Santiago Weather August Averages, Chile
What's the weather like in Santiago in August
Temperatures rise slightly going into August, and it can still be cold at night. Santiago's average monthly temperature in August is 10°C. Daytime averages are 16°C throughout most of the month, climbing slightly towards the end of August. Nighttime temperatures average a steady 4°C.
Santiago's short rainy season is on the decline after July. Rainfall totals in August average 40mm over 7 days of rain for the month. The probability of precipitation averages 14% throughout the month of August.
The days start to get longer and the skies clear out in Santiago in August. On average Santiago will get five hours of sunshine throughout the month. The chances of a cloudy sky are 42% during all of August. The days increase from 10 hours 30 minutes at the beginning of August to 11 hours 23 minutes by the end of August.
The average relative humidity in Santiago drops from 81% to 78% throughout the month. Most people will find that these humidity levels make the air feel quite dry, even on rainy days.
Like the previous couple of months, the average wind speed in Santiago in August stays a steady 2.5 m/s. Winds are still mostly out of the east, but there are times when the westerly winds start to blow in.
Like July, if you're visiting Santiago in August you'll want to be ready for mild days and cold nights. Long pants and a short-sleeve shirt should be fine during the daytime. Be ready with a warm jacket or sweater when the sun goes down. Check the Santiago 14-day forecast for the most up-to-date information before leaving home. Dress attire in Santiago is casual during the day and business casual at night.
Santiago Hotels in August
CasaSur Charming Hotel
CasaSur is a small, highly-reviewed three-star hotel in the Barrio Italia. The modest hotel features six clean rooms with hardwood floors and private bathrooms. The rooms aren't large but are light and airy, giving you the feeling of more space. CasaSur offers a complimentary Chilean breakfast made from local ingredients in their cozy dining room. The hotel staff is constantly praised in reviews and serves as amazing concierges to help you maximize your time in Santiago. CasaSur is next to the Santa Isabel metro station and a number of outstanding restaurants.
Holiday Inn Santiago Airport
The Holiday Inn at the Santiago Airport makes a great lodging option for either long-term stays or transitory overnighters before an early flight out. This modern four-star hotel is adjacent to an artificial lake and offers a number of amenities. The large rooms feature simple, contemporary décor, comfortable bedding, and large floor-to-ceiling windows. A casual restaurant overlooks the lake and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a wonderful sophisticated bar on-site. Other amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and gym. The hotel offers free parking for guests.
Crowne Plaza Santiago
The Crowne Plaza is a towering five-star hotel near Plaza Baquedano and Plaza de Armas. There are a number of parks, museums, and a metro station within a few minutes of the Crowne Plaza. The upscale rooms offer modern bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, comfortable beds, and work desks. Suites add living rooms, kitchenettes, and whirlpool tubs. Crowne Plaza is also home to the Urbano 136 restaurant, a refined dining room serving fine international cuisine. A number of other lounges and bars are at the Crowne Plaza. The hotel also features two rooftop pools, a large fitness center, and day spa with masseuse and a sauna.
NH Collection Plaza
The five-star Hotel NH Collection Plaza Santiago is a large, upscale hotel near Costanera Center in Las Condes. The towering hotel has both standard rooms and a variety of suites with whirlpool tubs. All rooms feature bright modern décor, chic bathrooms, and large, plush beds. Rooms on the upper floors of the hotel treat guests to amazing views of the Andes. Guests also have access to an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, gym, and sauna. NH Collection has a relaxed, casual bar and an amazing Mediterranean restaurant. The hotel is 200m from the nearest metro station and is situated near a number of great restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Bars and Restaurants
Senso is an award-winning Mediterranean restaurant in the five-star Hotel Santiago located in Las Condes. Senso's chefs use only fresh, locally sourced ingredients and it's obvious in their flavorful menu. Service is continuously rated as outstanding. Food items include pesto gnocchi, shrimp risotto, roasted octopus, poached salmon, and pumpkin soup. Senso also has an extensive wine menu to compliment your meal. They also have vegan and gluten-free options. Senso is open for breakfast from 6:30AM to 11AM, lunch from 1PM to 4PM, and dinner from 7PM to midnight.
Sometimes you just have a craving for a really good burger, and that's what you'll find at Uncle Fletch. Their slogan is, "Just burgers and beer." This fun, casual restaurant is located near Cerro San Cristobal and the Santiago Zoo. Their award-winning menu uses only fresh ingredients and they serve a number of local and imported craft beers. Some of the burgers you'll find on the menu include a gourmet cheeseburger on a brioche bun, a pepperjack burger with onion rings & bacon, and a fajita burger with peppers, guacamole, and sour cream. Uncle Fletch is open Monday thru Wednesday from 12:30PM to midnight, Thursday thru Saturday from 12:30PM to 1AM, and on Sunday from 1AM to 4PM.
Romaria is a charming little Italian restaurant in Las Condes. The restaurant is located in a very friendly neighborhood on Vitacura Ave. The ambience is very warm and the staff will make you feel to be a part of the family. Romaria is mostly known for their outstanding pizzas. Other menu items include quinoa salads, fettucine, and salmon skewers. Romaria also has an excellent drink menu featuring a selection of beers, wine, and mixed cocktails. Romaria is open for lunch from 1PM until 4PM and serves dinner from 6:30PM until midnight. They are closed on Sundays.
Restobar Entre Piscos Sin Frontera
Restobar Entre Piscos is an eclectic, fun Peruvian restaurant in Metropolitan Santiago, a few blocks east of Parque Quinta Normal. The atmosphere is light and airy with multiple rooms and is a good place to bring the entire family. Imbibe in Santiago's national drink, the Pisco sour, delivered with perfection at this restaurant. Menu items include beef skewers, fried yucca, shrimp, and grilled fish with rice. They also have a children's menu. Entre Piscos Restobar is open for lunch and dinner.
Things to do in Santiago in August
Santa Lucia Park
Cerro Santa Lucia is a wonderful green space in the center of urban Santiago. The small hill, an ancient volcano, makes for a relaxing setting in which people can walk, shop, and admire the various sites of Santa Lucia Park. Some of these sites include gorgeous gardens, monuments, and fountains, including the massive Neptune Fountain. A little higher up on the hill you'll find the 19th-century Hidalgo Castle. This reminder of Santiago's military history now serves as an events center. Many shows and concerts often take place on top of Cerro Santa Lucia. Even if there's not a show happening you'll still be presented with breathtaking views of Santiago.
Museum of Memory and Human Rights
The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is one of the many impressive museums located at Parque Quinta Normal in central Santiago. This is one of the newer museums in Santiago, completed in 2010. The purpose of the museum is to commemorate the tens of thousands of Chileans who were murdered during the 23-year rule of Augusto Pinochet. This somber museum was completed during the term of President Michelle Bachelet, who herself was tortured during the reign of Pinochet. The museum takes you through the timeline of this bloody period and highlights other human rights issues throughout the world. The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10AM to 6PM.
The Mercado Central de Santiago is one of the main tourist attractions near Plaza de Armas and is also where many locals go for fresh, affordable food. The market is full of dozens of vendors. Produce includes fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms. Butchers serve cuts of beef, chicken, and lamb, and fishermen have rack upon rack of freshly caught fish. This is a great place to buy fresh meats if your lodging accommodation has a kitchen. If you don't have a kitchen you can also find excellent prepared food here too. The local food stands sell things like empanadas and deli sandwiches; more formal sit-down restaurants at the market are considered overpriced. The market is open daily from 6AM to 5PM; on Friday it is open until 8PM.
Pablo Neruda Museum
One of Chile's national heroes is Pablo Neruda, a famous poet and Nobel Prize winner who started off as a diplomat and politician. La Chascona Museum House was built by Neruda himself and now shows off Neruda's collection of paintings, sculptures, and his own work. The museum offers a self-guided audio tour available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese. It's a small house and has a limited capacity, so you may want to visit mid-week. The museum is located at the south end of Cerro San Cristobal near the Santiago Zoo. Museum hours are Tuesday thru Sunday from 10AM to 6PM.
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