The best times to visit Santa Maria for ideal weather are

October 29th to April 15th

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



Other Santa Maria Travel Info

Weather in Santa Maria


Average temperatures in Santa Maria 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 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 Santa Maria, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 89.3°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.3°F (13.5°C) at night.

Santa Maria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Santa Maria 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.

Santa Maria Perceived Temperature (F)


Santa Maria Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Santa Maria 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 87.9 71.2 56.6
Feb 86.7 69.7 55.3
Mar 85 67 52
Apr 77.7 59.6 45.6
May 69.4 53.1 41.1
Jun 62.6 47.4 36.8
Jul 61.1 46.5 36.3
Aug 63.9 49.3 38.7
Sep 69.2 54 42.4
Oct 75.4 59 46
Nov 81.4 64.1 49.8
Dec 85.2 68 53.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.1 21.8 13.7
Feb 30.4 20.9 12.9
Mar 29.4 19.4 11.1
Apr 25.4 15.3 7.6
May 20.8 11.7 5.1
Jun 17 8.6 2.7
Jul 16.2 8.1 2.4
Aug 17.7 9.6 3.7
Sep 20.7 12.2 5.8
Oct 24.1 15 7.8
Nov 27.4 17.8 9.9
Dec 29.6 20 11.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Santa Maria are January, December, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Santa Maria? 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 Santa Maria.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santa Maria (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 1% 0 0.1
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 6% 0 0.9
Jun 13% 0 1.6
Jul 7% 0 0.7
Aug 9% 0 1.5
Sep 5% 0 0.4
Oct 3% 0 0.3
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 0% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 1 0 0.3
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 6 0 2.3
Jun 13 0 4.1
Jul 7 0 1.8
Aug 9 0 3.8
Sep 5 0 1
Oct 3 0 0.8
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 0 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Santa Maria has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (37% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (65.2%).

Wind in Santa Maria is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Santa Maria.

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 7.8 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.5 Significant breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Dec 7.9 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 37.5%
Feb 38.5%
Mar 40%
Apr 46.6%
May 57.1%
Jun 63.5%
Jul 65.2%
Aug 62.9%
Sep 56.1%
Oct 46.6%
Nov 39%
Dec 37%


Is it Safe to Travel to Santa Maria?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings for Chile; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Santa Maria, Chile 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 Santa Maria 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

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 19.4 in May means 19.4% of the tourists vs. November.



Overall Santa Maria Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 2 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 most precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Santa Maria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 66.4°F (19.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Santa Maria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 84°F (28.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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