Climate in El Calafate (Santa Cruz), Argentina

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

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

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Monthly precipitation

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

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Monthly rainy days

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

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Weather Forecasts for El Calafate (Santa Cruz)

THU   Dec 01
14°C | 4°C
W 18 kmph
0.8 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

FRI   Dec 02
13°C | 4°C
W 43 kmph
3.9 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

SAT   Dec 03
11°C | 3°C
W 35 kmph

The best time of year to visit El Calafate in Argentina

The climate in El Calafate is primarily dry. The city's extremes of cold and heat are moderated by the influence of a large lake (Lago Argentino). In summer the weather is dry, sunny, cool and windy; the average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius (68°Fahrenheit), but it can reach a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius (86°Fahrenheit) and a minimum of 10ºC (50°F). Winds are usually moderate, but there can reach gusts of over 120 kilometers per hour. Rainfall is evenly spread out over the year


Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which is the warmest month in El Calafate?
    January has an average maximum temperature of 19°C (66°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in El Calafate?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 4°C (40°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in El Calafate?
    May tops the wettest month list with 32mm (1.3in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in El Calafate?
    February is the driest month with 8mm (0.3in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in El Calafate?
    December is the sunniest month with an average of 257 hours of sunshine.

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