Climate in Elqui Valley, Chile

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from nearest weather station: La Serena, Chile (73 KM, 45 Miles).

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Weather Forecasts for Elqui Valley

SUN Jul 25
9°C | 3°C

Partly cloudy

MON Jul 26
7°C | 2°C

Partly cloudy

TUE Jul 27
8°C | 2°C


The best time of year to visit Elqui Valley in Chile

The best travel time to visit the Elqui Valley depends on what you want to do. Are you coming for nature and vineyards or would you like to see the stars?

The Elqui Valley is one of the best places in the world to look at the stars. To see the most beautiful starry sky it is best to visit the valley around the new moon.

You can visit the valley and the surrounding area all year round. Yet you have higher temperatures in summer. We recommend visiting the Elqui Valley from December to March.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of January, February, March and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • Elqui Valley has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 22°C (71°F).
  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 15°C (59°F).
  • June is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • February is the driest month.
  • January is the most sunny month.
No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.