Climate in El Calafate (Santa Cruz), Argentina

See the monthly weather averages in graphs below.

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Celsius

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Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours

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Average percent of sunshine over the year

This is the mean percent of sunhours during the day

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Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity

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What is the best time of year to go to 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

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

  • El Calafate has dry periods in January, February, March, September, October, November and December.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 19°C (66°F).
  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 4°C (39°F).
  • May is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • February is the driest month.
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