Weather and Climate
The weather in Lima is not the most glamorous for those who are travelling or looking for more a sunnier climate. Though it does not rain in this coastal arid region, Lima is plagued by a thick, grey fog called the garua that hangs constantly over the city from June through December of the year. It is a bit of a shame since the ubiquitous fog hanging over the city can steal away the breathtaking views of the ocean. Even more ironically, right outside the city, the coastal weather is much clearer and more temperate (this explains why the beaches around Lima are very popular among the locals).
Lima tends to be rather humid and warm all year long. From January through to March, Lima experiences warm temperatures averaging around 70 to 80 degrees during the day but high humidity can make the heat feel very uncomfortable. Travellers should pack loose, cotton clothing if they are travelling during this time. Between March and April, the afternoon humidity fizzles a bit and the temperatures average from the 60ís to the 80ís with the sun trying to peek in at times. Travellers may appreciate a sweater to wear out during the evening, as it can get a bit cool. From December to April, the sun finally makes its way out and the temperature rests at a satisfying mid-70ís to lower 80ís. This is the best time to visit Lima in fact, when the weather is mild and the sun is shining. Regardless, since the weather is rather consistent, travellers can plan to visit Lima without worrying about a huge variation in weather patterns.
The time difference is 6 hours earlier than central Europe, and 7 hours earlier during the northern hemisphere summer time.
220 volts. Most 4 and 5 star hotels offer 110 volts plugs.
220 V, 60 Hz.
It is also highly recommendable to carry an adaptor for flat plugs.