A rare coating of wintry weather delights Chileans. A rare dusting of snow has fallen in Chile’s capital, Santiago. The icy weather is unusual in the Chilean capital, where the average maximum temperature in the winter month of June is 16 degrees Celsius.
Does it ever snow in Chile?
Santiago — Chile’s capital — isn’t particularly accustomed to snow. … About two inches of snow was most common in the city, but up to 16 inches fell in parts of the region, according to the Associated Press. “Chile’s Meteorological Office said it was the biggest snowfall in the capital in 46 years,” the AP reported.
What is winter like in Chile?
The winter temperatures are quite cold, often below 0 celsius in Patagonia and it can be very windy. The summer temperatures are mild in Patagonia and warmer in Southern Continental Chile.
What is the coldest it’s ever been in Chile?
The coldest temperatures measured in South America (and thus in the Southern Hemisphere (outside of the Antarctic region) is apparently a reading of -40°F (-40°C) recorded at Puesto Viejo, Chile on June 21, 2002.
Is Chile a safe place to live?
Chile is one of the safest, most politically stable countries in South America, with a well-established middle-class, good medical facilities and a well-developed infrastructure.
Is Chile a safe country?
Chile is amongst the safest countries on Earth
It is usually considered the safest country in South America, together with Uruguay. Thanks to its low crime rates and nice behavior towards travelers, the “thin country” can be considered a very safe destination (especially if you visit its spectacular national parks).
How cold is Chile in winter?
The average summer temperature is 83°F (28°C) and the average minimum is 59°F (15°C). The average winter maximum is 72°F (22°C) and the minimum is 57°F (14°C), though when winds blow in from Antarctica with pouring rain it can feel a lot colder.
Is the Ocean warm in Chile?
Chile water temperature today
Sea water temperature in some cities of Chile is above 20°C and it is enough for comfortable bathing. The warmest sea temperature in Chile today is 20.5°C (in Hanga Roa), and the coldest water temperature is 5.5°C (Puerto Williams).
What are the rainiest months in Chile?
The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (67mm). The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and March (1mm).