The best times to visit Cafayate for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 24th
August 6th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cafayate Travel Guide
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Weather in Cafayate
Average temperatures in Cafayate vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cafayate, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.7°F (20.4°C) at night.
Cafayate Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cafayate Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Cafayate Perceived Temperature (F)
Cafayate Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cafayate Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cafayate are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.
When can you find snow in Cafayate? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cafayate.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cafayate (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cafayate has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (42.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (72.8%).
Wind in Cafayate is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cafayate.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.1||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.9||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.9||Light breeze||9.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.2||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.7||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cafayate?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Argentina; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 24, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cafayate, Argentina is November, followed by September and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cafayate in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Cafayate Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 68.9°F (20.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Cafayate, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 80.9°F (27.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Cafayate to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.2°F (34°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.