Frequently Asked Questions

The Weather in Punta Arenas


The weather in Puerta Arenas and throughout the Chilean Patagonia is renowned for its unpredictability, adding to the region's allure. It's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in a single day, with dramatic shifts in weather patterns —from rain to sun, cold to heat, and wind reaching up to 100 km/hr.

During the summer, the weather in Punta Arenas and its surroundings typically see sunny, windy days, with temperatures ranging from 13 to 20°C during the day and dropping to around 5°C at night. With daylight extending up to 18 hours, the summer season offers ample time for exploration and adventure.

Conversely, winter presents a stark contrast. Daylight hours are reduced to about 8 hours, accompanied by lower temperatures. Daytime highs hover around 8°C, while nighttime lows can plummet to between 1 and -5°C. 

Given this climatic variability, it is essential to come prepared for all conditions when visiting Chilean Patagonia, dressing in layers and wearing comfortable, waterproof shoes.