The best times to visit Copiapo for ideal weather are
October 22nd to May 13th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Copiapo Travel Guide
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Weather in Copiapo
Average temperatures in Copiapo vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 83rd 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 Copiapo, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 76.1°F (24.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.5°F (15.8°C) at night.
Copiapo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Copiapo 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.
Copiapo Perceived Temperature (F)
Copiapo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Copiapo 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 Copiapo are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 0 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.
When can you find snow in Copiapo? 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 Copiapo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Copiapo (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
Copiapo has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (62.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (70.2%).
Wind in Copiapo is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Copiapo.
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||6.8||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.9||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.4||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||10||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.8||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.1||Light breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.7||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.8||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.4||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.3||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Copiapo?
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 Copiapo, Chile is November, followed by September and December. 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 Copiapo in May. 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 Copiapo Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.8°F (23.8°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Copiapo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 69.7°F (20.9°C) and 64.1°F (17.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Copiapo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 70.3°F (21.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.