Punta Arenas is some 3,090 kilometers south of Santiago de Chile and is the largest city in the Magellanes region as well as being the southernmost city in the world. It is the supply port for the growing bi-oceanic traffic. The thriving nature of the city can be seen in its streets, markets and plazas.
Climate of Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas has a semi-arid climate, with low annual rainfall. It also has a cold steppe climate, with snow in winter. The average temperature in summer is 17°C, while in the winter it drops to 7°C, however the minimum can drop to -18.7°C when cold weather comes up from the Antarctic. It is frequently windy and the winds often blow at over 100 km/h.