The best times to visit Rio Gallegos for ideal weather are

June 11th to December 9th

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



Other Rio Gallegos Travel Info

Weather in Rio Gallegos


Average temperatures in Rio Gallegos vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 27th 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 Rio Gallegos, 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 71.2°F (21.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46°F (7.8°C) at night.

Rio Gallegos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Rio Gallegos Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Rio Gallegos Perceived Temperature (F)


Rio Gallegos Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Rio Gallegos 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 70.1 56.3 44.9
Feb 68.1 54.6 43.6
Mar 65.8 52.4 41.3
Apr 58.1 46 35.9
May 49.8 40.2 31.4
Jun 43.8 35.9 28.5
Jul 43.2 35.1 27.9
Aug 46.7 37.4 29
Sep 54.2 42.6 33
Oct 60.7 47.1 36.3
Nov 64.1 50.5 39.4
Dec 67.4 54.1 43.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.2 13.5 7.2
Feb 20.1 12.6 6.4
Mar 18.8 11.3 5.2
Apr 14.5 7.8 2.2
May 9.9 4.6 -0.3
Jun 6.6 2.2 -1.9
Jul 6.2 1.7 -2.3
Aug 8.2 3 -1.7
Sep 12.3 5.9 0.6
Oct 15.9 8.4 2.4
Nov 17.8 10.3 4.1
Dec 19.7 12.3 6.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rio Gallegos are October, September, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Rio Gallegos? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to early October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Rio Gallegos is often around around October 1st 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 Rio Gallegos.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 29.5 1.2
Feb 15% 0 1.6
Mar 10% 0 1
Apr 9% 0 1.1
May 10% 1.2 0.9
Jun 13% 1.5 1.2
Jul 9% 1.1 0.7
Aug 10% 0.8 1.7
Sep 7% 0.4 0.9
Oct 7% 33.9 0.7
Nov 9% 0 0.7
Dec 11% 0 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 74.9 3
Feb 15 0 4.1
Mar 10 0 2.5
Apr 9 0 2.8
May 10 3 2.3
Jun 13 3.8 3
Jul 9 2.8 1.8
Aug 10 2 4.3
Sep 7 1 2.3
Oct 7 86.1 1.8
Nov 9 0 1.8
Dec 11 0 5.1


Humidity and Wind

Rio Gallegos has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is November (38.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (68.9%).

Wind in Rio Gallegos is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 14.9 knots (17.1 MPH or 27.5 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 28.8 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 13.9 Significant breeze 25.7 Very strong breeze
Feb 13.2 Significant breeze 24.5 Very strong breeze
Mar 12.7 Significant breeze 23.2 Very strong breeze
Apr 11.9 Significant breeze 22.2 Very strong breeze
May 11 Significant breeze 20.2 Very strong breeze
Jun 11.2 Significant breeze 19.8 Strong breeze
Jul 10.6 Gentle breeze 19.1 Very strong breeze
Aug 10.7 Gentle breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Sep 11.1 Significant breeze 20.2 Very strong breeze
Oct 13.6 Significant breeze 24.8 Very strong breeze
Nov 14.9 Significant breeze 26.2 Very strong breeze
Dec 14.9 Significant breeze 26.3 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 40.3%
Feb 43.7%
Mar 47.1%
Apr 55.6%
May 62.5%
Jun 68.6%
Jul 68.9%
Aug 63.8%
Sep 53.8%
Oct 40.8%
Nov 38.4%
Dec 39.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Rio Gallegos?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 21, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Rio Gallegos, 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 Rio Gallegos 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

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 Rio Gallegos Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.4°F (21.3°C) and 45.6°F (7.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 3 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 moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Rio Gallegos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 67.5°F (19.7°C) and 51.9°F (11.1°C), which will feel chilly 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Rio Gallegos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.2°F (21.8°C) and 66°F (18.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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