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Santiago weather in May (Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile)

Planning a trip to Santiago in May? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

Temperatures

In May, Santiago generally has pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 18°C, while night temperatures can drop to 5°C.

Precipitation

Santiago in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 74 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 3 days of the month will see rainfall.

Average sunshine

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 155 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days January, February, March, April, October, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June tends to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Santiago, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 5°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 18°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 10%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 74 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 3 days  
HumidityHumidity 78%  
SunshineSunshine 155 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Chile in May

Find out more about the weather in Chile and which places have the best travel 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 this month?

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. 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.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Santiago.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Chile? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Chile. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.