South America Climate


Wide climate variations from sub-tropical in the north of the country to sub-antartic in the South. Buenos Aires can be oppressively hot and humid December to March. Best time to visit is between June and October.


There is a tropical rainy season in the Amazon basin area from April to July. In the rest of the country the dry season runs from May to October


Rain all year in the east of the country. Heavy rainfall from May to November in the high western plateau.


Winter rain fall in the southern coastal areas. On the pacific coast very dry weather in the desert.


The coast is hot with rainfall from December to May. The Dry season runs from June to October


Can be hot, humid and oppressive from mid-December to March. Best time to visit May to October.


December to May is the wet season in mountain areas. Coastal areas hot and wet during December to May. June to November are cooler but on the coast expect high humidity but less rainfall.

When to go

Argentina All Year
Bolivia Apr - Nov
Brazil All Year (Carnival in Feb)
Chile Oct - Apr
Colombia Dec - Mar
Ecuador Jun - Oct
French Guiana Jul - Nov
Guyana Feb- Mar, Aug - Oct
Paraguay Jun - Sep
Peru Dec - Apr
Suriname Dec - Apr
Uruguay Dec - Mar

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