The climate in Punta Arenas during May can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.
May is in the fall / autumn in Punta Arenas and is typically the 4th 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.
|Daytime temperature||6.3°C 43.3°F|
|Nightly temperature||1.2°C 34.1°F|
|Average temperature||3.7°C 38.7°F|
|Daily sunshine||3.6 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||45 mm 1.8 ins|
|Rainy days||10 days|
|Sea temperature||8.3°C 46.9°F|
|Windspeed||12.6kph 8 mph|
On average May is the wettest 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.
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 May 2021.
|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|