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The Jesuit mission Jesús de Tavarangué, Paraguay. Author Patty P. No Copyright
The Jesuit mission Jesús de Tavarangué, Paraguay. Author Patty P

Paraguay climate: when to go to Paraguay

The climate of much of Paraguay is sub-tropical, with the rainy season during the austral summer from October to April. Average annual rainfall is about 1,000 mm in Asunción area, about 1.500 mm in the forest eastern regions, and 800 mm in the Chaco. The great distance from the sea influence the rains, which increase in the east, and decreased significantly in western areas. The area of Chaco has a tropical climate with hot summers and warm winters.

The summer lasts from December to March and besides being the rainy season also has high temperatures with average maximum temperatures between December and February, of 30°C-33°C in the capital Asunción, while in the region of Gran Chaco and other areas of the north may reach 38°C. Winters are temperate and dry with average temperatures between 13°C and 21°C.

Pozo Colorado, Presidente Hayes, Chaco, Paraguay. Author Arcadiuš. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Pozo Colorado, Presidente Hayes, Chaco, Paraguay. Author Arcadiuš

WHEN TO GO TO PARAGUAY

Because of the great summer heat and rain, the best period for the visit of Paraguay are the winter months between May and September.

The climate of Asunción.

PARAGUAY CLIMATIC TABLES

ASUNCIÓN (43 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 22,8 33,5 147,2  8
February 22,3 32,6 129,2  7
March 21,3 31,6 117,9  7
April 18,6 28,4 166,0  8
May 15,7 25,0 113,3  7
June 13,8 23,1 82,4  7
July 13,1 23,2 39,4  4
August 14,3 24,8 72,6  5
September 15,9 26,4 87,7  6
October 18,6 29,2 130,8  8
November 20,1 30,7 164,4  8
December 21,8 32,3 150,3  8
YEAR 18,2 28,4 1401,2  83

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