The best times to visit Chaiten for ideal weather are

December 24th to March 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Chaiten Travel Info

Weather in Chaiten

Temperature

Average temperatures in Chaiten vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Chaiten, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 75.2°F (24°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.1°F (10.1°C) at night.

Chaiten Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Chaiten Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Chaiten Perceived Temperature (F)

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Chaiten Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Chaiten 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 70.7 59.7 49.1
Feb 68 56.7 46.7
Mar 65.7 55.1 46.2
Apr 57.6 47.9 40.4
May 50.1 42.7 37.3
Jun 45.1 39.1 34.7
Jul 43.9 37.2 32
Aug 45.9 37.1 31
Sep 53.4 44 36.6
Oct 59.9 48.8 38.6
Nov 59.7 51.4 43
Dec 67.4 56.7 46.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.5 15.4 9.5
Feb 20 13.7 8.2
Mar 18.7 12.8 7.9
Apr 14.2 8.8 4.7
May 10.1 5.9 2.9
Jun 7.3 3.9 1.5
Jul 6.6 2.9 0
Aug 7.7 2.8 -0.6
Sep 11.9 6.7 2.6
Oct 15.5 9.3 3.7
Nov 15.4 10.8 6.1
Dec 19.7 13.7 8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chaiten are May, December, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.

When can you find snow in Chaiten? 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 Chaiten.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 4.6
Feb 23% 0 3.5
Mar 14% 0 3.6
Apr 12% 0 1.6
May 10% 0 1.4
Jun 24% 0 3.4
Jul 15% 0 1.4
Aug 28% 0 3.6
Sep 13% 0 1.4
Oct 13% 0 2.2
Nov 17% 0 3.3
Dec 11% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 11.7
Feb 23 0 8.9
Mar 14 0 9.1
Apr 12 0 4.1
May 10 0 3.6
Jun 24 0 8.6
Jul 15 0 3.6
Aug 28 0 9.1
Sep 13 0 3.6
Oct 13 0 5.6
Nov 17 0 8.4
Dec 11 0 7.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Chaiten has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (45.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (76.3%).

Wind in Chaiten is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.2 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chaiten.

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 5.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
May 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 3 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.9%
Feb 53.7%
Mar 58.8%
Apr 62.4%
May 73%
Jun 76.3%
Jul 74.1%
Aug 71.6%
Sep 59.2%
Oct 48.4%
Nov 49.5%
Dec 45.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Chaiten?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Chile; 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 05, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Chaiten, Chile is January, followed by March and November. 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 Chaiten in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 54.8 in July means 54.8% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Chaiten Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.4°F (21.3°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Chaiten, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 65.3°F (18.5°C) and 51.3°F (10.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Chaiten to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.2°F (24°C) and 61.3°F (16.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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