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Antofagasta Climate & Temperature

  • Antofagasta, Chile is at 23°27'S, 70°26'W, 113 m (371 ft). See map.
  • Antofagasta has a mid-latitude desert/ arid cool climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWk).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Antofagasta is situated in or near the warm temperate desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 16.4 degrees Celsius (61.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.6 °C (11.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Antofagasta Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1.7 mm (0.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1.7 Litres/m² (0.04 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2549 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Antofagasta you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Nanning, China where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Subtropical moist forest biome).

Antofagasta Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 17 (63) 18 (64) 19 (66) 20 (68) 23 (73) 24 (75) 25 (77) 23 (73) 21 (70) 19 (66) 18 (64) 20 (69)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (56) 14 (57) 14 (58) 16 (60) 17 (62) 19 (66) 20 (68) 20 (68) 19 (66) 17 (62) 15 (59) 14 (57) 16 (62)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 11 (52) 11 (52) 12 (54) 13 (55) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (63) 17 (63) 16 (61) 14 (57) 13 (55) 11 (52) 14 (57)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (1)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 6h 00' 5h 29' 6h 00' 5h 29' 6h 30' 8h 54' 10h 30' 10h 18' 8h 00' 4h 18' 6h 17' 6h 06' 6h 58'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 50' 11h 19' 11h 59' 12h 41' 13h 16' 13h 32' 13h 23' 12h 55' 12h 16' 11h 34' 10h 59' 10h 42' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 56 (44) 49 (51) 51 (49) 44 (56) 49 (51) 66 (34) 79 (21) 81 (19) 66 (34) 38 (62) 58 (42) 58 (42) 58 (42)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 46.2 54.6 65.9 76.9 85.2 89.6 85.5 76.6 66.1 54.6 46.3 43.1 65.9

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