Salta weather in December (Salta Province, Argentina)

Planning a trip to Salta in December? This guide provides all the details you need.

In December, Salta typically experiences high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 25°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 15°C. Often, it stands out as the year's warmest month. With this in mind, cool breathable fabrics will make navigating the heat much more bearable. Always be ready to embrace the warmth while staying cool and protected.

Salta in December falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 284 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 13 days of rain.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 198 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Salta. August and September typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, February, March and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Salta, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 15°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 25°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 43%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 284 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  
HumidityHumidity 73%  
SunshineSunshine 198 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 39%  

Where to go in Argentina in December

Find out more about the weather in Argentina in December 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 Salta in December?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

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

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

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