The best times to visit Santiago for ideal weather are

January 1st to April 1st

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

 

 


Other Santiago Travel Info

Weather in Santiago

Temperature

Average temperatures in Santiago vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 9th 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 Santiago, the hottest months are March, April, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 96.6°F (35.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.

Santiago Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Santiago Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Santiago Perceived Temperature (F)

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Santiago Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Santiago 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 92.1 81.7 68.7
Feb 94 83.6 69.6
Mar 95.6 84.7 70.7
Apr 95.4 84.4 72.1
May 91.3 81.1 73.2
Jun 89.9 80.8 73.5
Jul 90.1 80.3 73.1
Aug 89.6 79.4 72.3
Sep 90 79.8 72.6
Oct 87.5 78.8 72.7
Nov 88.2 78.8 72.6
Dec 89.8 80.1 70.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.4 27.6 20.4
Feb 34.4 28.7 20.9
Mar 35.3 29.3 21.5
Apr 35.2 29.1 22.3
May 32.9 27.3 22.9
Jun 32.2 27.1 23.1
Jul 32.3 26.8 22.8
Aug 32 26.3 22.4
Sep 32.2 26.6 22.6
Oct 30.8 26 22.6
Nov 31.2 26 22.6
Dec 32.1 26.7 21.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Santiago are March, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.

When can you find snow in Santiago? 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 Santiago.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.7
Feb 3% 0 0.7
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 20% 0 6.2
May 34% 0 9.6
Jun 40% 0 8.9
Jul 38% 0 9.3
Aug 44% 0 10.9
Sep 40% 0 9.4
Oct 53% 0 12.1
Nov 55% 0 12.3
Dec 27% 0 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.8
Feb 3 0 1.8
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 20 0 15.7
May 34 0 24.4
Jun 40 0 22.6
Jul 38 0 23.6
Aug 44 0 27.7
Sep 40 0 23.9
Oct 53 0 30.7
Nov 55 0 31.2
Dec 27 0 12.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Santiago has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (50.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (81.5%).

Wind in Santiago is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.2 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.1 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 8 Significant breeze
Jun 2.3 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Jul 2.3 Barely noticeable 6.5 Significant breeze
Aug 2.4 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Sep 2.5 Barely noticeable 7.1 Significant breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.4 Barely noticeable 6.7 Significant breeze
Dec 2.6 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.8%
Feb 53.2%
Mar 50.7%
Apr 58.5%
May 73.9%
Jun 77.4%
Jul 77.7%
Aug 79.3%
Sep 78.9%
Oct 81.5%
Nov 80.9%
Dec 71.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Santiago?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are regional travel advisories for Panama; exercise normal security precautions and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Santiago, Panama is June, followed by March and July. 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 Santiago in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Santiago Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.6°F (35.9°C) and 89°F (31.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 0 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 12 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Santiago, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 17 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Santiago to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.5°F (34.7°C) and 89.5°F (31.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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