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The climate of Iquique (Chile)
Iquique is a port in Chile situated on the Atacama desert. People already lived here far before the beginning of our era. There are still many archeological sites to be visited. Iquique is one of the best visited towns in Chile. Besides the beaches and the archeological sites many people also visit the near-by desert. Iquique has a cold desert climate. This climate is characterized by large drought. There is less than 10 mm. of rain per year. If it rains then it is mostly in the form of heavy showers. The differences in temperature between day and night are big. At night the temperature may drop below freezing-point whereas at the hottest moment of the day the temperature rises up to 40 degrees. Due to the fact that a cold ocean current runs along the coast the temperature is lower than in other towns on comparable degrees of latitude.

 

Climate information
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to Iquique:

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 23 16 8 6 22
February 24 16 8 7 22
March 22 15 8 5 21
April 21 13 8 3 20
May 19 12 7 2 19
June 17 10 7 1 17
July 17 10 7 1 16
August 17 10 8 1 16
September 18 11 8 2 16
October 19 12 9 2 17
November 20 13 9 3 18
December 23 15 9 4 20
= 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

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December
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