The best times to visit Southern Chile for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Southern Chile Travel Guide
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Weather in Southern Chile
Average temperatures in Southern Chile vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Southern Chile, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 77.8°F (25.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.2°F (10.7°C) at night.
Southern Chile Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Southern Chile 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.
Southern Chile Perceived Temperature (F)
Southern Chile Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Southern Chile 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 Southern Chile are January, February, 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Southern Chile? 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 Southern Chile.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Southern Chile (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
Southern Chile has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (53.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (88.8%).
Wind in Southern Chile is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 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 mid December 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 Southern Chile.
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||6.2||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.1||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.5||Light breeze||8.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.2||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5||Light breeze||9.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||10.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.6||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.2||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Southern Chile?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Chile; 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 05, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Southern Chile, Chile 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 Southern Chile 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 Southern Chile Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.5°F (23.6°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 the most precipitation with 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Southern Chile, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 68.9°F (20.5°C) and 57.4°F (14.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 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 Southern Chile to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 69.4°F (20.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.