Climate in El Calafate (Santa Cruz), Argentina

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: El Calafate, Argentina.

Average day and night temperature

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

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day 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 El Calafate (Santa Cruz)

MON Apr 12
47°F | 42°F

Moderate rain

TUE Apr 13
44°F | 26°F

Heavy rain

WED Apr 14
46°F | 41°F

Partly cloudy

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

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.
  • December is the most sunny month.
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