Argentina's climate

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Argentina's climate is generally temperate but there are major regional variations due to its size – from the extreme heat of the northern regions, through the pleasant climate of the central pampas, to the sub Antarctic cold of Patagonia’s glacial regions.  Throughout the country January is the warmest while June and July are the coldest.  The mean annual temperature in Buenos Aires is 16oF, in the extreme north the Chaco area comes in at about 73oF.

For up to the minute information about the weather in Argentina go to the World Weather website.

Best time to go

The seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are the opposite to those in the Northern.  Argentina experiences two high seasons, the summer months of January and February and the July winter ski holidays.  The amount of people and the prices usually go up during these times.  It’s best to visit Patagonia, Cordoba, San Luis, the Sierras and beaches of the Buenos Aires coast during the summer (December to March).  The north and northwest of the country are best visited in the winter (June to August) when there is less rain and the tropical temperature drops slightly.  If you’re heading to Argentina for the Iguazu falls, winter and spring are best as the summer can be too hot.

*The Small Print
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