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Best time to visit Ushuaia, Argentina

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The best time to visit Ushuaia is September-November

When’s the best time to visit Ushuaia, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Ushuaia is September-November.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 11℃ (52℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 13℃ (55℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of -5℃ (23℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Ushuaia during the day, the sun stays up the longest around December. On average it rains the most days in January, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Ushuaia, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

December

Ushuaia seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Ushuaia

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 Ushuaia 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.

Ushuaia 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 Ushuaia 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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Ushuaia in January

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 27 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 23 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 25 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 20 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in May

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in June

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in July

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in August

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in September

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Ushuaia in October

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 20 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 24 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Ushuaia in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 27 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Ushuaia is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 11℃ (52℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ushuaia is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Ushuaia 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 Ushuaia, 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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