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Climate in Rio Gallegos



Rio Gallegos has a cold desert climate under the Köppen climate classificationThe climate is arid, windy and cold, with snow during the winter. It is one of the windiest cities on earth, with winds above 50 km per hour being commonplace, and over 100 km per hour not exceptional. Winters average 5°C (41F) during the day and -2°C (28F) at night, but can reach -20°C (-4F) on occasion. Summers are extremely windy and cloudy, with days reaching a cool 19°C (66F) and nights dropping to a relatively cold 7°C (45F). Cold weather can occur at any time, and despite the very low precipitation, bad weather with light drizzle and clouds is quite common