The climate in Punta Arenas during January can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.
January is in the summer in Punta Arenas and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (58°F), whilst at night 6°C (44°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||14.6°C 58.3°F|
|Nightly temperature||6.4°C 43.5°F|
|Average temperature||10.5°C 50.9°F|
|Daily sunshine||7.2 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||38 mm 1.5 ins|
|Rainy days||10 days|
|Sea temperature||9.5°C 49.2°F|
|Windspeed||23kph 14 mph|
On average January is the 4th wettest 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.
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 January 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|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|