Weather in January in Chile

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in Chile. Is this month a good time to go to Chile? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Chile in January?

The weather in Chile in January ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination. January is a summer month in Chile.

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from cold in Diego Ramírez Islands with 10°C (49°F) to warm temperatures in Curicó with 30°C (86°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14°C (56°F) in Curicó and 6°C (42°F) in Diego Ramírez Islands. It is one of the warmest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Antofagasta with 0mm (0inch) rainfall to high in Puerto Aysén with 157mm (6.2inch) rainfall. January can be the driest month of the year. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 365 hours of sunshine in Santiago during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Chile.

Where to go in Chile in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Chile on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Chile

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Chile?

Average weather in Santiago

In January Santiago generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Santiago
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
28°C / 83°F 
11°C / 52°F 
347 hours 
1.7mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
30°C / 86°F 
12°C / 54°F 
365 hours 
0.3mm / 0inch 
0 days 
29°C / 85°F 
11°C / 53°F 
302 hours 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Santiago

Average weather in Viña del Mar

In January Viña del Mar generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (75°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Viña del Mar
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
16°C / 61°F 
10mm / 0.4inch 
24°C / 75°F 
16°C / 61°F 
5mm / 0.2inch 
23°C / 73°F 
15°C / 59°F 
4mm / 0.2inch 
Climate in Viña del Mar

Average weather in La Serena

In January La Serena generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (71°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

La Serena
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 69°F 
13°C / 55°F 
207 hours 
0.4mm / 0inch 
0 days 
22°C / 71°F 
14°C / 57°F 
250 hours 
0.1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
22°C / 71°F 
14°C / 57°F 
210 hours 
0.1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in La Serena

Average weather in Valparaíso

In January Valparaíso generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (56°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Valparaíso
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
13°C / 55°F 
265 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
1 days 
21°C / 70°F 
14°C / 56°F 
280 hours 
0.6mm / 0inch 
0 days 
21°C / 69°F 
14°C / 56°F 
246 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Valparaíso

Average weather in Pucón

In January Pucón generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (76°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Pucón
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
22°C / 72°F 
9°C / 47°F 
275 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
6 days 
25°C / 76°F 
9°C / 48°F 
305 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
4 days 
25°C / 77°F 
9°C / 48°F 
266 hours 
34mm / 1.3inch 
4 days 
Climate in Pucón

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Chile.

Is January the best time to go to Chile?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Chile with commonly perfect weather in Santiago. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Chile is in January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Santiago. The worst months are June, July and August that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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