Valdes Peninsula Climate

Peninsula Valdes Climate
The maritime climate characteristics make annual temperature variation relatively small. The annual
range of the average monthly temperature is 10 ° C, with monthly averages of 18°C (64.4ºF) in
summer and 8°C (46.4ºF) in winter. General aspects of the climate of the peninsula are the same that characterise the climate of the northern Patagonia region, modified locally by interactions between the atmosphere and adjacent water sources.

Mountain Bike in Peninsula ValdesThe variables measured by the CENPAT are based on data from the weather station in the city of Puerto Madryn, a city for which the climate of Puerto Piramides has variations in rainfall and sheltered from winds.
Predominate in Patagonia and are generally from the West. Puerto Piramides suffers Southwest wind blow and is completely exposed by its geographical location. During the winter North and Northwest winds are wetter because the anticyclone is located over the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer, northerly winds have more of a continental influence as the anticyclone runs to the west and in consequence, becomes drier.

Sunset in Puerto PiramidesAnother phenomenon that occurs in the Nuevo Gulf during the summer is the sea breeze effect. The increase in solar radiation and low water availability in the soil causes large thermal amplitudes i.e., a marked difference in temperature between the continental coast and the waters of the Nuevo Gulf.
Winds from the SW and W blow for about 38% of the time in summer and more than 50% in winter. In spring and particularly in summer, we see an increase in the frequency of winds from the east and northeast.
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