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The climate of Patagonia (Argentina)
The area below the 41st degree of latitude as far as the most southern tip of South America is referred to as Patagonia. The area is divided over two countries: Argentina and Chile. Patagonia has 5 provinces: La Pampa, Chubut, Rio Negro, Neuquén, Santa Cruz and Terra del Fuego; the South Atlantic Islands Antarctica and the most southern tip of Chile. The area covers a surface of more than 1 million square kilometers. The western part of Patagonia lies in the foothills of the Andes mountain range. This mountain range stretches out over the entire area. Patagonia is one of the most special tourist destinations in South America. The untouched and vast emptiness in combination with the overwhelming scenery make this a unique destination. In the glacier park of Los Glaciares you can witness the slow crumbling away of the Perito Moreno glacier. This glacier slowly slides from the Andes into Lago Argentino. In Peninsula Valdéz you can spot penguins, elephant seals and sea lions. When you take a boat trip here you can even spot whales. The most southern tip of Patagonia is also referred to as Terra del Feugo (Land of Fire). This is an area covered with forests and lakes. An ideal area for bird spotting. Many endangered bird species live here. This reserve is mainly known for its three typical granite rocks, glaciers and beautiful forests.
The climate of Patagonia can be divided into three types: a moderate sea climate, a cold sea climate and an ice climate. The areas east of the Andes mountain range lie in the leeward side of this mountain range and consequently are very dry. This is mainly a tundra area. The more southern parts on the western side have a moderate sea climate. The further south you travel the colder it gets. The most southern tip has a cold sea climate and an Arctic climate. Summers are cold here as well, this also causes the glaciers to melt slowly.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Patagonia:
Please, note that local deviations may occur

average
 maximum
temperature (°C)

average
minimum

temperature (°C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (°C)
January 26 14 11 2 n/a
February 25 14 10 2 n/a
March 23 12 9 2 n/a
April 19 9 7 3 n/a
May 16 6 4 4 n/a
June 13 4 4 6 n/a
July 13 3 4 7 n/a
August 14 4 5 7 n/a
September 16 5 6 5 n/a
October 20 9 7 4 n/a
November 23 11 9 3 n/a
December 25 13 10 2 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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