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The climate of El Calafate (Argentina)
El Calafate is located in the southern part of Argentina on Lake Argentino in the Santa Cruz province. Many tourists travel here because the Glacier National Park is in the vicinity. The main attractions in this park are the Perito Moreno glacier and Mount Fitz Roy. The latter was named after the captain of the legendary HMS Beagle. Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma also attract many tourists.
El Calafate has a moderate climate. Rainfall is evenly spread out over the year. Summers are not too warm and night time temperatures may be cold; 5 degrees Celsius on average. Extreme cold is uncommon during the winter. Night time temperatures are -3 degrees on average. Because of this temperatures will rise rapidly above freezing point again. The coldest temperature on record is -12 degrees Celsius.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for El Calafate:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 16 5 8 5 n/a
February 15 5 7 4 n/a
March 13 3 6 5 n/a
April 10 1 5 8 n/a
May 5 -2 4 8 n/a
June 3 -4 3 6 n/a
July 2 -5 3 7 n/a
August 4 -3 5 6 n/a
September 8 -2 6 5 n/a
October 11 0 7 5 n/a
November 13 3 8 4 n/a
December 15 4 8 5 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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