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CHILE HAS THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLIMATES:

1. DRY CLIMATE
FROM ARICA TO LA SERENA THE CLIMATE IS DRY, WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 10 DEGREES & 0 MM OF RAINFALL. A FEW KM INLAND,
IN THE DESERT PLAINS, TEMPERATURES VARY DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT
FROM 35, TO 0,, AND THE AIR IS EXTREMELY DRY.
FROM LA SERENA, NORTH OF SANTIAGO, THE DRY CLIMATE IS SIMILAR TO
THAT OF THE HOT STEPPELANDS, WITH SLIGHT DECREASE IN TEMPERATURE
& OCCASIONAL RAINFALLS DURING WINTER WHICH ALLOW FOR THE GROWTH
OF VEGETATION, MAINLY SCRUB.

2. WARM CLIMATE
THE REST OF THE TERRITORY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PATAGONIA & THE
HIGH ANDES, HAVE A WARM CLIMATE OF VARYING FORMS.
FROM SANTIAGO TO CONCEPCION, MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE PREVAILS, WITH
A DRY SUMMER SEASON. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES VARY FROM 14 TO 15,C.
SOUTH OF CONCEPCION, TEMPERATURE DECREASE GRADUALLY & RAINFALLS
INCREASE, REACHING OVER 2,500 MM YEARLY.

3. COLD CLIMATE
IN CHILE, ONLY TWO TYPES OF THIS CLIMATE. THE COLD CLIMATE OF THE
STEPPELANDS ON EASTERN SLOPES OF THE PATAGONIAN ANDES, IN PUNTA
ARENAS WHERE, DURING WINTERS, AVG. TEMPERATURE CAN REACH -3
DEGREES & INCREASE DURING SUMMER TO 11 DEGREES.THE HIGH PEAKS OF
THE ANDES FEATURE A VERY COLD ICY CLIMATE, WITH ABUNDANT SNOW AND
EXTREMELY LOW TEMPERATURE. THIS HARSH CLIMATE GETS BETTER DURING
SUMMER, WHEN ONLY THEIR IS SNOW ONLY ON THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

THE CHILEAN ANTARCTIC REGION
HAS A POLAR CLIMATE, WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW ZERO ALL-YEAR-ROUND,
SCARCE RAINFALLS AND ABUNDANT SNOW.

CLOTHING: LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS AND LINENS IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
AREAS. RAINWEAR IS ADVISED DURING RAINY SEASONS. MEDIUMWEIGHTS &
WATERPROOFING ARE NEEDED IN THE SOUTH.

CLIMATE TABLES:

SANTIAGO ALT 520M
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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TEMP MAX C 29 28 26 22 17 14 13 16 18 21 25 27
MIN C 12 11 9 7 5 3 2 3 5 7 8 10
RAIN MM 0 2 5 12 58 78 76 53 27 12 5 5
HUMIDITY AM 84 86 89 91 94 94 95 95 93 92 89 86
% PM 37 38 40 48 62 68 68 64 59 50 44 39


VALDIVIA ALT 5M
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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TEMP MAX C 22 22 20 16 12 10 10 11 13 16 18 20
MIN C 12 11 9 7 7 5 5 5 5 7 10 12
RAIN MM 66 66 114 195 355 396 386 314 203 127 109 99
HUMIDITY AM 87 90 93 94 95 95 95 95 94 93 89 89
% PM 64 67 70 77 87 89 89 83 74 71 68 67
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