Climate information is increasingly relevant to society. (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)
Before leaving for your destination, find out the weather forecast in Antofagasta for the following hours of today Wednesday.
During the day the temperature will reach a maximum of 24 degrees, the probability of rain will be 9%, with a cloudiness of 26%, while the wind gusts will reach 32 kilometers per hour.
As for UV rays, they are expected to reach a level of up to 12.
For the night, the temperature will reach 18 degrees, while the precipitation forecast will be 9%, with a cloudiness of 19%, while the wind gusts will be 20 kilometers per hour during the day.
Desert: the climate in Antofagasta
Being located in the north of Chile, close to the coast of the Pacific Ocean and near the Cordillera de la Costa, Antofagasta presents a mainly arid cold weather state.
This means that in the coastal city the winters are cold and the summers are warm, while the rains are scarce all year round.
In Antofagasta the average temperature is around 16 degrees Celsius.
The average maximum temperature in the city reaches 20 degrees Celsius and the average minimum temperature drops to 14 degrees Celsius.
The city of Antofagasta has a mainly desert climate. (Archive)
In Chile, climates of all kinds are felt, from very cold to very hot, due to its geographical location and its particular territorial extension.
In the north of the country, from the region of Arica and Parinacota to Valparaíso, three types of climate stand out: tundra and desert in its cold and warm variants.
The tundra is characterized by a dry and always cold climate that occurs throughout the eastern part of the northern part of Chile, on the border with Bolivia and Argentina.
The hot desert is the one that predominates in most of the northern part of the Chilean country, it is characterized by having mild winters with nights that reach zero degrees Celsius, with very hot summers and little rainfall.
While the cold desert is felt in the northern coastal regions of the Chilean country, where the winters are very cold and the summers are hot, here too the rainfall is very scarce.
In the center of the country, from the southern part of Valparaíso to Bío Bío, the two main climates are the cold semi-arid, the Mediterranean, and the Mediterranean with cool summers.
The cold semi-arid appears in the most northwestern region of the central part of Chile, where winters are very cold, summers are warm or temperate, and rainfall is scarce.
The Mediterranean climate is the most abundant in central Chile and is characterized by mild winters, hot summers and a marked rainy season.
For its part, the Mediterranean with cool summers appears in the most central area of the country, the only difference with the previous climate is that its summers are cool, as its name says.
In the southern part of the Chilean country, from Araucanía to Magallanes, the predominant climates are tundra, cold semiarid, and oceanic.
The oceanic climate is the main climate in the southern part, where winters are cold and summers are cool, with rain practically all year round.
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