When is the best time to go to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

Climate diagram

Climate diagram for San Pedro de Atacama in ChileThe climate diagram for San Pedro de Atacama in Chile contains temperature minimum and maxima for each month as well as average precipitation (rain). It was created using historical data from the last 30 years.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec°C-505101520mm051015202530354045
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days with full cloud cover
Days with rain
Days with frost
Relative humidity 50.4 % 54.2 % 53.9 % 46.1 % 40.1 % 39.1 % 37.5 % 35.6 % 36.8 % 38.4 % 39.6 % 44.9 %
Windspeed 2.9 m/s 2.8 m/s 2.7 m/s 2.6 m/s 2.6 m/s 2.8 m/s 2.8 m/s 3 m/s 3.2 m/s 3.3 m/s 3.3 m/s 3.2 m/s

Summary for San Pedro de Atacama

When is the best time to visit San Pedro de Atacama?
  • The very best time to go is from April to May and in September
  • Still good is from April to May and from July to October
  • This is purely from a climate diagram point of view of course.
Temperature Analysis
  • Average temperatures range from 4.9 °C to 12.4 °C. The yearly temperature variation is 7.5 °C
  • Average daily temperature variation is 13.9 °C
  • There is no time of the year without temperature stress.
  • There is low temperature stress from September to May.
  • Highest temperature stress is from June to August.
  • Clearest sky and the most sunshine is from May to August.
Precipitation Analysis
  • Monthly precipitation ranges from 0 mm to 41 mm. The yearly variation of precipitation is 41 mm.
  • There is a wet season and a dry season.
  • Most rain is in January, the least rain is from April to November.
  • The average month has 2.1 days of rain.
  • There is a high variation in terms of days with rain per month per year.
  • Most days with rain are from January to February, the least are from April to October.