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.



Other Catamarca Travel Info

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)


“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)


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.

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



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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Catamarca.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 3
Feb 20% 0 4.5
Mar 13% 0 1.8
Apr 9% 0 3
May 4% 0 0.3
Jun 2% 0 0.3
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 3% 0 1
Oct 6% 0 0.5
Nov 14% 0 3
Dec 15% 0 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 7.6
Feb 20 0 11.4
Mar 13 0 4.6
Apr 9 0 7.6
May 4 0 0.8
Jun 2 0 0.8
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 3 0 2.5
Oct 6 0 1.3
Nov 14 0 7.6
Dec 15 0 9.4


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
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?

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 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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 61.3 in February means 61.3% of the tourists vs. August.



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.


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