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Patagonia Weather

We've analysed data from Argentina's Servicio Meteorologico Nacional and Chile's Dirección Meteorológica de Chile to put some facts and figures around the myth and legend of Patagonia's weather.

We set out to answer the following questions:

     1. What's the best month to visit Patagonia?

     2. If I'm travelling in a specific month what can I expect?

     3. How do weather conditions vary across this vast region?

     4. How does it compare to the UK?


1. What's the best month to visit Patagonia?

We've taken data for one of the top destinations in Patagonia, El Calafate, for the period 1981 to 1990, and looked at temperature, days of clear sky versus rain, and rainfall and windspeed.

Our summary is that the best time to be out here is September through March: more daylight, it's warmer and significantly less rainfall. However, the small number of people that are lucky enough to visit in winter time can experience much less wind and are more likely to enjoy one of those outstanding clear blue sky days.

Why don't you take a look for youself...

Hours of daylight Patagonia vs. UK

Answers to questions 2, 3 and 4 to follow soon. If you've got a question then please get in touch.

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