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The Amazing Climate in Argentina

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Argentina has something to offer in every possible aspect: sheer variety and a plethora of beautiful traveling options. The same goes for the climate in Argentina: while in the north it is subtropical, in the east (where Buenos Aires is located) it is Mediterranean. On the other hand, in the west, the climate is temperate and balanced throughout the year. Nevertheless, dark clouds form often and precipitation is common.

Things are different in the center of the country. Through the Andes, drought has left a mark in the heart of Argentina.

The climate in the east of Patagonia is similar to the desert and semi-arid climates, and Tierra del Fuego has an oceanic, cool climate. 

Ushuaia has a thriving winter ski season. It seems like everything is possible in this country, where there are options available to satisfy everyone’s taste.

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Back and forth in Different Climate Zones

If you are thinking of a journey to this fascinating country, you must pack clothing and shoes for all climate conditions as well as protection against the sun and rain. 

Just to give you an idea of the country’s size, the surface area is 2.78 million square kilometers, with a population of 43 million people. There are four different climate zones in the Argentinian territory, which stretches for 3,694 kilometers from end to end.

What Is the Climate Like in the Capital of Argentina?

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Buenos Aires is located in the country’s humid, tropical area. Therefore, you can always expect warm temperatures in the summer and a temperate climate in winter.

The annual average temperature in Buenos Aires is 22.5 degrees Celsius. That average rises to 30 degrees Celsius in summer.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and thus its political, cultural, commercial, and industrial center. It is also where the international airport is located, and therefore, the starting point for most tourists in their vacations. 

Being the country’s central point, regarding tourism, Buenos Aires is a fortunate city as it has a well-balanced climate throughout the year.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Argentina? 

The period between October and December is the best time to go to Argentina. During those months, you will experience spring and early summer. Those preferring autumn and early winter must plan their trips between April and June. 

Seasons are reversed in comparison to Europe and the United States. The reason for this is that Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere. July is the coldest month of the year, and snow falls occasionally. On the other hand, December is the sunniest month, and daylight can last as long as 10 hours.

Another reason that explains Argentina’s varied climate is its length from North to South, which is only surpassed by the United States, Chile, and Brazil.

Just like its climate, Argentina’s landscapes and vegetation are very varied and diverse, ranging from coastal plains and tropical forests to arid pampas. In the Andes, you can find mountains reaching heights of over 6,000 meters, which influence the climate in the majority of the country.

Another Good Tip

Argentinians holidays take place between mid-December and February, and many people spend them in their own country. Because of this, holiday destinations are very crowded at this time. Hotels and accommodation are much more expensive and domestic flights in Argentina are booked fast.

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