Weather in ArgentinaPrint
The weather in Argentina is as diverse as the terrain. Because the country stretches from the tropical edge of Brazil all the way south to almost the tip of Antarctica, the range in temperature during any season is vast to say the least.
The first thing to remember when planning a trip down to Argentina is that it is in the southern hemisphere, so the seasons are reversed (if you are from the northern hemisphere).
|Fall||February – March|
|Winter||May – July|
|Spring||August – October|
|Summer||November – January|
So no matter where you are planning to travel in Argentina, the hottest months will be around New Years and the coldest will be around mid-year.
Because the southernmost parts of Argentina are so close to the arctic, I would recommend that you travel there during the Argentine summer. Many places in Patagonia are closed during the winter months. The winters in the south drop below freezing for a large portion of the colder months, which of course means snowfall, but in the summer months the temperature can get up to the 60s or 70s Fahrenheit for weeks on end.
In the same respect, trips up to Iguazu Falls and other northern cities such as Salta or Jujuy should be saved for the colder months. This is because during the winter, you will still find temperatures in the high 60s or 70s, while the summers will scorch you with temperatures consistently over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
As for Buenos Aires and the more central cities, the temperatures seem to mimic the southern to mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast in the United States. The winters are typically in the 40s and 50s, with the occasional dip down close to freezing or a trip up to the 60s or even low 70s. But do not worry, you will never have to worry about snow in Buenos Aires. The fall and spring temperatures usually range between 60 and 80 degrees. Summer naturally boasts the highest temperatures, usually from the mid 80s to the high 90s.
So make sure you pack (or buy when you get there) accordingly! If you are headed to Buenos Aires for a year, make sure you bring everything from your winter coat to your shorts and tee shirts. And do not forget that winter coat when you head down south anytime between March and October. In contrast, if you are just headed up to Iguazu for a week in January, make sure to bring a bunch of light clothing and your suntan lotion!
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