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

Looking to travel to San Pedro de Atacama in December? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In San Pedro de Atacama the weather in December is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 76°F (show in °C). But by evening, they drop to around 48°F. On average, it has the peak temperatures of the year.

San Pedro de Atacama in December usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 0.3 inches (show in mm) for the month. Typically around 10 days of rainfall is expected.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, December is one of the better months to visit San Pedro de Atacama. January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June and July tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized San Pedro de Atacama climate page with graphs.


San Pedro de Atacama, monthly averages in December

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 48.4°F  
Max Temperature 76.5°F  
Chance of Rain 34%  
Precipitation 0.3 inches  
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 should you wear in San Pedro de Atacama 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.

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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