The best times to visit Catamarca for ideal weather are
March 26th to June 10th
July 30th to October 21st
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 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 44th 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 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Catamarca are June, July, and then August. 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 early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.
When can you find snow in Catamarca? 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.
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 some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (27% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (50.1%).
Wind in Catamarca is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 12.6 knots (14.5 MPH or 23.4 KPH) is considered “a 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||11.2||Significant breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
|Mar||9.7||Gentle breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Apr||8.9||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||14.4||Strong breeze|
|Jun||5.8||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.5||Light breeze||13.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Sep||10.5||Gentle breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||12.5||Significant breeze||20.8||Strong breeze|
|Nov||12.6||Significant breeze||20.8||Strong breeze|
|Dec||11.9||Significant breeze||19.4||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Catamarca?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Catamarca, Argentina is August, followed by October and July. 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 Catamarca in February. 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 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. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
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 about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Catamarca, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than 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. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower 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 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.