The best times to visit La Serena for ideal weather are
October 22nd to April 29th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
La Serena Travel Guide
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Weather in La Serena
Average temperatures in La Serena 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 75th 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 La Serena, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 72.6°F (22.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.6°F (14.8°C) at night.
La Serena Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
La Serena 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.
La Serena Perceived Temperature (F)
La Serena Perceived Temperature (C)
Average La Serena 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 La Serena are January, February, and then April. 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 mid August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in La Serena? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in La Serena is often around around October 22nd 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 La Serena.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Serena (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
La Serena has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (71.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (77.1%).
Wind in La Serena is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in La Serena.
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||5.6||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.5||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||9.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.6||Light breeze||9.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.7||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.9||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.2||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to La Serena?
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 La Serena, 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 La Serena 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
Overall La Serena Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 70.9°F (21.6°C) and 61.8°F (16.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in La Serena, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 61.7°F (16.5°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 somewhat cool this time of year in La Serena to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.6°F (22.6°C) and 67.2°F (19.6°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.