The best times to visit Palena for ideal weather are

December 3rd to March 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Palena Travel Info

Weather in Palena

Temperature

Average temperatures in Palena vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Palena, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 81.9°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.4°F (9.7°C) at night.

Palena Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Palena 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.

Palena Perceived Temperature (F)

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Palena Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Palena 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan7160.249.2
Feb70.559.146.7
Mar66.156.546
Apr58.949.741.4
May52.244.137.9
Jun46.840.234.9
Jul45.938.332.6
Aug49.641.134.4
Sep54.846.338.3
Oct60.950.740.3
Nov6454.944.7
Dec67.958.847.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan21.715.79.6
Feb21.415.18.2
Mar18.913.67.8
Apr14.99.85.2
May11.26.73.3
Jun8.24.61.6
Jul7.73.50.3
Aug9.85.11.3
Sep12.77.93.5
Oct16.110.44.6
Nov17.812.77.1
Dec19.914.98.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Palena are April, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Palena? 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 Palena.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan13%03.6
Feb17%02.3
Mar11%02.3
Apr10%03.4
May30%04.5
Jun34%07.3
Jul22%03.4
Aug21%03.3
Sep24%04
Oct15%02
Nov18%03.2
Dec12%02.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1309.1
Feb1705.8
Mar1105.8
Apr1008.6
May30011.4
Jun34018.5
Jul2208.6
Aug2108.4
Sep24010.2
Oct1505.1
Nov1808.1
Dec1205.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Palena has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (48.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (76.9%).

Wind in Palena is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by January and December. November’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.7Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze
Feb5.9Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Mar5.8Light breeze10.4Significant breeze
Apr5.2Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
May4.1Light breeze7.8Significant breeze
Jun4.3Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Jul4.5Light breeze8.2Significant breeze
Aug4.2Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze
Sep5.2Light breeze8.8Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Nov7.9Gentle breeze12Significant breeze
Dec7.5Gentle breeze12.2Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan48.2%
Feb51.1%
Mar57.6%
Apr65.8%
May74.7%
Jun76.9%
Jul74.1%
Aug71.8%
Sep63.4%
Oct54.4%
Nov51.2%
Dec48.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Palena?

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 Palena, Chile is January, followed by March 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 Palena 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

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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 54.8 in July means 54.8% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Palena Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.8°F (22.7°C) and 49.6°F (9.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Palena, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 69.5°F (20.8°C) and 52°F (11.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Palena to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 64.2°F (17.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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