climate & weather
CLIMATE & WEATHER
IN SOUTHERN PATAGONIA
The best times to visit Patagonia are between October through February. It is in these months that springtime begins and ends with summer. The weather during these months is mild and lighting sets perfect sunrises and sundowns. You should make reservations in advance during these time frames as they are the best time for outdoor activities and hiking/horseback riding opportunities. During the winter months, there is a great chance of spotting pumas in the wild.
Important Note: The information found below is a general depiction of what the weather and climate are like in Patagonia throughout the year. However, please note that the weather in this region of our world is extremely unpredictable. It is very important that travelers come well prepared for all weather conditions regardless of when you choose to travel. It is not rare to experience rain, wind, sunshine and even snow in a single day, even if traveling during the summer months.
The highest temperatures in Patagonia can be experienced during the summer months, where they can reach around 72 °F (22 °C). The lowest temperatures are during the winter months where they drop can down to 32°F (0°C) at night. The wind-chill factor can sometimes make the ambient temperature feel up to about 30°F (6°C) colder than what they really are.
Precipitation is more frequent during the months of April and May in the fall, but it is also common to get some rain between the months of November through January, although with less intensity. In the winter months, precipitation is very common at night in the form of snow, giving way to some beautiful landscapes.
Patagonia is known for its often windy conditions. For most part of the year, you can expect winds with a speed of about 15 - 20 km/h (9 - 13 miles/h). In the summer months however, winds pick up and they can even reach speeds of about 120 km/h (74 miles/h).