Santiago is characterized by a Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature of 14 ° C, with rainy and where warmer winters month is January, reaching 22 ° C temperature average, and the month is July less temperature 8 ° C..
This climate occurs throughout the metropolitan area and its main characteristic is to have a long dry season and a cold winter extreme temperatures reaching zero degrees. Santiago contrasts their seasons with winter and summer, where in the latter temperatures have even 37 ° C during the day.
Usually recorded rainfall during the winter months (mayo, June, July and August), However, They can be given isolated rainfall during the summer season.
In the Andes and above the 3 thousand meters high perceived cold weather, and given the low temperatures and rainfall, allow the collection of snow and ice fields permanently in the ravines and high mountain summits.