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El Calafate weather in October (Santa Cruz, Argentina)

Curious about the October weather in El Calafate? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In October, El Calafate typically experiences low temperatures and moderate snow/rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 10°C, while nights can cool down to about -0°C.

Precipitation

El Calafate in October usually receives moderate snow/rainfall, averaging around 66 mm for the month. Typically around 5 days of snow/rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

With around 214 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, October 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 October

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -0°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 10°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 18%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 66 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 5 days  
HumidityHumidity 54%  
SunshineSunshine 214 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 52%  

Where to go in Argentina in October

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

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