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The best time to visit Chile

Traditionally, the best time to visit Chile is considered to be from October to March, as this is the South American summer. However, the Atacama area can be visited all year round due to the high altitudes, as days are warm and nights are always cold.

Torres del Paine National Park can be quite busy during this time as it is the peak season for hikers. Visiting in winter from June to August has its advantages, as the park is much quieter. There is often snow, but the winds from Antarctica are much lower and the lakes are also calmer. However, be aware some areas of the park may be inaccessible due to snowfall.

Easter Island can be visited all year but is quieter outside of the summer months.

Climate charts for cities and places within Chile

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Arica

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2373 2170 2068 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1661 1457 1457 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Humidity Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2373 2272 2068 1966 1864 1763 1763 1966 2068 2272

Balmaceda

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1457 1152 745 439 337 1661 846 1254 1457 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 643 439 236 -130 -327 -327 643 -130 134 439 643
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 5 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 9
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 9 9 9 11 12 13 15 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 301 241 412 552 964 873 883 1084 492 301 281 331
Rainy Days 3 3 4 6 7 7 7 4 5 4 3 4
Humidity VH VH H M L L L M M H VH VH
UV 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 1/L 1/L 1/L 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Colchagua

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2679 2272 1763 1457 1457 1661 1864 2170 2577 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1355 1152 846 745 541 541 643 745 948 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 50 100 341 1345 2058 1486 1084 522 271 151 70
Rainy Days 2 0 3 4 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 2
Humidity Extreme Extreme VH H M L M M H VH Extreme Extreme
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Concepcion

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2068 1864 1559 1355 1355 1457 1559 1763 1966 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 846 745 745 643 541 541 541 643 846 948
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 181 141 281 602 1707 1988 1958 1446 833 562 371 261
Rainy Days 2 2 2 4 7 7 8 7 5 4 3 2
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1559 1457 1457 1355 1254 1355 1355 1457 1559

Coyhaique

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1559 1254 948 643 541 745 1050 1355 1559 1763
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 643 439 236 32 32 32 236 439 541 745
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 5 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 9
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 9 9 9 10 12 13 15 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 713 632 743 1225 2008 1556 1626 1345 954 592 622 823
Rainy Days 3 3 4 5 8 7 8 7 5 4 3 4
Humidity VH VH H M L L L L M H VH VH
UV 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 1/L 1/L 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Easter Island

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2577 2475 2272 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2068 1966 1864 1661 1661 1661 1763 1763 1966 2068
Sunshine hours 10 11 10 9 6 4 4 4 5 7 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 793 853 954 1205 1476 1074 1044 924 833 713 793 914
Rainy Days 5 2 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 0 2 2
Humidity M M M L N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 5/M 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272 2170 2068 2068 2068 2272 2373

La Serena

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2068 1864 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1864 1966 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1355 1152 1050 846 846 948 948 1050 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 10 20 141 201 311 161 60 20 10 10
Rainy Days 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
Humidity Extreme Extreme VH H M M M M H VH Extreme Extreme
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 4/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1457 1457 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1559

Pucon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2068 1661 1254 948 948 1050 1355 1661 1966 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 643 337 337 134 32 134 134 337 541 745
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 11
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 693 994 1516 38115 41016 39516 32013 2068 1446 1255 964
Rainy Days 4 4 5 6 11 11 11 10 7 6 4 4
Humidity Extreme VH VH M M L L M M H VH Extreme
UV 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puerto Montt

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 1864 1661 1457 1254 948 948 1050 1152 1457 1661 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 948 846 643 541 439 337 337 439 541 745 948
Sunshine hours 10 10 8 6 4 3 4 4 6 8 9 10
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 823 863 1134 1456 2389 2359 2289 1988 1476 1175 1074 954
Rainy Days 3 3 4 6 12 12 12 11 8 6 4 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11/E 9/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1457 1254 1152 1152 1152 1152 1254 1355 1457

Puerto Natales

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1152 745 541 541 643 948 1254 1457 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 745 745 643 439 236 32 -130 32 236 337 541 643
Sunshine hours 8 7 6 5 3 3 3 4 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 16 14 12 10 9 8 8 10 12 14 16 17
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1305 1215 1496 1385 1215 1104 1215 1134 1144 1124 1215 1285
Rainy Days 6 5 6 9 9 6 7 6 5 5 5 5
Humidity VH H M L L L L L M M H VH
UV 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 0/L 1/L 1/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puerto Varas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1763 1457 1254 948 948 1050 1254 1457 1661 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 948 846 643 541 439 337 337 439 541 745 948
Sunshine hours 10 10 8 6 4 3 4 4 6 8 10 10
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 723 813 1144 1456 2399 2329 2108 1787 1385 1124 1024 853
Rainy Days 3 3 4 6 12 12 12 11 8 6 4 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11/E 9/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Punta Arenas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1559 1457 1254 948 643 439 439 541 745 1050 1254 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 643 643 541 337 134 32 -130 32 134 337 439 643
Sunshine hours 7 7 5 4 3 3 3 4 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 16 15 12 10 9 8 8 10 12 14 16 17
Rainfall (mm)(in) 381 321 442 452 452 361 351 361 301 261 311 351
Rainy Days 10 8 8 9 10 7 8 6 6 7 7 8
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 7/H 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 0/N 0/N 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 948 1050 948 948 846 846 745 643 643 643 745 846

Santiago

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2577 2373 1966 1661 1355 1355 1457 1661 2068 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1254 948 643 439 337 439 541 846 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 20 40 151 351 863 924 723 321 211 110 20
Rainy Days 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4
Humidity M M L N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Torres del Paine

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1050 948 643 236 32 32 134 439 745 846 1050
Min temp (C)(F) 134 32 -130 -327 -523 -719 -719 -621 -523 -327 -228 32
Sunshine hours 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 16 14 12 11 9 8 8 10 12 14 16 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 813 863 1155 1054 873 793 914 853 753 853 793 873
Rainy Days 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 4 6
Humidity VH H M L L L L L M M H VH
UV 9/VH 7/H 5/M 2/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Valparaiso (Chile)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1864 1661 1559 1457 1559 1661 1864 2068 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1152 948 948 745 745 745 846 948 1050 1254
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 30 161 562 914 1235 693 271 131 80 10
Rainy Days 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 2
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1559

Viña Del Mar

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1864 1661 1559 1457 1559 1661 1864 2068 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1152 948 948 745 745 745 846 948 1050 1254
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 30 161 562 914 1235 693 271 131 80 10
Rainy Days 2 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 2
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1355 1355 1457 1559 1661