The climate in Punta Arenas during August can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.
August is in the winter in Punta Arenas and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||5.2°C 41.3°F|
|Nightly temperature||-0.2°C 31.7°F|
|Average temperature||2.5°C 36.5°F|
|Daily sunshine||4.7 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||36 mm 1.4 ins|
|Rainy days||6 days|
|Sea temperature||5.8°C 42.5°F|
|Windspeed||15.1kph 9 mph|
On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 36mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Punta Arenas in August 2023.
Best places to visit in August
|Hottest month:||January||14.4°C 57.9°F|
|Driest month:||October||26mm 1ins|
|Coldest month:||July||3.7°C 38.7°F|
|Wettest month:||May||45mm 1.8ins|