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The climate of Argentina: when to go to Argentina

Due to the large extension of the country from north to south, and to the different altitudes of the various regions of the country, the climate of Argentina is very varied. Most of the country has a temperate climate, while the far north has tropical climate and the sub-polar far south.

CLIMATE OF THE NORTH OF ARGENTINA

The north of Argentina has a hot-humid sub-tropical climate with rains throughout the year: The best season for the visit are the relatively dry and less warm winter months, that is, the months between June and September. In Iguazu the annual average rainfall reaches 1,800 mm.

In the Chaco area the average annual temperatures are 23 ° C and the annual average rainfall is 760 mm. The rains decrease moving from east to west. In the north-west area near the Andes, along the border with Chile, the average annual temperatures are around 14 ° C and the average annual rainfall is only 50 mm.

Climate of the Iguazu Falls.

IGUAÇU (154 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19,6 33,0 196,0  9
February 20,0 32,6 180,1  9
Marzo 18,4 31,1 174,8  8
April 15,4 28,2 151,0  8
May 12,2 25,2 127,6  6
June 10,4 23,1 138,3  8
July 9,7 23,7 84,4  6
August 11,3 25,3 107,4  8
September 13,5 26,9 146,6  8
October 15,3 28,8 219,8  9
November 16,5 31,0 153,7  7
December 18,6 32,6 189,0  9
YEAR 15,1 28,5 1868,7  95

CLIMATE OF BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires has a temperate climate with average maximum temperatures that vary between 30 ° C in January and 16 ° C in July, the minimum averages instead vary between 20 ° C in January and 7 ° C in July. The rains are more frequent in winter, autumn and spring, but it can rain at any time of the year. The average annual rainfall in Buenos Aires is 1300 mm of rain.

Buenos Aires climate.

BUENOS AIRES (25 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 20,2 30,4 167,5  9,5
February 19,5 29,0 171,0  9,0
Marzo 18,0 26,8 172,3  10,0
April 13,6 23,4 110,8  7,9
May 10,5 19,3 72,3  6,6
June 8,3 16,6 54,8  7,1
July 7,7 16,0 70,0  8,0
August 8,7 17,7 71,7  7,7
September 10,6 19,6 75,0  7,9
October 13,5 23,1 124,4  9,9
November 16,0 26,1 114,1  9,9
December 18,2 28,5 102,4  9,1
YEAR 13,7 23,0 1306,3  102,6

CLIMATE OF THE CENTER OF ARGENTINA

The center of the country has a temperate climate, but it can be hot and humid in summer and cold in winter. In the Pampa, the average annual rainfall varies between 1,000 mm in the east, and 500 mm in the west towards the Andes, where there is a temperate steppe climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Summers are hot, with maximum averages of 29 ° C-28 ° C and minimum averages of 16 ° C-17 ° C in January, with sometimes high absolute maximums, winters are relatively mild with average maximum temperatures of 17 ° C- 20 ° C in July and minimum averages of 7 ° C-4 ° C. This area is best visited in the intermediate seasons, autumn and spring.

CORDOBA (489 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17,1 29,8 133,3  11
February 16,5 28,9 109,7  9
Marzo 14,8 26,6 116,1  10
April 11,5 24,2 51,1  7
May 8,5 21,2 21,5  4
June 4,7 17,9 11,8  3
July 4,4 17,9 14,3  3
August 5,6 20,3 11,4  3
September 7,9 22,4 38,2  4
October 11,4 25,2 73,2  7
November 14,2 27,2 107,3  9
December 16,3 29,0 148,7  11
YEAR 11,1 24,2 836,5  81

CLIMATE OF PATAGONIA

Argentine Patagonia is a region characterized by an arid steppe and sub-desert climate, with cold temperatures and intense winds. Tierra del Fuego, on the other hand, has a cold oceanic climate with frequent rainfall deeply influenced by its proximity to Antarctica.

Climate of Argentine Patagonia.

WHEN TO GO TO ARGENTINA

Due to the large extension from north to south of Argentina, there are various periods suitable for a trip depending on the areas you intend to visit. In the northern regions of the country the best time is the Argentine winter, that is, the months between June and September which are relatively drier and less warm. In central Argentina, the spring and autumn months are excellent, so April and May, and September and October. As for Patagonia, the Andes and southern Argentina, the best period is the Argentine summer, that is, the months between December and February.

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