The best times to visit San Rafael for ideal weather are
February 5th to April 22nd
October 15th to December 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in San Rafael
Average temperatures in San Rafael vary greatly. 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 50th 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 San Rafael, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.4°F (15.8°C) at night.
San Rafael Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
San Rafael 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.
San Rafael Perceived Temperature (F)
San Rafael Perceived Temperature (C)
Average San Rafael 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 San Rafael are July, June, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in San Rafael? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around August, especially close to early August. The best time to ski (if at all) in San Rafael is often around around July 30th 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 San Rafael.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in San Rafael (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
San Rafael has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (35.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (51.1%).
Wind in San Rafael is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.7 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in San Rafael.
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||5.3||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.5||Light breeze||9.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.4||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||8.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.1||Light breeze||9.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.5||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.8||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.5||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to San Rafael?
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 San Rafael, Argentina is November, followed by September and December. 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 San Rafael in May. 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 San Rafael Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 64.7°F (18.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in San Rafael, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 68.9°F (20.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in San Rafael to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 83.7°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.