Climate in Valparaíso

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from six measuring weather stations in Valparaíso.
Weather stations at an altitude above 520m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Valparaíso is one of the warmest region in Chile with an average daily high temperature of 21 degrees centigrade. A beach holiday can be enjoyed in the warmer season with water temperatures up to 25 degrees.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Valparaíso
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 9 hours per day, January is the sunniest month in the region of Valparaíso. In June the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Valparaíso
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 8 rainy days, June offers the most number of rainy days, and in December the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Valparaíso
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.6 mm, the least rain falls in December. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Valparaíso
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Valparaíso are in March, when the water is 25 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Valparaíso
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 79% humidity on average, it is quite dry in December. The highest value of 84% is experienced here in April.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Valparaíso
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is only reached in a few months in Valparaíso, although these are always average values.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Valparaíso
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Valparaíso

Most important cities in the region »Valparaíso«

Alone 4 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 3710 km and over 720 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Viña del Mar361,37133° 1' 28"S71° 33' 7"W
Valparaíso315,73233° 2' 22"S71° 37' 38"W
Quilpué167,08533° 2' 51"S71° 26' 33"W
Villa Alemana139,31033° 2' 32"S71° 22' 24"W
San Antonio85,65133° 35' 41"S71° 36' 27"W
Quillota67,77932° 53' 0"S71° 14' 56"W
San Felipe59,29432° 44' 59"S70° 43' 33"W
Los Andes56,85932° 50' 1"S70° 35' 54"W
Hacienda La Calera49,10632° 46' 60"S71° 13' 0"W
Limache35,87633° 1' 0"S71° 16' 0"W
La Ligua24,85732° 27' 9"S71° 13' 52"W
Cartagena16,87533° 33' 14"S71° 36' 27"W
Llaillay16,64632° 50' 26"S70° 57' 22"W
Hanga Roa3,30427° 9' 17"S109° 25' 57"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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