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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barranco, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Barranco...

Barranco is a beach in Peru. The water temperature around Barranco changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.2°C (61.1°F) in August up to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in the month of June, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Barranco is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Barranco?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Barranco is ca:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Barranco?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Barranco. The nearest one is Barranquito, which is 0.7km (0.9miles) away from Barranco. Click here for directions and for more information on Barranquito and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Barranco are Redondo, which is roughly 1.4km (0.9miles) away, and Ala Moana, located ca 1.4km (0.9miles) from Barranco.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Barranco. The closest one is La Punta, which is 11km (6.8miles) away from Barranco. Another good beach near Barranco is Punta Hermosa, which is roughly 18.9km (11.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Barranco?

The sea temperature at Barranco is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early winter, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during July, August, and September, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 16°C (61°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Barranco?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during May, June, and Jul when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barranco: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Barranco...

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