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Weather and climate

As a rule of thumb, weather in Patagonia can be unpredictable, and the winds (westerlies) are infamous for their strength. But, just as the weather can unexpectedly turn bad, in a few minutes it can be bright and shining again (which is why we stress packing the proper gear and clothing to be prepared for all kinds of weather)! Just part of the experience of traveling at the end of the world!
 
Patagonian weather patterns are determined by the Andes, the winds that come off of nearby Antarctica, ocean currents, and nearby Southern Patagonian Ice field, hence the strong winds and difficulty in predicting the weather.
 
However, there are some general trends depending on the season as shown here: 
  • Night-time temperatures will most likely range from –1°C to -5°C (30s and 40s ºF) depending on the season.

Spring

  • Months: mid-late September, October, November
  • Weather: warm during the day but can still be chilly, strong winds, cold nights, strong possibility of rain (especially in September)
  • Avg. Temperatures: lows in the 30s °F (around 5 °C) / Highs in the 60s °F (around 15 °C)
  • Rain: strong possibility. Especially in September
  • Daylight: between 12 and 17 hours depending on the month

Summer 

  • Months: December, January, February and early March
  • Weather: warm days, cool but not cold nights, strongest winds, possibility of rain
  • Avg. Temperatures: Lows in the 30s °F (around 7 °C) / Highs in the 60s °F (around 18 °C)
  • Rain: avg rainfall is 2.36 - 2.95 inches
  • Daylight: between 13 and 17 hours depending on the month

Fall

  • Months: late March, April & May
  • Weather: cool days, night starting to get cold, possibility of rain, possibility of snow later in season
  • Avg. Temperatures: low in the 20s °F (around 2 °C) / Highs in the 40s °F (around 8 °C)
  • Rain: strong possibility. Especially later in season 
  • Daylight: between 8 and 11 hours depending on the month

Winter

  • Months: June, July, August, early September
  • Weather: cold, low temperatures, milder winds, possibility of snowstorms and low visibility
  • Avg. Temperatures: lows in the 20s °F (around -1 °C) / Highs in the 40s °F (around 6 °C)
  • Rain: snow, ice and precipitation very likely 
  • Daylight: between 8 and 12 hours depending on the month​

For more information about each season's temperatures, crowds, hours of daylight, what the landscape will look like, etc., please follow this secure link to the website of our partner company, Cascada Expediciones