The best times to visit Purmamarca for ideal weather are
April 2nd to May 27th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Purmamarca Travel Guide
Other Purmamarca Travel Info
Weather in Purmamarca
Average temperatures in Purmamarca vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Purmamarca, the hottest months are December, November, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late November where highs are regularly around 90.9°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.4°F (18°C) at night.
Purmamarca Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Purmamarca 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.
Purmamarca Perceived Temperature (F)
Purmamarca Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Purmamarca 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 Purmamarca are September, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.
When can you find snow in Purmamarca? 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 Purmamarca.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Purmamarca (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
Purmamarca has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (36% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (73%).
Wind in Purmamarca is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by November and October. September’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 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 late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Purmamarca.
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||4.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.2||Light breeze||10.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||8.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.1||Light breeze||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.1||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.9||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.1||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Purmamarca?
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 Purmamarca, Argentina 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 Purmamarca 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 Purmamarca Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 67.4°F (19.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Purmamarca, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 80.8°F (27.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Purmamarca to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 82.8°F (28.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.