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Weather in December

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Weather in December

Coming to EI in Dec 06 from London via Santiago, then back to Chile for a full length trip.

What weather should we expect in EI - will it be warm? if so how warm/hot , would you call it hot 80+ or pleasant 70+

Trying to work out if I should leave half my luggage for the cold south of Chile in santiago whilst we visit EI with just our hot/warm weather gear

thanks for opinions

Kenton

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1. Re: Weather in December

The weather on Easter Island is moderated by the fact that it is a relatively small island so expect warm rather than hot weather in December.

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2. Re: Weather in December

warm is good

thanks

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3. Re: Weather in December

We just returned from Easter Island. The weather ranged from quite warm (maybe a bit over 80) in the sun to cool (maybe in the 60s) at night. Rain can occur quite unexpectedly, and sometimes torrentially, so a poncho is a good idea. A hat that you can somehow anchor on your head is useful; the winds can be stiff. Hiking boots are helpful, too.

Enjoy!

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4. Re: Weather in December

Sounds hairy!

Toid et al,

how's the weather in Santiago, Valporaiso, Santa Cruz, Lake district in late december?

shorts and t-shirts?

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5. Re: Weather in December

EdMmed 1 - thanks for the real-time update on the weather in Easter Island - apart form the wind & rain sounds pretty good for lots of sightseeing, not to hot !

Have you posted any reviews of what you did, where you stayed, had meals etc for Easter Island ?

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6. Re: Weather in December

Between DEC - FEB It's easy

ATACAMA = Warm (some rains at the altiplano)

CENTRE = Very warm at days and nights

EI = Subtropical (warm, rain, wind)

SOUTH = Normally warm, but there is always the possibility of rain or some lower temperatures.

PATAGONIA = Normally cold and windy but some days in places like Torres del Paine could be very warm as well.

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