The best times to visit Chile for ideal weather are
November 12th to April 8th
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 somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 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 significant precipitation in Chile are January, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early December. For example, on the week of December 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Chile? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Chile is often around around October 22nd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 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 some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. 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 “a 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.2||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|May||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.5||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Chile?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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 rare with 2 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 4 to 5 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 normal amount: approximately 3 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 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 smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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