Weather in Ushuaia (June)

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  1. Essjay

    Essjay Been here awhile

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    Hi All...

    Considering doing the Pan-am next year (Ushuaia - Alaska) but I have a very strict window to do it. I.E. June - August. My main concern is the weather down around Ushuaia in June.

    Would it be foolish to attempt to get that far south in June?
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  2. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    There is a pass before you get to Ushuaia, it snowed 4 inches the day I went over it in January, the middle of summer.

    You'd be :loco to try and go there in June on a motorbike.

    Are you :loco ?


    Average Ushuaia Temperatures

    Month High °F Low °F High °C Low °C
    Jan 57 41 14 5
    Feb 56 41 13 5
    Mar 54 39 12 4
    Apr 49 36 9 2
    May 43 32 6 0
    Jun 40 29 4 -2
    Jul 39 28 4 -2
    Aug 42 30 6 -1
    Sep 46 32 8 0
    Oct 50 36 10 2
    Nov 53 38 12 3
    Dec 56 40 13 4
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  3. kevrider

    kevrider Been here awhile

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    it took me nearly four months to get from Alaska to Panama. getting to Ushuaia in three months is pretty ambitious. doable, but you'd have to hustle. no biggie if you just want to get there and check the box.
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  4. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Kev, like me, you are just to darn slow. :lol3 I see people talk about doing (and doing) that ride in about a month all the time... :eek1

    June is not only winter in Argentina and Chile (it's not only one pass you have to worry about, assuming you plan to come up the west cost of SA, how are you going to get over the Andes? :dunno You can't count on those passes being open either) but it's also the rainy season in Central America. I suppose that with that kind of schedule you are not to worried about what the unpaved side roads are like, but rainy season also tends to wreck havoc on the major roads, you should expect delays even on the main roads.

    Gustavo
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  5. Essjay

    Essjay Been here awhile

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    yeah, I think I'm going to have to miss Ushuaia and some how try and get from BA up to Bogota.

    How bad can the roads get in CA during the rainy season?
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