Seasons in Argentina

Argentina have biggest amount of southernmost sights on the whole planet. Among them are the southernmost railway, the southernmost city of Ushuaia and lots of other southernmost stuff. In this country you can languish on the heat and ski the snowy slopes, spectate the prickly cacti and meet penguins.

Variable climatic conditions are noteworthy. In the northern part of Argentina summer is hot and humid while winter is dry and warm. Winter in central part is mostly cold and summer heat is often accompanied by thunderstorms and tornadoes. Southern summer has no debilitating heat yet winter is usually pretty cold and snowy.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Argentina

(Argentinian autumn)

Due to position of Argentina in southern hemisphere calendar autumn begins in March although weather stays warm for next one or two months. This the best time for traveling through the whole country. Temperature in southern parts is about 140C (570F) and in the north there are comfortable 220C (710F). But you should be ready for frequent precipitation, so you should take clothes that could come up for a European autumn. Most tourists prefer this time of year to discover the most beautiful places in Argentina.

Autumn in Argentina has to offer celebration of Catholic Easter with residents, Mayday and the Day of Columbus on 25 May.

The climate of the spring months

(Buenos Aires)

March
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 120 mm (4.7")
April
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")
May
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")

Spring holidays

  • First Saturday of March: Ending of Grand Carnival in Gualeguyachu.
  • March 24th: National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Law.
  • March 25th (exact date differs from year to year): Good Friday.
  • March 27th (exact date differs from year to year): Easter.
  • April 2nd: Day of veterans and the fallen in the Malvinas War.
  • May 1st: Labour Day.
  • Third Saturday of May: Father’s Day.
  • May 25th: Day of the Nation.

Summer in Argentina

(Argentinian winter)

Winter comes to Argentina in June. Numerous ski resorts are open in this time. In the highlands air temperature usually stays around 00C (320F) and below. At the foots of the mountains temperature reaches 100C (500F) and in the north of country it is not more than 170C (440F). But the cold doesn’t scare those who choose Argentina for the winter ski slopes of the Andes.

It is believed that the real winter comes to Argentina in the second half of June, when the trees lose their last leaves. However buds on the trees will swell and turn green again in next month. But in the south of the country winter is real having large snowdrifts and significant frosts.

The climate of the summer months

(Buenos Aires)

June
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
Jule
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2°F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.3")
August
Max average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")


Summer holidays

  • June 20th: National Flag Day.
  • July 9th: Argentina Independence Day.
  • August 17th: Anniversary of General José de San Martín’s death.

Autumn in Argentina

(Argentinian spring)

Due to position of Argentina in Southern Hemisphere spring there coincides in time with European autumn. So September have rather dry and warm weather with average temperature about 250C (770F) on the most of territory and about 150C (590F) in southern part. It is the better time for visiting the Iguazu Falls. Its neighborhood is extremely beautiful in spring.

Beginning of Argentinian spring is a period of holidays and celebrations. Teacher’s day which is held on September 11 as a national holiday begins a series of celebrations. International Guitar Festival on October 7 is totally worth visiting Buenos Aires. Exactly a week later the Columbus Day is held. It is dedicated to the day of opening of the continent by Columbus and considered as the starting point of the settlement of Argentinian land.

The climate of the autumn months

(Buenos Aires)

September
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")
October
Max average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 100 mm (3.9")
November
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")

Autumn holidays

  • September 11th: Argentina Teacher’s Day.
  • October 7th: International Guitar Festival.
  • October 10th: Columbus Day.
  • October 31st: Halloween (Samhain).
  • Third Sunday of October: Mother’s Day.

Winter in Argentina

(Argentinian summer)

When it is winter on European calendar Argentina meets hot summer. However, it last not for three months but nearly for five: from December to April. During this time, thousands of tourists and residents of Argentina are fleeing from the heat on the ocean beaches. Coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the north and north-east of the country are heated up to 25°C (77°F).Air temperature is about 30°C (86°F), but it is often becomes  hotter. You can schedule a trip in the southern part of the country during this period. Summer weather there is quite comfortable.

Argentine festivals and celebrations fans will appeal to the International Day of Tango on December 11. As well as the hot Argentine Christmas and New Year, which, however, are considered as strictly a family holidays. From the first Saturday of January to the first Saturday of March in the city of Gualeguyachu takes place the longest carnival in the world. Every Saturday the streets are filled with people who are involved in a spectacular show with traditional dancing women-peacocks.

The climate of the winter months

(Buenos Aires)

December
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.3")
January
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 105 mm (4.1")
February
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")

Winter holidays

  • December 8th: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • December 11th: International Day of Tango.
  • December 24th/25th: Christmas.
  • December 31st: New Year's Eve.
  • First Saturday of January: beginning Grand Carnival in Gualeguyachu.
  • February 14th: St. Valentine’s Day.