The best times to visit Salta for ideal weather are
February 19th to May 13th
August 27th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Salta Travel Guide
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Weather in Salta
Average temperatures in Salta vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Salta, the hottest months are December, January, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 87.2°F (30.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.1°F (16.7°C) at night.
Salta Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Salta 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.
Salta Perceived Temperature (F)
Salta Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Salta 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 Salta are August, September, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.
When can you find snow in Salta? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to mid July. The best time to ski (if at all) in Salta is often around around July 16th 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 Salta.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Salta (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
Salta has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (39.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (75.3%).
Wind in Salta is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.2 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 early November where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Salta.
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||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.3||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.3||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.2||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.4||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.6||Light breeze||11.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.9||Light breeze||12.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Salta?
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 Salta, 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 Salta 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 Salta Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.1°F (26.7°C) and 66.7°F (19.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 10 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 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 Salta, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 87.2°F (30.7°C) and 77.9°F (25.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 6 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 Salta to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.