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Best time to visit San Pedro De Atacama, Chile

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The best time to visit San Pedro De Atacama is September

When’s the best time to visit San Pedro De Atacama, 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 San Pedro De Atacama is September.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 21℃ (69℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 26℃ (79℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in San Pedro De Atacama is around -3℃ (27℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in San Pedro De Atacama, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to San Pedro De Atacama in February – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to San Pedro De Atacama are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

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San Pedro De Atacama seasons

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

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 San Pedro De Atacama 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.

San Pedro De Atacama 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 San Pedro De Atacama 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

San Pedro De Atacama in January

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


San Pedro De Atacama in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


San Pedro De Atacama in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


San Pedro De Atacama in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 30%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


San Pedro De Atacama in May

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 27%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


San Pedro De Atacama in June

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 28%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


San Pedro De Atacama in July

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


San Pedro De Atacama in August

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

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


San Pedro De Atacama in September

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

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

San Pedro De Atacama in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 21%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


San Pedro De Atacama in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 22%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in November, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


San Pedro De Atacama in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Pedro De Atacama in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in San Pedro De Atacama is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 21℃ (69℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in San Pedro De Atacama is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in San Pedro De Atacama is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting San Pedro De Atacama, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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