One of the most important things to consider when planning any trip is the weather. It is important to decide accommodation (if it’s cold you might want to choose a hotel room with air conditioning, if it’s hot, a cheaper option might suffice), schedule activities, to decide what to pack on your luggage…If you plan on visiting the capital of Argentina, learn more about the weather in Buenos Aires.
To prepare yourself physically for the weather conditions to come, it is important to know what sort of weather you will find in Buenos Aires, the season the city is experiencing, natural phenomena that might arise while in the country, etc.
As it happens with most Latin American countries to south of Ecuador, weather in Buenos Aires varies one time to another, from season to season. Most of Argentina, and of course Buenos Aires, is located in the temperate region. The city experiences warm humid, wet summers and windy, cold winters.
In terms of temperature, the warmest time of the year is between November and March and the hottest months of the summer are January and February. Winter lasts approximately 3 months, from May to August.
Average temperature in Buenos Aires during the summer is 83°F (28°C), and during winter temperatures descend dramatically, reaching 32°F (0°C). Fall and spring are very good seasons to visit the city at because the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.
Weather in Buenos Aires is highly influenced by the percentage of clouds covering the sky. Clouds vary significantly throughout the seasons. Skies are clearer from September to April, while clouds are much more frequent between April and August.
Humidity also affects the weather in Buenos Aires to some extent. Although some months of the year are particularly humid, this sort of condition is always present in the country. Humidity levels are at their highest during the month of May, while lowest levels tend to occur in December.
The wind in the city is relatively moderate and, like other aspects of the weather in Buenos Aires, it varies from time to time. Generally, the windiest months are from September to November, when winds reach up to 9.8 knots on the average, which is still considered as a gentle breeze. The less windy period of the year is between December and August.
The month of the year with the least precipitation—less than 0.1 inches of rainfall—is June. During the months of October and November, there is a higher probability of heavy rain. Nonetheless, the city records little to no snow.
Weather in Buenos Aires: What to expect from every season
According to available data, find next information on what to expect from the weather in Buenos Aires on every season:
High levels of humidity make this season feel warmer than normal. Average temperature is generally between 63°F (17°C) and 81°F (27°C); however in May temperatures descend quite drastically. There is also significant precipitation: about 25 to 30 days of rain during the entire season.
Rain is at its lowest during this period of the year, with an average of 20 to 25 days of rain during the entire season. Average temperature in winter is 54°F (12°C), yet, due to humidity, temperatures might feel actually lower. The coldest month of this season is July.
When it comes to tourism, winter is the best season for low budget travelers, since accommodation costs tend to be at lower during these months.
Average daily temperature during spring is approximately 65.8°F (18.8°C). In general, days are warmer but nights are still chilly. Humidity decreases yet precipitation is rather significant, with frequent storms. During the spring, the city experiences approximately 10 storms.
The city is quite busy regarding tourism as many visitors choose to travel during these months due to the more enjoyable weather. Hotels are normally more expensive during this time, which is why if budget is not a problem, this is the perfect time to visit.
The weather in Buenos Aires is truly fantastic during this period of the year, which of course makes summer the busiest season in terms of tourism. However, because this is a metropolis and it does not have beaches, the weather might be just too warm to enjoy it.
Remember to always do your research before traveling so as to be prepared for the climate and all the activities the season you visit the city in has to offer.