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March in Cuzco and Machu Pichu...how bad is the weather?

Old Feb 4th, 2007, 10:58 AM
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March in Cuzco and Machu Pichu...how bad is the weather?

After cancelling a trip to India (frequent flyer problems) I'm considering going to Argentina and maybe Peru. The determining factor to go to Peru will be the weather. How bad (or rainy) will be the last days of March (22-30)? When it rains... it means all day raining or showers during certain periods of the day. What temperature to expect? Thanks for any info.
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We traveled Peru during those same dates in 2005 and did not have one drop of rain, other than in the rain forest. None in Cusco, Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu. We were in the rain forest for a total of 6 days and we had one late afternoon torrential rain that lasted about 4 hours or so.
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We were in Cuzco and MP in mid-March a few years ago, it rained everyday in Cuzco but only for less than an hour and it was late afternoon . . . perfect timing to duck into a place and have a beer. It was really nice weather, just needed long-sleeve shirts during the day and a windbreaker at night.

At MP, it was sunny and HOT . . . needed sun screen and shorts . . . and lots 'o water.

We were there right after a major hurricane and the rivers were really raging . . . every year is different but I don't think any are bad . . . just go and have a great time, we did.

Sandy (in Denton)

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No guarantee of anything, but the really heavy rains usually come in January and, especially, February. Things start to let up in March. Like Sandy says, you'll probably get rained on, but most years, it's not enough to interfere with travel.
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Thank Connette, Sandy_b and Jeff. Your info is really helpful. Now,with some confidence, will start to plan accordingly.
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Go ahead with your plans! Besides, after the rainy months, everywhere you look at will be green!!!
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