WEATHER AND CLIMATE
time of year, Chile offers tourists something special.
In springtime (September through November), Santiago and the central
area of the country are splendid, whereas summer (December through
March) is the ideal time to enjoy the beaches of Viña del Mar and
the natural environment of Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean
Winter (June through August), on its part, offers the ideal season of the year for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, who happily coast along the ski runs in the snowy valleys on the outskirts of Santiago, the country's capital city.
In general, the climate in Chile
varies according to the geographical regions. In the north, in the
world famous desert of San Pedro de Atacama, days are warm (27°
Celsius on average in summer and 22° C in winter) and the nights
are extremely cold (sometimes nighttime temperatures drop below
The central area including Santiago has a Mediterranean-type climate, with rainfall between May and August and an annual average temperature of 14° Celsius, whereas wind, rain and snow are daily occurrences in Chilean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
On Easter Island the weather is influenced by winds and ocean currents, resulting in an average annual temperature of 20° Celsius, with showers the whole year round, and May being the month of greatest rainfall.
On the other hand, the Juan Fernandez Archipelago has an average annual temperature of 15.4° Celsius and an average relative humidity of 76.5%. The best time of year to visit Insular Chile Insular is from October to February, when rainfall drops considerably.