The climate of Santiago (Chile)
Santiago is the capital of Chile, a long-drawn country in South
America. Santiago lies on an altitude of five-hundred meters in a
lowland plain between the Chilean coastal mountains and the Andes.
Santiago is a big metropolis with more than seven million inhabitants
and has, by Chilean standards, a very agreeable Mediterranean climate.
During the local summer, which lasts here from December up to and
including February, the thermometer rises to 25 to 30 degrees during
the daytime, sometimes with peaks to 35 degrees or more. In the
winter months (June, July and August) it is on an average approximately
thirteen degrees during the daytime and the average night-temperature
is just above freezing-point. Night-frost and surely groundfrost may
regularly occur. With an average of approximately 320 millimeters of
precipitation per year Santiago is rather dry. During the summer
there is almost no rain and the sun shines abundantly.
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to
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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:
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