The best times to visit Ushuaia for ideal weather are
July 9th to October 28th
October 8th 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.
Ushuaia Travel Guide
Other Ushuaia Travel Info
Weather in Ushuaia
Average temperatures in Ushuaia vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 12th 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 Ushuaia, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 60°F (15.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 45°F (7.2°C) at night.
Ushuaia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ushuaia 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.
Ushuaia Perceived Temperature (F)
Ushuaia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ushuaia 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 Ushuaia are October, September, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Ushuaia? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to mid July. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ushuaia is often around around November 5th 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 Ushuaia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ushuaia (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
Ushuaia has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is October (56.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (72.2%).
Wind in Ushuaia is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 14.5 knots (16.7 MPH or 26.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 28.8 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ushuaia.
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||14.4||Significant breeze||25.2||Very strong breeze|
|Feb||13.2||Significant breeze||24.8||Very strong breeze|
|Mar||12.1||Significant breeze||23.6||Very strong breeze|
|Apr||11.3||Significant breeze||22.7||Very strong breeze|
|May||10.1||Gentle breeze||20.7||Very strong breeze|
|Jun||10.7||Gentle breeze||21.7||Strong breeze|
|Jul||11.2||Significant breeze||21.9||Very strong breeze|
|Aug||10.1||Gentle breeze||20.7||Strong breeze|
|Sep||11.2||Significant breeze||21.4||Very strong breeze|
|Oct||13.3||Significant breeze||24.8||Very strong breeze|
|Nov||14.2||Significant breeze||25.8||Very strong breeze|
|Dec||14.5||Significant breeze||26.1||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ushuaia?
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 Ushuaia, Argentina 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 Ushuaia 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 Ushuaia Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 57.9°F (14.4°C) and 41.4°F (5.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 6 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Ushuaia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 54.8°F (12.7°C) and 46.4°F (8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 5 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 too cold this time of year in Ushuaia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60°F (15.6°C) and 54.8°F (12.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.