The best times to visit Vicuna for ideal weather are

October 22nd to April 29th

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



Other Vicuna Travel Info

Weather in Vicuna


Average temperatures in Vicuna vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 75th 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 Vicuna, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 72.6°F (22.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.6°F (14.8°C) at night.

Vicuna Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Vicuna 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.

Vicuna Perceived Temperature (F)


Vicuna Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Vicuna 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 71.1 63.4 57.9
Feb 71.6 63.6 57.5
Mar 68.8 61.1 55.5
Apr 65.4 57.6 51.8
May 63.1 54.9 49.1
Jun 60.8 52.1 45.8
Jul 60.4 51.1 44.3
Aug 61.3 52.3 45.8
Sep 62.2 53.6 47.2
Oct 63.7 55.4 49.2
Nov 65.5 57.7 51.8
Dec 68.1 60.5 54.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.7 17.4 14.4
Feb 22 17.6 14.2
Mar 20.4 16.2 13.1
Apr 18.6 14.2 11
May 17.3 12.7 9.5
Jun 16 11.2 7.7
Jul 15.8 10.6 6.8
Aug 16.3 11.3 7.7
Sep 16.8 12 8.4
Oct 17.6 13 9.6
Nov 18.6 14.3 11
Dec 20.1 15.8 12.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vicuna are January, February, and then April. 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 August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Vicuna? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Vicuna is often around around October 22nd 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 Vicuna.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vicuna (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 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0.1
Apr 0% 0 0
May 2% 0 0.2
Jun 4% 0 1
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 3% 0 0.4
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 1% 19.3 0.2
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0.3
Apr 0 0 0
May 2 0 0.5
Jun 4 0 2.5
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 3 0 1
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 1 49 0.5
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Vicuna has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (71.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (77.1%).

Wind in Vicuna is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.6 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Feb 5.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 9.2 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 9.5 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Oct 5.2 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.2%
Feb 71.8%
Mar 75.9%
Apr 76.3%
May 77.1%
Jun 75.4%
Jul 74.4%
Aug 75.6%
Sep 74.5%
Oct 73.7%
Nov 73.3%
Dec 72.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Vicuna?

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 Vicuna, 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 Vicuna 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 Vicuna Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 70.9°F (21.6°C) and 61.8°F (16.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Vicuna, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 61.7°F (16.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Vicuna to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.6°F (22.6°C) and 67.2°F (19.6°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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