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.
Chile Travel Guide
Weather in Chile
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)
Chile 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.
Chile Perceived Temperature (F)
Chile Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chile (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
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.