Chile weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Chile

The best time to visit in Chile is from January until April and November and December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Chile is 26°C in January and the lowest is 11°C in July.

Chile has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Chile or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Chile by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 24 21 16 13 11 13 15 18 22 24
Precipitation (mm) 1 1 1 3 23 43 22 26 15 9 5 2
Climate data from city: Santiago

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14 day weather forecast Chile

The weather for in Chile will be around 26° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Chile is based on the weather conditions in the city of Santiago.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 10
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 10
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 9
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 10
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 7
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 9
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
11°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
0.2 mm 15% 5 m/s 4
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 9
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 9
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9

Climate Chile

Chile has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Chile is 19° degrees and there is about 150 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 316 days a year with an average humidity of 45% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate table of Chile

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 24 21 16 13 11 13 15 18 22 24
Night temp. (°C) 12 12 10 8 6 4 2 3 4 6 9 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 1 1 1 3 23 43 22 26 15 9 5 2
Days with rain 1 1 2 3 5 6 6 6 5 3 2 1
Dry days 30 27 29 27 26 24 25 25 25 28 28 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5
Climate data from city: Santiago

Chile weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Chile? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Chile?

Chile lies in a straight line about 7,892 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Santiago).

How long is the flight to Chile?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Chile is approximately 10 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Chile?

These are the largest airports in Chile:

  • Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport – Santiago
  • Carriel Sur Airport – Concepción
  • Andrés Sabella Gálvez International Airport – Antofagasta
  • La Araucanía Airport – Temuco
  • Diego Aracena Airport – Iquique
  • Chacalluta Airport – Arica
  • El Tepual Airport – Puerto Montt
  • Pichoy Airport – Valdivia
  • Cañal Bajo Carlos - Hott Siebert Airport – Osorno
  • El Loa Airport – Calama

How many inhabitants are there in Chile?

Chile has approximately 17,574,003 inhabitants.

How big is Chile?

The area of Chile is around 756,950 km². It is slightly smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Chile?

The capital of Chile is Santiago.

What is the currency of Chile?

In Chile the Chilean peso (CLP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 26 October 2021

  • 1 Chilean peso = 49.22 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.020 Chilean peso
  • 10 Chilean peso = 492.24 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.20 Chilean peso
  • 100 Chilean peso = 4,922.41 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2.03 Chilean peso

What is the area code of Chile?

The area code to call Chile is +56.