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weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October

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weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October


I am taking a quick trip to Arequipa (with trip to Colca Canyon) and then on to Lake Titicaca. What is the weather like in these two places and what should I pack? Is it rainy season in the beginning of October? (I'll be there the first week). I'm trying to get everything into a small duffle and wonder if the weather varies greatly from Arequipa to Puno.

Any help is appreciated....

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1. Re: weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October

It stays pretty dry with rare rain/thundershowers

Bring raingear just in case but pretty nice.

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2. Re: weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October

Mostly clear skies during the day and night. Dry and cool weather at noon. Cold nights.

Moderate wind. Low humidity. High incidence of solar radiation. Absence of rain.

No need to bring rain gear at all !

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3. Re: weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October

qwovadis is right! some day ago It was raining in some parts of the Colca canyon! Just in case bring your waterproof jacket or poncho rain.

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4. Re: weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October

I was there at that time of year in 2004...it was generally warm enough to wear shorts during the day but it cools off at night. Layers are the best bet. The rainy season doesn't really kick in until later, unless it's a weird weather year. Might want a water/wind proof jacket in case.

5. Re: weather in Chivay/Colca Cayon in October

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