The best times to visit Catamarca for ideal weather are
April 23rd to May 27th
August 27th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Catamarca Travel Guide
Weather in Catamarca
Average temperatures in Catamarca vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 80 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Catamarca, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 98.3°F (36.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73°F (22.8°C) at night.
Catamarca Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Catamarca 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.
Catamarca Perceived Temperature (F)
Catamarca Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Catamarca 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)|
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 Catamarca.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Catamarca (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
Catamarca has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is September (27% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (50.1%).
Wind in Catamarca is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 12.6 knots (14.5 MPH or 23.3 KPH) is considered “moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 22.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Catamarca.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||11.2||a moderate breeze||18.6||a fresh breeze|
|Feb||10.2||a gentle breeze||17.5||a fresh breeze|
|Mar||9.7||a gentle breeze||17.1||a fresh breeze|
|Apr||8.9||a gentle breeze||16.9||a moderate breeze|
|May||7||a gentle breeze||14.4||a fresh breeze|
|Jun||5.8||a light breeze||12.1||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||6.5||a light breeze||13.5||a fresh breeze|
|Aug||9||a gentle breeze||17.4||a fresh breeze|
|Sep||10.5||a gentle breeze||18.7||a fresh breeze|
|Oct||12.5||a moderate breeze||20.8||a fresh breeze|
|Nov||12.6||a moderate breeze||20.8||a fresh breeze|
|Dec||11.9||a moderate breeze||19.4||a fresh breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Catamarca?
As of 5/19/2017 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.
Overall Catamarca Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 70.7°F (21.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Catamarca, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 94.5°F (34.7°C) and 82.4°F (28°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Catamarca to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 98.3°F (36.8°C) and 89.7°F (32.1°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.