Chiloé Weather & Packing List
Chile is a country of contrasting weather, as the geography is also extremely varied. It hosts several climatic subtypes within its borders, ranging from low desert in the north, to alpine tundra and glaciers in the east and southeast, oceanic in the south, Mediterranean in central Chile and subtropical climate in Easter Island. Although there are four seasons in most of the territory, in some regions the weather in Chile is not completely predictable.
The weather in Chiloé is temperamental – on one day you might be blessed with glorious sunshine, though the next might bring with it lots of wind and rainfall. The western side of Chiloé is open to the ocean, often making it cooler and wetter; the eastern side is a little more protected. Temperatures are cool, with the average being 50°F (10°C), and rainfall can occur year-round, with the wettest time being from May through to August – when almost half the annual total can be expected at once.
|Months||Season in Chile||Temps by Day||Temps by Night||Average Monthly Rainfall|
|Dec - Mar||Summer||22°C / 72°F||12°C / 54°F||100mm|
|Mar - June||Fall||12°C / 54°F||5°C / 41°F||800mm|
|June - Sept||Winter||Hotel closed May 1 - August 31|
|Sept - Dec||Spring||17°C / 63°F||10°C / 50°F||200mm|
What Should I Pack?
When you travel to Chiloé, we recommend dressing in layers and having a waterproof jacket to hand for any rainy moments in the day. You should prepare for wind, sun and showers, as you never know what the day will bring! Take a look at our suggested packing list to help you prepare for your trip:
- A warm and windproof jacket; those made from Gore-Tex and polar fleece are particularly good
- Walking/hiking shoes and plenty of socks
- Gloves, hat and/or earmuffs to protect your ears from the wind
- Trekking trousers, sweater and fleece
- Sun cream, sun hat, lip balm and sunglasses
- Swimsuit, for the pools and sauna in the spa
- Binoculars for wildlife-watching and camera equipment for capturing your surroundings
- Day-pack for excursions into the archipelago
There isn’t a dress code at the hotel, though a smart/casual approach for dinner would not be out of place.
IMPORTANT: From May 16, 2020 Australian Passport holders need a visa to enter Chile. This must be obtained online via the following link; https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/Solicitudes/visa.aspx