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Usual weather in Chile

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Chile? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in Chile

The climate of Chile is temperate. Generally speaking there are four seasons in most of the country: summer, autumn, winter and spring. There are deserts in north, but you can expect Mediterranean climate in central regions and cool and damp weather in south. There are even tundra and glaciers in the east and southeast.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Achao, Algarrobo, Ancud, Antofagasta, Araucanía, Arica, Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Biobío, Cabo Froward, Calama, Caldera, Castro, Central Chile, Chaitén, Chillán, Chiloé Island, Chiloé National Park, Cochamó Valley, Concepción, Copiapó, Coyhaique, Curacautín, Easter Island, El Colorado, Farellones, Frutillar, Futaleufu, Iquique, Isla Mocha, Juan Fernández Islands, La Serena, Laguna San Rafael National Park, Lauca National Park, Los Andes, Los Lagos, Los Ríos, Northern Chile, Parque Tantauco, Patagonia, Pichilemu, Pisco Elqui, Portillo, Pucon, Puerto Montt, Puerto Natales, Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Punta de Choros, Putre, Quellon, Quintay, Radal Siete Tazas National Reserve, Rancagua, Reñaca, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago de Chile, Southern Chile, Talca, Temuco, Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine National Park, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Vicuña, Vilches, Villa O'Higgins, Villarrica, Viña del Mar.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). The coldest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 15.5 ℃ (59.9 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 4.1 ℃ (39.38 ℉). The most rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 7.1. The least rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 0.

When travelling to some places in Chile, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Nevado Ojos del Salado (6880 m) and the lowest point is Pacific Ocean (0 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Chile. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in January is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in January is 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.95 ℃ (85.91 ℉). At the end of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.25 ℃ (86.45 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 0. The average rainfall is 0.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:19 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:06 and at the end of the month 13:45.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in February is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in February is 29.5 ℃ (85.1 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.25 ℃ (86.45 ℉). At the end of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 0. The average rainfall is 1.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:45 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:18 and at the end of the month 12:48.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in March is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in March is 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 11.4 ℃ (52.52 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.6 ℃ (83.48 ℉). At the end of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.45 ℃ (77.81 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 1. The average rainfall is 6.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:48 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:16 and at the end of the month 11:45.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in April is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in April is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.9 ℃ (48.02 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.45 ℃ (77.81 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 3. The average rainfall is 16.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:45 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:15 and at the end of the month 10:47.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in May is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in May is 18.4 ℃ (65.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.5 ℃ (43.7 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.2 ℃ (62.96 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 6. The average rainfall is 55.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:47 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:23 and at the end of the month 10:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in June is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in June is 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.2 ℃ (41.36 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.2 ℃ (62.96 ℉). At the end of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.75 ℃ (60.35 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 7. The average rainfall is 81.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:56 and at the end of the month 9:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in July is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in July is 15.5 ℃ (59.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.1 ℃ (39.38 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.75 ℃ (60.35 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.45 ℃ (61.61 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 7.1. The average rainfall is 74 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:07 and at the end of the month 10:25.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in August is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in August is 17.4 ℃ (63.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.3 ℃ (41.54 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.45 ℃ (61.61 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.35 ℃ (65.03 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 5.9. The average rainfall is 54 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:25 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:48 and at the end of the month 11:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in September is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in September is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.8 ℃ (44.24 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.35 ℃ (65.03 ℉). At the end of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.4 ℃ (70.52 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 4.9. The average rainfall is 27.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:16 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:46 and at the end of the month 12:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in October is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in October is 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9 ℃ (48.2 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.4 ℃ (70.52 ℉). At the end of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.75 ℃ (76.55 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 3. The average rainfall is 12.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:16 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:47 and at the end of the month 13:17.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in November is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in November is 26 ℃ (78.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.2 ℃ (50.36 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.75 ℃ (76.55 ℉). At the end of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 1. The average rainfall is 6.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:17 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:44 and at the end of the month 14:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Chile in December is this: The average highest temperature in Chile in December is 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.3 ℃ (54.14 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.95 ℃ (85.91 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 0. The average rainfall is 1.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:19 and at the end of the month 14:21.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Chile in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Iquiquetemperature: - highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: - rainy days: -
Santiagotemperature: - highest temperature: 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉)lowest temperature: 12.3 ℃ (54.14 ℉)rainfall: 1.5mmrainy days: 0
Puerto Montttemperature: - highest temperature: 18.2 ℃ (64.76 ℉)lowest temperature: 8.7 ℃ (47.66 ℉)rainfall: 92.9mmrainy days: 14.7
Punta Arenastemperature: - highest temperature: 14.2 ℃ (57.56 ℉)lowest temperature: 6.1 ℃ (42.98 ℉)rainfall: 31.7mmrainy days: 13.7
Coyhaiquetemperature: - highest temperature: 17.7 ℃ (63.86 ℉)lowest temperature: 7.8 ℃ (46.04 ℉)rainfall: 58.6mmrainy days: 12.8
Concepciontemperature: - highest temperature: 22.1 ℃ (71.78 ℉)lowest temperature: 10.3 ℃ (50.54 ℉)rainfall: 21.1mmrainy days: 3.9
La Serenatemperature: - highest temperature: 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉)lowest temperature: 12.9 ℃ (55.22 ℉)rainfall: 0.2mmrainy days: 1




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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