The best times to visit Patagonia for ideal weather are
November 12th to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Patagonia Travel Guide
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Weather in Patagonia
Average temperatures in Patagonia vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 58th 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 Patagonia, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 82.7°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.8°F (14.3°C) at night.
Patagonia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Patagonia 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.
Patagonia Perceived Temperature (F)
Patagonia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Patagonia 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 Patagonia are November, January, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.
When can you find snow in Patagonia? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Patagonia is often around around September 10th 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 Patagonia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Patagonia (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
Patagonia has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is November (28.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (44.4%).
Wind in Patagonia is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 13.4 knots (15.5 MPH or 24.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 24 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Patagonia.
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||13.1||Significant breeze||21.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.7||Significant breeze||20||Strong breeze|
|Mar||10.9||Gentle breeze||19.4||Strong breeze|
|Apr||11.6||Significant breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
|May||11.3||Significant breeze||20.2||Strong breeze|
|Jun||12.1||Significant breeze||21.4||Strong breeze|
|Jul||11||Significant breeze||19.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||11.1||Significant breeze||20.1||Strong breeze|
|Sep||10.2||Gentle breeze||18.3||Strong breeze|
|Oct||11.8||Significant breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
|Nov||13.4||Significant breeze||22.4||Strong breeze|
|Dec||13.3||Significant breeze||21.9||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Patagonia?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Argentina; 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 24, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Patagonia, Argentina 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 Patagonia 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 Patagonia Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 57°F (13.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 2 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Patagonia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 77.4°F (25.2°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Patagonia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.