The Perito Moreno glacier is a thick mass of ice located in the department of Lago Argentino, part of Santa Cruz Province, in the Patagonia region of southwest Argentina. This glacier flows down from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. As it descends, it reaches the southern arm of Lago Argentino. The glacier face is 5 km wide, with a height of 60 m above water level.
Climate in Perito Monero
In winter it is bitterly cold – minimum temperatures normally drop to –30°C. During the summer it is temperate – cold, the average temperature is below 0°C and the maximum temperature rarely reaches 15°C. There is rainfall throughout the year and the wind is very cold, often blowing at more than 100 km/ hour.