The best times to visit the Falkland Islands for ideal weather are

January 1st to December 30th

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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Weather in the Falkland Islands


Average temperatures in the Falkland Islands vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 the Falkland Islands, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 59.4°F (15.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 45.6°F (7.6°C) at night.

the Falkland Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


the Falkland Islands Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

the Falkland Islands Perceived Temperature (F)


the Falkland Islands Perceived Temperature (C)



Average the Falkland Islands 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 57.3 50.8 45.3
Feb 56.1 49.9 44.4
Mar 55.5 49.3 44.1
Apr 48 43.3 39.1
May 41.2 37.8 34.7
Jun 40.1 37.2 34.2
Jul 38.4 35.4 32.3
Aug 39.4 35.9 32.7
Sep 42.3 38 34.4
Oct 46.6 41 36.5
Nov 48.6 43.1 38.3
Dec 49.2 44.3 40.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.1 10.4 7.4
Feb 13.4 9.9 6.9
Mar 13.1 9.6 6.7
Apr 8.9 6.3 3.9
May 5.1 3.2 1.5
Jun 4.5 2.9 1.2
Jul 3.6 1.9 0.2
Aug 4.1 2.2 0.4
Sep 5.7 3.3 1.3
Oct 8.1 5 2.5
Nov 9.2 6.2 3.5
Dec 9.6 6.8 4.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in the Falkland Islands are October, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

When can you find snow in the Falkland Islands? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to early August. The best time to ski (if at all) in the Falkland Islands is often around around July 30th 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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in the Falkland Islands.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 1.6 0.5
Feb 5% 0 0.5
Mar 5% 0.4 0.6
Apr 5% 0.4 0.6
May 3% 0.6 0.3
Jun 3% 1.2 0.2
Jul 2% 2 0.3
Aug 2% 1.6 0.2
Sep 2% 0.6 0.2
Oct 1% 0.4 0.1
Nov 3% 0.5 0.3
Dec 3% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 4.1 1.3
Feb 5 0 1.3
Mar 5 1 1.5
Apr 5 1 1.5
May 3 1.5 0.8
Jun 3 3 0.5
Jul 2 5.1 0.8
Aug 2 4.1 0.5
Sep 2 1.5 0.5
Oct 1 1 0.3
Nov 3 1.3 0.8
Dec 3 0 1


Humidity and Wind

the Falkland Islands has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (67.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (86.8%).

Wind in the Falkland Islands is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 18.9 knots (21.7 MPH or 34.9 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 31.3 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 14.3 Significant breeze 21.3 Strong breeze
Feb 14 Significant breeze 21.3 Strong breeze
Mar 13.2 Significant breeze 20.5 Strong breeze
Apr 13 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
May 14.6 Significant breeze 24 Strong breeze
Jun 16.6 Significant breeze 25.3 Very strong breeze
Jul 15.9 Significant breeze 24.7 Strong breeze
Aug 15.8 Significant breeze 24.4 Very strong breeze
Sep 16.7 Significant breeze 25.2 Strong breeze
Oct 18.7 Strong breeze 26.9 Very strong breeze
Nov 18.9 Strong breeze 26 Strong breeze
Dec 18.8 Strong breeze 26 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.4%
Feb 69.8%
Mar 71.4%
Apr 79.9%
May 84%
Jun 86.8%
Jul 86.6%
Aug 84.6%
Sep 81.6%
Oct 74.9%
Nov 70.6%
Dec 69.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to the Falkland Islands?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Falkland Islands; 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 21, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in the Falkland Islands is May, followed by June 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 the Falkland Islands in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 56.3 in August means 56.3% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall the Falkland Islands Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.4°F (15.2°C) and 40.2°F (4.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the 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 moderate precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in the Falkland Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 52.7°F (11.5°C) and 41.5°F (5.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in the Falkland Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.4°F (15.2°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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