If you are taking a vacation to Argentina you will of course want to know what weather to expect. The short answer is that it depends where you go and when you go as this is a country with some real extremes in parts.
Much of Argentina is however temperate, with the seasons reversed from those in the northern hemisphere. The far north is subtropical whilst the south and Patagonia are cold temperate. The south is warmest from October to March although there can be rain and strong winds. Southern Patagonia has a harsh winter climate from May to September and has great daily variability, even in summer. The temperature varies with altitude as well as latitude.Remember that Patagonia is the gateway to the Antartic, a land of snow and ice and it is famous for its cold strong winds at certain times of year.
For those of you who like to sit outside on a terrace with a glass of wine at the end of another successful day touring, you will not be disappointed. Remember wine does not grow in harsh climates and it needs lots of sun for the grapes to grow. Some of the cities such as Buenos Aires can become cold in winter when you will need to take an overcoat but in summer they are a great place to sit outside a bar and watch impromptu tango in the streets.
And of course Argentineans would not have that swarthy mediteranean look without the sun that allows people to flock to the beaches and escape the heat in the cities on weekends and holidays.For more information have a look at our weather graphs below to see what the weather will be like on your Argentina vacation. Do you pack you bikini or you big coat?