Climate And When To Visit

Torres del Paine’s weather conditions are famously fickle, meaning sunny mornings can -- and do! -- end in chilly evenings. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 20°C (68°F) before dropping to below 0° in winter. Wind chill is also an important factor to consider, and often results in a significant temperature drop.

Average temperatures by season

Season

Average Maximum

Average Minimum

Oct - Dec (Spring)

18°C (64°F)

0°C (32°F)

Jan - March (Summer)

20°C (68°F)

5°C (41°F)

April - June (Fall)

10°C (50°F)

0°C (32°F)

July - Sept (Winter)

6°C (43°F)

-2°C (28°F)

Summer high season

The best time of the year to visit Torres del Paine is a personal decision. There is no “best” time for everyone. However, from most people visit in summer when there is less rain coupled with extra sunlight (more than 16 hours a day!) giving lots of extra time to soak up the views.

Most lodges consider the high season to be from the beginning of November through the end of March, and set their high season prices accordingly. High season’s popularity does mean that it’s necessary to book accommodation, flights and programs ahead of time, as hotels and tour providers can book up.

Shoulder seasons

Torres del Paine delivers, no matter the season. There are tangible benefits to traveling in the cooler months. In fall (April-June) Torres del Paine lights up with oranges, yellows and reds contrasting beautifully with its dominant blue-green-white color pallette. The trails are less crowded, which increases your chance of seeing the unique Patagonian fauna that hides away in the busier months of summer.

Blustery days

Wind is the most consistent factor in Patagonian weather. It varies from a comfortable, constant breeze to gale forces reaching over 110 km (70 miles) per hour.

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