Weather in El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier and Weather Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

Ramiro Rodriguez
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Weather in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

El Calafate, the gate to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier and to other glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park, is a must-see in your trip to Patagonia. It`s definitely a stop in your route visiting Argentina and of course, weather is important when you choose the best season to visit this area. Well, we prepared complete information with average temperatures, humidity, rainfall days, daylight depending on different seasons, and more. Take a look at the graphics below:

 

TEMPERATURES IN CALAFATE: Weather in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

Well, remember you will be in front of colossus masses of ice, so a warm coat is always necessary. But, take a look at different temperatures depending on the month of your visit. You can see high and low temperatures in different colors:

 

Temperatures in El Calafate - RipioTurismo DMC for Argentina

 

As you can see, better temperatures are during October, November, December, January, February, and March. It`s the high season of Patagonia, and the best months to enjoy the glaciers. But, what about humidity?

 

 

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HUMEDITY IN EL CALAFATE: Weather in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

Months with more humidity are during Autumn and Winter, it`s from May to August. We thinnk humedity is not a big problem in El Calafate. But, we provide the information anyway in case it would be a problem for you.

Humidity in El Calafate, Patagonia - RipioTurismo DMC for Argentina

 

RAINFALL IN EL CALAFATE: Weather in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

El Calafate is not a rainy place, it`s located in the middle of the Patagonian Steppe, but of course, there are some months with more rainy days. and Autumn and Winter are the seasons with more percentage of rainy days. Take a look at the rainfall information in El Calafate, in millimeters:

 

Rainy days in El Calafate, Patagonia - RipioTurismo DMC for Argentina

 

Ok, but what`s 12.5 mm of rain, for example in January, or what`s means 30.6 mm in May? Well, the following graphic will be clear to see how many days you can expect during the month you`ve chosen to enjoy this wonderful area of glaciers and lakes in Patagonia:

 

 

Ok, it means 4 days in January, November, and December, 3 days in February... again summer season is the best time to organize a trip to Patagonia. Anyway, El Calafate is not a rainy place, as a maximum of 8 days is expected during April and May. Finally, let me talk about daylight. It`s an important point.

 

 

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DAYLIGHT IN EL CALAFATE

Well, if I decide to go in January, how many hours of daylight can I expect? and how many if I go during winter? It`s an important point because daylight is important to enjoy landscapes like Los Glaciares National Park can offer. Well, here, our first graphic where you can see sunshine and daylights during the year:

 

Daylight in El Calafate - Patagonia - RipioTurismo DMC for Argentina and Chile

 

Again, the summer seasons, from October to March is the best season with more daylight, with 16.3 hours during December for example. It`s excellent to enjoy the glaciers and take hundred, thousand photos... and of course, during winter, you only will enjoy 8-9 hours of daylight.  So, if you visit El Calafate in January, the sunrise will be 5.50 am approximately, and the sunset at 22.00 hs. It`s more than 15 hours! in the other hand, during winter, expect a sunrise at 9:50 am, and sunset at 17:50 hs. It`s around 8 hours of daylight.

I hope this information helps you to arrange the best season to visit El Calafate. No doubt, the best season is from October to March, but you have to know that November, December, January and February are very interesting for international tourism so, the number of visitors you can expect is higher than October, or March / April.

 

 

Want to visit El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier?

 

So, you have many interesting attractions available to visit Argentina in 10 days. You have to choose and combine Buenos Aires and two more destinations to start visiting Argentina. At least, a first visit. I´m sure you will return to complete the visit to this fascinating country in South America. Check our 153 tour to visit Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calafate

 

Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calafate tour

 

 

More 10-day tours to visit Perito Moreno Glacier with other amazing destinations

Take a look at three more options to visit Argentina in 10 days. We have more of course:

# 1012 - Southern Patagonia Tour

# 1011 - Trekking in Patagonia

 # 155 - Buenos Aires, Peninsula Valdes and El Calafate

 

Suggested tours to visit Argentina

We have around 150 tours to visit Argentina and South America. Take a look at our complete list by clicking on the image below. It´s our list of Tours to visit Argentina

 

Amazing Tours to Visit Argentina

 

 

 

For more information, just contact us at info@ripioturismo.com 

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Ramiro Rodriguez
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