San Pedro de Atacama weather in December (Antofagasta Region, Chile)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in December. The average maximum daytime temperature in San Pedro de Atacama in December lies at 24.7°C (76.46°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 9.1°C (48.38°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

December is a dry month with an average of 7mm (0.3 inches) of rain. There are generally around 10 rainy days. December is known as one of the best months to visit San Pedro de Atacama.


San Pedro de Atacama, monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature 9 °C  
Max Temperature 24 °C  
Chance of Rain 34%  
Precipitation 6mm  
Rainy days 10 days  
Humidity 22%  

Where to go in Chile in December

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

So what to wear in December? For visitors traveling to San Pedro de Atacama we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. At night it tends to cool off so best to pack some warm nightwear as well.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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