El Calafate weather in May (Santa Cruz, Argentina)

People don't tend to visit El Calafate in May since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in El Calafate in May lies at 7.3°C (45.14°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around -0.8°C (30.56°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

May is a dry month with an average of 23mm (0.9 inches) of rain. There are generally around 6 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 115 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


El Calafate, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 0 °C  
Max Temperature 7 °C  
Chance of Rain 23%  
Precipitation 22mm  
Rainy days 7 days  
Humidity 71% *  
Sunshine 115 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 41% *  

Where to stay in El Calafate


Where to go in Argentina in May

Find out more about the weather in Argentina in May 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in May? Wear a base layer in cold weather, this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.. Also bring some warm clothes.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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