Climate in Esquel

Owing to its location on the immediate leeward side of the Andes, Esquel has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb), though it is much more continental than the more classic Mediterranean zones of central Chile, and frosts and even snow are common in the winter months from April to September. Snow falls on average on twenty days each winter but seldom lies on the ground. Summers are generally warm and sunny, though it is still cool at night owing to the town’s relatively high altitude, and cold outbreaks from the south can bring freezing temperatures even during this season