The best times to visit Chile for ideal weather are

December 3rd to March 4th

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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Chile Travel Guide

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

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Chile vary little and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 21 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 Chile, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-January where highs are regularly around 72.3°F (22.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.7°F (12.6°C) at night.

    Chile Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Low

    Chile 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.

    Chile Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Chile Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Chile 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 71 63.1 53.8
    Feb 70.7 62.6 53.3
    Mar 69.2 60.9 51.3
    Apr 63 55.4 47.1
    May 57.9 51.2 44.3
    Jun 54.1 47.9 41.6
    Jul 52.4 46.2 39.8
    Aug 54.6 48 41.1
    Sep 58.5 51.4 43.5
    Oct 61.5 54.3 45.9
    Nov 64.5 57.1 48.2
    Dec 68.1 60.4 50.8

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 21.7 17.3 12.1
    Feb 21.5 17 11.8
    Mar 20.7 16.1 10.7
    Apr 17.2 13 8.4
    May 14.4 10.7 6.8
    Jun 12.3 8.8 5.3
    Jul 11.3 7.9 4.3
    Aug 12.6 8.9 5.1
    Sep 14.7 10.8 6.4
    Oct 16.4 12.4 7.7
    Nov 18.1 13.9 9
    Dec 20.1 15.8 10.4

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Chile are July, June, and then August. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are only 0.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-May with an average of 1.9 days with significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

    When can you find snow in Chile? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around October 22nd. 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 Chile.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 12.9 0 0.04
    Feb 14.3 0 0.04
    Mar 14.3 0 0.04
    Apr 17.1 0 0.04
    May 24.3 0 0.07
    Jun 24.3 0 0.08
    Jul 25.7 0.2 0.07
    Aug 24.3 0.1 0.07
    Sep 20 0 0.05
    Oct 21.4 0.4 0.05
    Nov 17.1 0 0.04
    Dec 15.7 0 0.04

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 12.9 0 0.1
    Feb 14.3 0 0.1
    Mar 14.3 0 0.1
    Apr 17.1 0 0.1
    May 24.3 0 0.18
    Jun 24.3 0 0.2
    Jul 25.7 0.5 0.18
    Aug 24.3 0.3 0.18
    Sep 20 0 0.13
    Oct 21.4 1 0.13
    Nov 17.1 0 0.1
    Dec 15.7 0 0.1

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Chile has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is December (57.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (72.7%).

    Wind in Chile is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-January where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

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    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 9.2 a gentle breeze 14.9 a moderate breeze
    Feb 8.3 a gentle breeze 13.7 a moderate breeze
    Mar 7.9 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.6 a gentle breeze 12.8 a moderate breeze
    May 7.3 a gentle breeze 12.4 a moderate breeze
    Jun 7.1 a gentle breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze
    Jul 7.4 a gentle breeze 12.4 a moderate breeze
    Aug 7.4 a gentle breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Sep 7.5 a gentle breeze 12.7 a moderate breeze
    Oct 8.5 a gentle breeze 13.8 a moderate breeze
    Nov 9.3 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze
    Dec 9.3 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 58.6
    Feb 59.4
    Mar 61.2
    Apr 66
    May 71.3
    Jun 72.7
    Jul 72.3
    Aug 69.3
    Sep 64.3
    Oct 59.2
    Nov 57.9
    Dec 57.8

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Chile?

    As of 5/19/2017 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.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in 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 Chile 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. 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 Chile Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 71.7°F (22.1°C) and 56°F (13.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Fall is busy 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 quite cold. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Chile, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 65.9°F (18.8°C) and 57.2°F (14°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

    Summer (December through February)

    Weather is somewhat cold this time of year in Chile to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.3°F (22.4°C) and 67.4°F (19.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

     

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