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Best time to visit Punta Arenas, Chile

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The best time to visit Punta Arenas is November-January

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Punta Arenas such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, November-January is the best time of year to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Punta Arenas can rise to a maximum of 14℃ (58℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Punta Arenas is around 1℃ (34℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Punta Arenas, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Punta Arenas in March – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Punta Arenas, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

December

Punta Arenas seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Punta Arenas as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Punta Arenas 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 Punta Arenas

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 Punta Arenas 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.

Punta Arenas 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 Punta Arenas 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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Punta Arenas in January

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Punta Arenas in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Punta Arenas in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Punta Arenas in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Punta Arenas in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Punta Arenas in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Punta Arenas in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Punta Arenas in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Punta Arenas in May

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Punta Arenas in June

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Punta Arenas in July

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Punta Arenas in August

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Punta Arenas in September

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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

Punta Arenas in October

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Punta Arenas in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Punta Arenas in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Punta Arenas in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Punta Arenas in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Punta Arenas is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 13℃ (55℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Punta Arenas is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Punta Arenas is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Punta Arenas, 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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