History Museum
The Museo de Historia Natural (Natural History Museum) was established in 1918 is the place to go if flora, fauna and minerals are your thing. The museum is also the keeper of examples of Peruvian mammals, reptiles, fossils and even dinosaurs. Exhibits include the skeleton of a sperm whale, the fossils of giant ground sloths and also those of various breeds of South American horses.
Virgen del Carmen
Peruvians love a religious festival and Virgen del Carmen is a big one in the calendar, so much so that the whole month is dedicated to it. It is a Catholic Carmelite tradition the Lima order was founded in 1643 and draws thousands of pilgrims from all over Peru to pay homage to the Blessed Virgin of Carmen. One of the main events is the festival and procession which winds its way through Lima's streets.
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