Santiago weather in January (Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile)

The average maximum daytime temperature in Santiago in January lies at 16.4°C (61.52°F). Usually it is the warmest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 4.4°C (39.92°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is extremely low with an average of 4mm (0.1 inches). This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 3 rainy days. It is also invariably a very sunny time of year with 365 hours of sun during the entire month.


Santiago, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 4 °C  
Max Temperature 16 °C  
Chance of Rain 10%  
Precipitation 3mm  
Rainy days 3 days  
Humidity 54% *  
Sunshine 365 hrs *  

Where to stay in Santiago

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 to wear in January? For visitors traveling to Santiago 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 January.

Outdoor sports

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