Chile: Land of Fire and Ice

Best time to go to Chile  

With the country’s vast north to south extension, Chile’s climate is extremely varied.

Coastal Chile enjoys a sea breeze so it generally feels cooler here than inland.  Temperatures between 5ºC – 10ºC are most common. The rainy season is from May to August when temperatures are cooler.

The mountainous Lake District is cool throughout the year, enjoying a northern European climate. Here, April through June are the months of heaviest rainfall, and November through March is considered the best travel time, but is also the time of year that attracts the biggest crowds.

Chilean Patagonia is mainly cool, with unpredictable changes of weather throughout the year. Despite its southerly location the winter months benefit from much less wind and temperatures rarely drop much below freezing during the day. Chilean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego have summer averages of 11°C (52°F)

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is one of the Earth's driest areas and enjoys sunny weather and high temperatures all year round – ideal for the sun seeker!

Easter Island has a Pacific Island tropical climate that is heavily influenced by winds and ocean currents. The hottest months are January and February although good weather is available all year round.

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