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.
Hanga Roa Travel Guide
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Weather in Hanga Roa
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)
Hanga Roa 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.
Hanga Roa Perceived Temperature (F)
Hanga Roa Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hanga Roa (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.