Punta Arenas, Chile: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Punta Arenas, Chile? If you're planning to go to Punta Arenas, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Punta Arenas, Chile

Based on the climate and weather in Punta Arenas, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Punta Arenas, Chile by month

January

If you visit Punta Arenas during January, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

February

If you vacation in Punta Arenas during February, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you visit Punta Arenas during March, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat

April

If you visit Punta Arenas during April, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

May

In May, Punta Arenas is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Punta Arenas, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

June

June in Punta Arenas can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat

July

July in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans

August

Traveling to Punta Arenas in August, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans

September

If you visit Punta Arenas during September, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat

October

If you visit Punta Arenas during October, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

November

If you vacation in Punta Arenas during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December in Punta Arenas is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Punta Arenas, Chile

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Punta Arenas, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and L
  • A SIM card that works in Punta Arenas
  • Appropriate museum wear

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