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

Curious about the January weather in San Pedro de Atacama? This guide provides all the details you need.

In San Pedro de Atacama the weather in January is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 75°F (show in °C), while nights can cool down to about 50°F.

San Pedro de Atacama in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 1.8 inches (show in mm) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 12 days.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a great time to visit. January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While June and July tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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 January

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 50.4°F  
Max Temperature 74.8°F  
Chance of Rain 39%  
Precipitation 1.8 inches  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 28%  

Where to go in Chile in January

Find out more about the weather in Chile in January 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 January?

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. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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