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El Calafate weather in August (Santa Cruz, Argentina)

What can you expect from the weather in El Calafate during August? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In August, El Calafate generally has low temperatures and moderate snow/rainfall. August falls within the winter season. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 4°C, while night temperatures can drop to -3°C. The month is chilly, so ensure you're equipped and dress warmly. Preparation becomes key in these temperatures.

El Calafate in August usually receives moderate snow/rainfall, averaging around 66 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 6 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 140 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, August may not be the ideal month to visit El Calafate. January, February and December typically offer the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized El Calafate climate page with graphs.

 

El Calafate, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -3°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 4°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 21%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 66 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 6 days  
HumidityHumidity 70%  
SunshineSunshine 140 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 45%  

Where to go in Argentina in August

Find out more about the weather in Argentina in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

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