Iquique, Climate and Weather

The climate of Iquique, located on the coast of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, within the Tropic of Capricorn, is best described as a desert climate with mild winters and warm summers.

Factors that affect the climate, and therefore weather here, are the arid Atacama Desert, the cold Humboldt Ocean current running along the coast, and its position on the line of longitude, only 20 degrees south from the Equator.

In the summer, days are often cloudy in the mornings, including coastal fog, but this burns off later in the day. It has very little rainfall, if any.

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