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ARGENTINA in BRIEF

Climate

Argentina is a long country stretching from the subtropics along the northeastern border with Brazil to the subpolar regions of Tierra del Fuego in the south.  The western edge of the country runs along the Andean Mountains.  Because Argentina is south of the Equator, the seasons are the reverse of Europe, North America and much of Asia, being similar to Australia.  Summer in Buenos Aires (months of January and February) is quite hot and humid, while winter is damp and chilly.  Rain falls throughout the year, from 100 cm per year (39 inches) in Buenos Aires to less than 50 cm (20 inches) in Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes. 

Average annual temperatures range from 24°C (75°F) to 11°C (51°F) in Buenos Aires (sea level) and Córdoba (420m/1270ft), and 24°C (75°F) to 8°C (46°F) in Mendoza (820 m/2484ft). 

Further south the weather becomes colder with a mean temperature of 0 degrees in winter for the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.

Weather Map

 

 

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