When is the best time to go to Punta Arenas

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Punta Arenas, Chile. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Punta Arenas weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Punta Arenas are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Punta Arenas January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 38mm 7.2hrs 17.8hrs

January in Punta Arenas is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Punta Arenas.

January is in the summer in Punta Arenas and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (58°F), whilst at night 6°C (44°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 38mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Punta Arenas February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 32mm 7.1hrs 15.8hrs

February in Punta Arenas is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Punta Arenas.

February is in the summer in Punta Arenas and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 32mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Punta Arenas March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 44mm 5.7hrs 13.8hrs

The weather in March in Punta Arenas is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Punta Arenas.

March is in the fall / autumn in Punta Arenas and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Punta Arenas April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 45mm 4.8hrs 11.7hrs

Punta Arenas's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Punta Arenas for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

April is in the fall / autumn in Punta Arenas and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (49°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 45mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Punta Arenas May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
6°C 45mm 3.6hrs 10hrs

May is a reasonably dry month in Punta Arenas and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Punta Arenas for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the fall / autumn in Punta Arenas and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 45mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Punta Arenas June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 36mm 3.3hrs 17.8hrs

June is a reasonably dry month in Punta Arenas and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Punta Arenas for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the winter in Punta Arenas and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (40°F), whilst at night -1°C (31°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest 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 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Punta Arenas July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 35mm 3.5hrs 15.8hrs

July in Punta Arenas is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Punta Arenas for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the winter in Punta Arenas and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (39°F), whilst at night -1°C (30°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 35mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Punta Arenas August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 36mm 4.7hrs 13.8hrs

The weather in August in Punta Arenas is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Punta Arenas for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the winter in Punta Arenas and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

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.

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September

Punta Arenas September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
7°C 30mm 5.9hrs 11.7hrs

Punta Arenas's weather in September is typically cool and dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Punta Arenas.

September is in the spring in Punta Arenas and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 30mm 1.2 inches of rain making it a 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 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Punta Arenas October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
9°C 26mm 6.5hrs 10hrs

October is a dry month in Punta Arenas and the temperature is generally cool.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Punta Arenas, with some very good weather at this time of year.

October is in the spring in Punta Arenas and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (51°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 26mm 1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Punta Arenas November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 31mm 7.9hrs 17.8hrs

Punta Arenas's weather in November is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Punta Arenas.

November is in the spring in Punta Arenas and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 31mm 1.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Punta Arenas December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 35mm 7.4hrs 15.8hrs

December in Punta Arenas is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Punta Arenas.

December is in the summer in Punta Arenas and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Punta Arenas with around 35mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Punta Arenas weather statistics
Hottest month: January 14.4°C 57.9°F
Driest month: October 26mm 1ins
Sunniest month: September 5.9hrs
Coldest month: July 3.7°C 38.7°F
Wettest month: May 45mm 1.8ins
Warmest sea: February 9.9°C 49.8°F
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