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The climate of Santiago de Chile: when to go to Santiago

Santiago de Chile is located in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by peaks that exceed six thousand meters in height, the climate of the city is similar to that of the Mediterranean, although somewhat Due to its position close to the mountains, this type of climate is generally called Mediterranean-continental, cooler.

In Santiago there are long summers (from November to March) relatively hot and dry with temperatures reaching up to 35 ° C, but with average maximum temperatures of 29 ° C and average minimum temperatures of 12 ° C.

Winter (from June to August) is the rainy season, however still not very abundant, on average there are just over 300 mm per year of rainfall, the rainiest months are those of July and June, in a year there are only 37 rainy days.

Average winter temperatures vary between 14 ° C / 16 ° C (maximum average) and 3 ° C / 4 ° C (minimum average), winters are humid with cold mornings, snow in the city is a rare event. The fog is often present especially in the winter months between May and August, on average there are more than 20 days with the presence of fog in each of these months.

WHEN TO GO TO SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Thanks to the mild climate Santiago can be visited at any time of the year, however the best period are the hottest and driest months between October and April.

THE CLIMATE OF SANTIAGO DE CHILE: CLIMATE TABLES

SANTIAGO DE CHILE (521 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January11,829,40,3 0
February11,128,91,3 0
March9,426,93,8 1
April6,922,812,9 3
May4,918,244,2 5
June3,314,869,8 7
July2,514,369,3 7
August3,416,238,1 6
September5,218,422,5 5
October7,222,011,0 2
November9,025,37,0 1
December10,928,11,7 0
YEAR7,122,1281,9 37

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