Temperate ocean in the south
Southern Chile has a more rainy climate, especially in northern Patagonia, in the far south, around Punta Arenas, which is drier. Winter temperatures are quite cold, often below 0 degrees Celsius in Patagonia and the wind can be very strong. Summer temperatures are mild in Patagonia and warmer in the south of the Chilean continent (around 16°C).
Subpolar oceanic in the far south
Chile’s far south is the coldest region in South America. Precipitation is heavy between April and May and the area is snow-covered throughout the Chilean winter (June to September). However, the average temperature does not fall below 1°C in coastal areas. Proximity to the ocean stabilizes temperature and reduces seasonal variations.
Subtropical on Easter Island
The climate of Easter Island is maritime and subtropical. Winters are relatively mild. Indeed, the lowest temperature is about 18°C during the winter months (July and August). The highest is about 28°C during February (summer in the southern hemisphere).
As an isolated island, Easter Island is constantly exposed to the winds. The wettest month is April, although the island experiences rainfall all year round. From time to time, heavy rains and rainstorms hit the island, mainly in winter (June to August). However, no cyclones or hurricanes occur around Easter Island.
When to Visit Chile?
The most pleasant seasons are spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May). Obviously, it all depends on the area you are going to. If, for example, you want to climb or hike in the high mountains (over 4000 metres), summer may be the best time to do so because the temperatures and weather conditions at the top will be more pleasant.
To be noted
Chile’s coastline is generally colder than the country’s inland plains, before reaching the mountain range. This is due to the cold Humboldt current from the Antarctic Ocean. The country has large beaches, but they are not really suitable for swimming, as the water is cold, with a maximum of 12 to 18°C, except in northern Chile.
The Andean mountains are covered with snow all the time and in winter, from June to August, they offer excellent ski spots. There are modern ski resorts in central and southern Chile.
The ozone layer is thin in Chile, and in some places even has holes. The sun is therefore very violent in the hot hours of the day. In summer, be sure to wear a headgear if you are going to spend even one or two hours outside (even if you have a lot of hair).
It rains relatively little (except in the south). However, when it rains, it can last two or three days without interruption.
CHILE CODE: HOW TO CALL CHILE FROM ABROAD?
Asking yourself how to call Chile from abroad? Are you looking for how to dial the correct code to successfully reach your correspondent?
Follow our guide “How to call Chile” below!
To make it easy to call Chile from abroad, follow the following dialing instructions:
- Start by dialing +33 (for France), or any country code,
- Dial 56 (Chile’s country code),
- Dial the one- or two-digit area code,
- Finally, dial the 7 or 8 digit phone number.
To call a mobile phone, the code is 9, followed by the eight digits of the phone number.
- Chile’s online telephone directories:
- Paginas Blancas – Chilean white pages, in English,
- Paginas Amarillas – Chilean Yellow Pages, in English.