Weather in Argentina


Expats living in Argentina are as likely to find themselves swept away by the gale force winds of the Patagonia as they are to touch down in the extreme heat of the north. Weather in Argentina is extremely varied and is best sub-divided into four broad climate regions based on geography: east central Argentina - also known as the Pampas, western Argentina, the northeastern interior, and southern Argentina - which includes both the climate-specific Andes as well as the Patagonia.

Regardless of what region you may decide to make home, however, the seasons remain the same in all four locations. Summer typically starts in December; moves into autumn in April; transitions to winter in June; and finally starts to change to spring in September.

While the south is characterized by cold temperatures and howling wind, the north is sub-tropical and is the recipient of heavy rainfall.

The weather in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital and most popular expat destination, is relatively temperate with distinct seasonal changes. High temperatures and high humidity are a normal party of the city's sultry summers. Spring and autumn are pleasant, and winter is cooler, albeit mild. Snow is a  rarity, though there may be an occasional day where the mercury plunges toward freezing.

Rainfall is heaviest during summer months, but precipitation is present throughout the year.

Expats living in Argentina will find the varied climate makes certain parts of the country more attractive during different parts of the year. The Lake District, Mendoza and Cordoba are fantastic in fall when the leaves begin to the change and the crowds begin to thin. Alternatively, Buenos Aires is something special in spring with the jacarandas in bloom and weariness of winter wearing off.

Patagonia and the south are best in summer and the north is most bearable in winter.

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