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.

 

 


Other Copiapo Travel Info

Weather in Copiapo

Temperature

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)

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Copiapo 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.

Copiapo Perceived Temperature (F)

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Copiapo Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 74.8 65.8 60.2
Feb 75.4 65.8 59.9
Mar 73.1 63.6 58.1
Apr 69.4 60.1 54.5
May 66 57 51.6
Jun 63.8 54 48
Jul 62.5 52.6 46.3
Aug 64 53.8 47.8
Sep 64.6 54.9 48.8
Oct 66 56.8 51.6
Nov 68.6 59.3 54.3
Dec 71.3 62.3 57

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 23.8 18.8 15.7
Feb 24.1 18.8 15.5
Mar 22.8 17.6 14.5
Apr 20.8 15.6 12.5
May 18.9 13.9 10.9
Jun 17.7 12.2 8.9
Jul 16.9 11.4 7.9
Aug 17.8 12.1 8.8
Sep 18.1 12.7 9.3
Oct 18.9 13.8 10.9
Nov 20.3 15.2 12.4
Dec 21.8 16.8 13.9

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Copiapo (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 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.1
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 0.3
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

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.

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Wind

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

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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 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
Jan 62.4%
Feb 63.5%
Mar 66.3%
Apr 68.3%
May 70.2%
Jun 69.9%
Jul 69.8%
Aug 69.3%
Sep 68.3%
Oct 67.3%
Nov 65.6%
Dec 63.8%

 

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

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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 19.4 in May means 19.4% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

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.

 

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