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Best time to visit Mendoza, Argentina

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The best time to visit Mendoza is May

Are you looking to travel to Mendoza and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Mendoza is May due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 0℃ (33℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Mendoza in December, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Mendoza in January – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Mendoza, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

December

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Mendoza seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Mendoza as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Mendoza is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Mendoza

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Mendoza for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Mendoza climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Mendoza for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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DEC

Mendoza in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mendoza in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mendoza in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mendoza in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mendoza in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Mendoza in June

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Mendoza in July

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Mendoza in August

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Mendoza in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Mendoza in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mendoza in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mendoza in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mendoza in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Mendoza is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Mendoza is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Mendoza is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mendoza, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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