Santiago is located in Chile’s central zone, which is characterized by featuring two important mountain chains: the Cordillera de los Andes, which hinders the influence of the climate from the continent, and the Coastal Cordillera, which prevents the sea climate from penetrating inland.
The all-pervading presence of the sea gives the country a Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures and huge differences between night minimum and day maximum temperatures.
The climate is generally dry and mild in summer, while rainfall tends to occur in the winter months. The seasons of the year are well marked. The cold season extends from May through to September, with average temperatures of 8°C, while the warm season extends from October till April, with temperatures of up to 32°C.