The best times to visit Catamarca for ideal weather are

April 23rd to May 27th

or

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.

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Catamarca Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Catamarca

    Temperature

    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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Catamarca Temperatures (Celsius)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Catamarca Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 95.7 83.4 71.8
    Feb 93 81 70.3
    Mar 89.2 77.4 66.6
    Apr 84.5 71.9 60.5
    May 76 63.1 50.2
    Jun 70.5 55.9 41.4
    Jul 70.3 54.7 38.4
    Aug 76.3 61.2 44.8
    Sep 83.1 68.7 54.5
    Oct 89.4 76 63.4
    Nov 92.8 80 68
    Dec 96.2 83.1 70.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 35.4 28.6 22.1
    Feb 33.9 27.2 21.3
    Mar 31.8 25.2 19.2
    Apr 29.2 22.2 15.8
    May 24.4 17.3 10.1
    Jun 21.4 13.3 5.2
    Jul 21.3 12.6 3.6
    Aug 24.6 16.2 7.1
    Sep 28.4 20.4 12.5
    Oct 31.9 24.4 17.4
    Nov 33.8 26.7 20
    Dec 35.7 28.4 21.6

     
    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Catamarca (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 21.4 0 0.1
    Feb 25.7 0 0.16
    Mar 20 0 0.06
    Apr 15.7 0 0.1
    May 8.6 0 0.01
    Jun 2.9 0 0.01
    Jul 4.3 0 0.01
    Aug 5.7 0 0.01
    Sep 7.1 0 0.03
    Oct 10 0 0.02
    Nov 18.6 0 0.1
    Dec 22.9 0 0.12

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 21.4 0 0.25
    Feb 25.7 0 0.41
    Mar 20 0 0.15
    Apr 15.7 0 0.25
    May 8.6 0 0.03
    Jun 2.9 0 0.03
    Jul 4.3 0 0.03
    Aug 5.7 0 0.03
    Sep 7.1 0 0.08
    Oct 10 0 0.05
    Nov 18.6 0 0.25
    Dec 22.9 0 0.3
    –>

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 40.5
    Feb 48.1
    Mar 49.3
    Apr 49.6
    May 50.1
    Jun 44.8
    Jul 37.5
    Aug 28.7
    Sep 27
    Oct 30.2
    Nov 34
    Dec 36.9

     

    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.

     

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