Weather in Salta and North of Argentina
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In general, northern of Argentina, is a tropical zone, so the weather is usually warm. But when there countless regions with special characteristics, this suffers many variations.
There is a huge weather  range from the cold desert of the Andes and the puna, until the subtropical heat of the jungle.
The orientation of the mountainous cords plays an important role in the distribution of rainfall.

There are 4 regions with diferent climate:

East region or Chaco Salteño

Is the area known as “El Chaco salteño.” It has a semi-arid climate with dry season (winter), with an average annual rainfall of 500 mm. and average temperatures in the range of 20 ° C, having recorded temperatures of up to 47 ° C in summer and -5 ° C in winter, marked by extreme temperature variations

West Region or Puna

Is the area bounded by the Altiplano or Puna. It is characterized by sudden temperature fluctuations and low rainfall, which mostly did not exceed 200 mm per year, and average annual temperatures in the range of 10 ° C, which correspond to the arid Andean.

North and South or the Valleys

The area of valleys, canyons and hills. It has a more benign climate, which makes them concentrate on the main agricultural activities and the bulk of the population.
Here the average annual rainfall reaches the 1000 mm.
Overall, the average summer temperatures exceeding 20 C and in winter, the averages are lower than 14 ° C.

These are the characteristics of the weather in Salta City, according to the season:

Summer: Hot and sunny at midday and afternoon, with pleasant mornings and evenings. The daylight lasts until close to 21 hours. In this seasson dominated by rains, which usually begin at dusk.

Fall: Pleasant during the day, with fresh cold nights. Begin to scarce the rainfalls.

Winter: Weather pleasant in the early afternoon. It begins to put fresh throughout the day and cold at night. In this seasson does not rain, so the hills take a brown and the atmosphere is very dry.

Spring: Weather pleasant during the day; fresh cold nights.

 

MAXIMUM
MINIMUM
AVERAGE
RAINFALL (MM)
JANUARY
27ºC
16ºC
21ºC
183
FEBRUARY
26ºC
16ºC
20ºC
163
MARCH
24ºC
14ºC
19ºC
119
APRIL
22ºC
11ºC
16ºC
36
MAY
21ºC
7ºC
13ºC
8
JUNE
19ºC
3ºC
10ºC
3
JULY
20ºC
3ºC
10ºC
3
AUGUST
22ºC
4ºC
12ºC
5
SEPTEMBER
23ºC
7ºC
15ºC
8
OCTOBER
26ºC
11ºC
19ºC
25
NOVEMBER
27ºC
14ºC
21ºC
66
DECEMBER
28ºC
15ºC
21ºC
137

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