Calama weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Calama

The best time to visit in Calama in Chile is from January until May and August until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Calama is 24°C in January and the lowest is 18°C in June.

Calama has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Calama or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Calama by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 24 23 24 23 20 18 18 20 22 23 24 24
Precipitation (mm) 3 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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14 day weather forecast Calama

The weather for in Calama will be 24° till 23° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week

Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
10°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
11°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
10°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
10°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
10°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
10°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
10°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4

Climate Calama

Calama has the desert climate prevailing. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Calama is 22° degrees and there is about 9 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 356 days a year with an average humidity of 30% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Calama

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 23 24 23 20 18 18 20 22 23 24 24
Night temp. (°C) 11 12 11 10 8 7 7 7 8 9 9 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Days with rain 2 2 - - - - 1 - - - - 1
Dry days 29 26 31 30 31 30 30 31 30 31 30 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3
UV-index 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5

Calama weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Calama? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Calama?

Calama is located in Chile. It lies in a straight line at 6,579 miles from London.

The coordinates of Calama are:

  • Latitude: -22.456666
  • Longitude: -68.923711

The GPS coordinates are 22° 27' S, 68° 55' W

How long is the flight to Calama?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Calama is approximately 13 h. 20 min.

What are the nearest airports to Calama?

These are the airports closests to Calama:

  • El Loa Airport (3 mi) – Calama
  • Andrés Sabella Gálvez International Airport (118 mi) – Antofagasta
  • Diego Aracena Airport (155 mi) – Iquique

How many inhabitants are there in Calama?

Calama has approximately 143,084 inhabitants.

How big is Calama?

The area of Calama is around 6 mi².

What is the currency of Calama?

In Calama the Chilean peso (CLP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 3 December 2021

  • 1 Chilean peso = 1,006.34 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.001 Chilean peso
  • 10 Chilean peso = 10,063.39 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.010 Chilean peso
  • 100 Chilean peso = 100,633.92 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 0.10 Chilean peso

What is the area code of Calama?

The area code to call Calama is +56.