The best times to visit Hanga Roa for ideal weather are

September 24th 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.

 

 


Other Hanga Roa Travel Info

Weather in Hanga Roa

Temperature

Average temperatures in Hanga Roa vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 70th 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 Hanga Roa, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 82.2°F (27.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.5°F (20.8°C) at night.

Hanga Roa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Hanga Roa 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.

Hanga Roa Perceived Temperature (F)

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Hanga Roa Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Hanga Roa 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 80.4 74.1 67.7
Feb 81.7 75.3 69
Mar 81 74.4 68.4
Apr 78.1 72.1 66.6
May 74.5 69 63.9
Jun 71.1 66 61.2
Jul 70.5 65.3 60.8
Aug 70.3 65 60.2
Sep 70.8 65.2 59.8
Oct 72.2 66.3 60.8
Nov 74.2 68.4 62.9
Dec 77.5 71.4 65.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.9 23.4 19.8
Feb 27.6 24.1 20.6
Mar 27.2 23.6 20.2
Apr 25.6 22.3 19.2
May 23.6 20.6 17.7
Jun 21.7 18.9 16.2
Jul 21.4 18.5 16
Aug 21.3 18.3 15.7
Sep 21.6 18.4 15.4
Oct 22.3 19.1 16
Nov 23.4 20.2 17.2
Dec 25.3 21.9 18.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hanga Roa are December, February, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Hanga Roa? 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 Hanga Roa.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hanga Roa (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 22% 0 3.9
Feb 14% 0 2.6
Mar 21% 0 2.6
Apr 23% 0 4.5
May 25% 0 4.2
Jun 30% 0 5.4
Jul 18% 0 3.6
Aug 20% 0 3
Sep 18% 0 3.3
Oct 18% 0 3.1
Nov 21% 0 2.8
Dec 11% 0 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 9.9
Feb 14 0 6.6
Mar 21 0 6.6
Apr 23 0 11.4
May 25 0 10.7
Jun 30 0 13.7
Jul 18 0 9.1
Aug 20 0 7.6
Sep 18 0 8.4
Oct 18 0 7.9
Nov 21 0 7.1
Dec 11 0 5.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Hanga Roa has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (64.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (71%).

Wind in Hanga Roa is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hanga Roa.

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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 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Sep 7.6 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Nov 8.1 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.2%
Feb 66.6%
Mar 67.9%
Apr 68.2%
May 69.5%
Jun 68%
Jul 71%
Aug 68.2%
Sep 65.9%
Oct 64.5%
Nov 67.2%
Dec 67%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Hanga Roa?

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 Hanga Roa, Chile is May, followed by March and April. 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 Hanga Roa in December. 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 54.1 in December means 54.1% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Hanga Roa Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 73°F (22.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Hanga Roa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 70.3°F (21.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Hanga Roa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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