What is the climate in Chile?

Monday, July 27, 2009  

As a result of being in the southern hemisphere, the climate in Chile is the opposite of North America, Europe, and Asia.  The central zone of the country, where Santiago is found, is similar to the Mediterranean with long and dry summers and short and temperate winters.  The maximum summer temperature in Santiago can reach 35 degrees Celsius, although the nights are cool and pleasant.  In winter the maximum average temperature is between 12 and 15 degrees Celsuis, with lows that occasionally reach 0 degrees.