The best times to visit Iquique for ideal weather are
any time of year (no, really)
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Iquique Travel Guide
Weather in Iquique
Average temperatures in Iquique vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 99th 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 Iquique, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 79°F (26.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.8°F (19.3°C) at night.
Iquique Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Iquique 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.
Iquique Perceived Temperature (F)
Iquique Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Iquique 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 Iquique 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 Iquique? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Iquique.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Iquique (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
Iquique has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (55.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (63.6%).
Wind in Iquique is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by January and December. February’s average wind speed of around 9.5 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.6 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Iquique.
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||9.2||Gentle breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Feb||9.5||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Mar||8.6||Gentle breeze||16.4||Strong breeze|
|Apr||7.9||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|May||6.7||Light breeze||13.9||Strong breeze|
|Jun||6.1||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||12.7||Strong breeze|
|Aug||6.5||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Strong breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.1||Gentle breeze||15.4||Strong breeze|
|Dec||8.7||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Iquique?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 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 Aug 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Iquique, Chile is January, followed by April 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 Iquique in July. 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 Iquique Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 67.5°F (19.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Iquique, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 71.3°F (21.8°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Iquique to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79°F (26.1°C) and 72.7°F (22.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.