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Old 10-18-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Does anyone live in or visit these countries in the local wintertime?

Obviously Chile is a 'long' country, and the climate will vary drastically depending on location.

What's the furthest South you'd go, in say, July before the climate is consistently too cold to be comfortable? I like Fall-like weather by Canada's standards. Something like 10C in the daytime is totally fine by me. If it freezes at night, let's rule that out.

Also, in the far North, like Arica and Antofagasta. They will be warm, I'd imagine?

And what about Bolivia's highlands? Is it going to be uncomfortable in July?

The climate charts on Wikipedia only tell you so much. I feel like a lot of people talk about local weather in ways that don't match mean temperature values, so I prefer firsthand anecdotes.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Only experience in Sao Paulo in winter. In July during the nights it could be cold, a light jacket was fine however. Days were mild to warm. That's at sea level of course. For mountain weather, all things being the same (same latitude, etc) I usually deduct 3.5 degrees F. for every 1,000 feet in elevation.

You can also get some suggestions in "Americas" forum, some locals post there.
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I mean, it really depend on what you can handle. I lived in Vina del Mar in both winter and summer. Of course summer is better.

I didn't have too much of an issue in the winter though. I'm from Michigan, 40s and low 50s doesn't really affect me, but it also isn't ideal.

For Chile, expect temperatures to be somewhere in the 50s to 60s during the day and then at night 40s.

Not the end of the world really..
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