Frequent questions about weather in Torres del Paine
What is it like in Spring in Torres del Paine?
Spring (September to November) – A lovely time to explore the Park and take advantage of having the trails to yourself. The vegetation starts to bloom, the wildlife and their newly born offspring frolic freely, and birds chirp happily all day long. The long generally sunny days show off clear blue skies, little rainfall, and the average temperature sits comfortably around 13°C / 55°F.
What is it like in Summer in Torres del Paine?
Summer (December to March) – The most popular time to visit the Park, due to the long days and warmer temperatures. Layers are key to fully enjoying the brisk mornings and evenings, while basking in the sunny afternoons. Average temperature sits around 18°C / 64°F.
What is it like in Autumn in Torres del Paine?
Autumn (March to June)– A beautiful time to visit Torres del Paine. The native lenga trees are covered in shades of red, orange and yellow, and the mountains are dusted with a bit more snow. By April, the days are calm and the fall colors come to life. Average temperature sits pleasantly around 13°C / 55°F.
What is it like in Winter in Torres del Paine?
Winter (June to August) – A mountain lover’s paradise. The snow-covered peaks glisten in silent power during the mostly clear, stable days. Just make sure to bring layers as the average temperature drops to 5°C / 40°F.
What makes the weather in Torres del Paine so diverse?
The diverse climate in Torres del Paine is a result of the four powerful geographic forces that surround us. To the south, we are influenced by Antarctica; to the west, by the Pacific Ocean; to the North, by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field – the third-largest source of freshwater on the planet; and to the east, the Andes mountains - the longest mountain range in the world.
Is it windy?
Torres del Paine is notorious for its wind, which ranges from an intense breeze of 20 km/h to gusts of up to 110 km/h. In just minutes, the strong winds can darken the sky or disperse the storm clouds and reveal the jagged peaks, making your Patagonia trip a true adventure.
The amount of wind depends on the season, with summer being the windiest.
Is weather in Torres del Paine the same throughout the Park?
No, weather varies from one part of the park to another due to factors like elevation and the surrounding geographical masses. The glaciers and mountains produce unique microclimates which add to not only your experience but also to the development of wildlife and vegetation.
The weather in the Francés Valley tends to be more dramatic since it sits at a higher altitude and because of the microclimate from the Frances glacier.
The first step is choosing what kind of adventure and what level of comfort you would like. We have sightseeing in van, hiking, horseback riding and even tours in catamaran. Simply choose the level of physical activity you’re interested in and how much you want to explore.