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.

In May, the weather in Santiago generally has pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 18°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 5°C.

Santiago in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 74 mm (show in inches) 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.

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 favorable weather. In contrast, June tends to have less favorable conditions.

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


Santiago, monthly averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 5°C  
Max Temperature 18°C  
Chance of Rain 10%  
Precipitation 74 mm  
Rainy days 3 days  
Humidity 78%  
Sunshine 155 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Chile in May

Find out more about the weather in Chile in May 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 Santiago in May?

​ 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 in May.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate 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 climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.