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The climate of Patagonia (Chile)
Patagonia is the area below the 41st degree of latitude up to the most extreme end of the South
American continent. The area is spread over two countries namely Chile and Argentina. Patagonia has five provinces: La Pampa, Chubut, Rio Negro, Neuquén, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego: the South Atlantic Isle of Antarctica and the extreme end of Chile. The area is approximately 15 times as big as the Netherlands. On the west side Patagonia is bounded by the Andes. This mountain range stretches over the entire length of this area. Patagonia is one of the most extaordinary touristic destinations of South America. The virginity and vast emptiness of this area combined with the overwhelming nature make it an extraordinary destination. In the glacierpark Los Glaciares you can behold the spectacle of the slowly crumbling Perito Moreno. This glacier slowly slides down from the Andes into the Lago Argentino. In Peninsula Valdéz you can observe penguins, sea-elephants and sea-lions as large as life. If you go afloat by boat then you will meet with whales. The extreme south of Patagonia is also called Tierra del Fuego and is an area full of forests and lakes. Outstandingly suitable for bird-lovers. In the area many birds find a sheltered home. People who love walking should also visit the Torres del Paine sanctuary. This sanctuary is particularly known for its three typical granite rocks, that dominate the landscape like three landmarks. In the park you find beautiful lakes , glaciers and splendid forests.
The climate in Patagonia can be divided into three types of climates: a moderate maritime climate, a cool maritime climate and an arctic climate. The areas east of the Andes lie in the rain-shade of this mountain-range and are therefore very dry. The area only has tundra vegetation. The areas more south of the west side have a moderate climate, comparable with the Dutch climate. The more south you go, the colder it gets. The southernmost end has a cool maritime climate, an arctic climate. Here even the summers are cool, this also causes the slow melting of the glaciers.


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

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 26 14 11 2 n/a
February 25 14 10 2 n/a
March 23 12 9 2 n/a
April 19 9 7 3 n/a
May 16 6 4 4 n/a
June 13 4 4 6 n/a
July 13 3 4 7 n/a
August 14 4 5 7 n/a
September 16 5 6 5 n/a
October 20 9 7 4 n/a
November 23 11 9 3 n/a
December 25 13 10 2 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 don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t 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


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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