Lima Weather September Averages, Peru
What's the Weather like in Lima in September
Temperatures rally slightly in Lima, Peru in September, but it is still one of the coolest months of the year, with very little sunshine and a lot of cloud and fog. The average temperature in September is 16.5°C with a high of 19°C and a low of 15°C. The highest ever recorded September temperature was 28°C and the lowest was 12.5°C. The average sea temperature is 17°C. Check our local weather report for the latest Lima forecast.
The prospect of rain remains relatively high by Lima standards in September although it should be remembered that this is one of the world's driest cities all year round. There is a five per cent chance of Lima having rain on three days of the month, with average rainfall of 0.7mm/0.02 inches. If it does rain, it is usually light, drizzly and short-lived.
Lima gets very little sunshine in September, with an average of just two hours a day, or 60 for the month. The chances of cloud are much higher at 93 per cent. Daylight hours go on increasing in September, with 11 hours and 53 minutes on the shortest day and 12 hours and 12 minutes on the longest day. Sunrise takes place between 5.52am and 6.11am and sunset between 6.03pm and 6.04pm. The average relative humidity for September is the highest of the year in Lima at 85.5 per cent.
The wind speeds are at their highest in Lima in September, at around 9.5mph for most of the month, peaking at 9.6 mph on September 20, all from a southerly direction.
Rain does fall in September in Lima, but it is usually light and does not last long, so a light waterproof is all you will need. The days are still warm and mild so summer clothing is advisable, with warmer outfits for the nights, which can be chilly. Always check the 14-day forecast for Lima before you leave.
Lima Hotels in September
Considering it is one of Lima's most upmarket areas, Miraflores offers plenty of affordable hotel options and Hotel Lexus is one of them. You will have to sacrifice a pool and spa and other five-star facilities in exchange for an intimate, well run and clean hotel that won't cost you the earth. It is also superbly located a few steps from the tourism, cultural and commercial centres. There's a café and bar, 24-hour room service and free parking.
A central location and lovely open-air seventh floor pool and sun deck are two of the highlights of the mid-range Hotel Boulevard, surrounded by the shops, bars and nightlife of Miraflores. The beaches of Costa Verde are also nearby and back at the hotel there is an all-day restaurant, The Boulevard, serving good buffet breakfasts as well as local and international a la carte dishes, and a well-equipped gym.
Lima Wari Hotel Boutique
The bohemian district of Barranco is the setting for the small but perfectly-formed Lima Wari Hotel Boutique. Barranco is one of Lima's oldest districts and was a haven for the city's artists, musicians and intellectuals in the 19th century and that atmosphere remains today. The hotel occupies a whitewashed 1920s mansion and offers breakfast and lunch up to 4pm. The nearby beaches are some of Lima's best and popular with surfers.
Callao is a city in its own right, although it is now part of Lima Metropolitan District. Nine miles from Lima's centre, it is the city's main seaport and teems with history. This is the picturesque location of the Seaman's Club in a period building by the port close to Callao's historic centre. There's a palace right next door for starters. The 22 rooms are large and have balconies, some overlooking the garden. There's a great pool bar and 300 metres from the hotel, Peruvian cuisine is served in the popular Cevicheria, El Chinguirito and La Rana Verde restaurants.
Bars and Restaurants
Brujas de Cachiche
Brujas de Cachiche serves traditional Peruvian cuisine with an upmarket twist combined with some old family recipes in an informal, low-lit and cosy atmosphere. You will smell your food cooking before you see it and there's an extensive menu offering meat, fish and vegetarian options to suit all tastes. Dishes include cow heart kebabs, scallops with lime butter, grilled octopus salad and many more imaginative choices.
Chef proprietor José Enrique Romero Arriaran returned from the United States and Italy to fuse the cuisine of those countries with his own Peruvian influences at Rigoletto Lima. The Mediterranean influence is strongest thanks to the presence in the kitchen of renowned Italian chef Giuseppe Saverino. So, expect some surprises as Peruvian classics are given a European flavour. There's also a bar serving great cocktails.
El Rincon Que No Conoces
El Rincon Que No Conoces is a Lima lunchtime institution that was started by Teresa Izquierdo, known as 'the mother of Peruvian food' who ran it until her death in 2011. It serves traditional Peruvian dishes at a high level of for hungry locals and tourists, such as its famous carapulcra, an African-Peruvian dish of potato, peanut and pork, coriander lamb stew and pumpkin doughnuts (picarones).
After a scenic stroll on the Lima boardwalk, head for the Chorrillos fish market and give Sonia a try for a flavour of a classic cevicheria. You won't get fresher food than this, as husband Fredy Guardia started out catching the fish while his wife Sonia prepared and served it. Great national dishes such as Pescado a la Chorrillana were invented here and are still on the menu at the lunchtime-only restaurant, now run by their children.
Things to do in Lima in September
Enjoy the classics
Lima is home to a world-class symphony orchestra, the 90-strong Peruvian National Symphony which can be seen at the modern, state-of-the-art Gran Teatro Nacional when not touring the world. They perform everything from Beethoven to Peruvian and Latin American works. The Teatro Nacional also hosts ballet, opera and many other performances by artists from Peru and around the world.
Real Felipe Fortress
Lima's main port of Callao and the cargo ships the city relied upon were terrorised by pirates in the 1700s, so the city leaders built the huge Real Felipe Fortress to see them off. It worked and the fortress is still in military use today by the army. It also houses the Peruvian Army Museum which has a large display of historical uniforms, weapons and other military memorabilia.
Head for a market
Lima teems with different markets. The atmosphere is great and there are some fantastic bargains to be had. Apart from clothes shopping in the huge Gamarra district and the Indian Market in Miraflores, others include the Mercado Central near Chinatown and Polvos Azules in La Victoria, where sensible haggling is allowed and you can buy just about anything. Great for souvenir hunting.
Stamp collectors will want to head for the Postal and Philatelic Museum of Peru, the Casa de Correos y Telegrafos, located in the grand central post office in Lima's historic centre, built in 1897. Exhibits tell the story of the country's postal service, which had to deliver mail over huge distances in forbidding terrain. The added bonus is that the huge post office building also houses a range of shops.
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