The hottest month in La Serena is February when the average maximum temperature is 21°, average temperature is 18° and average minimum temperature is 14°.
The coolest month in La Serena is July when the average maximum temperature is 15°, average temperature is 11° and average minimum temperature is 7°.
The longest days in La Serena are in December, with an average of 14 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 10.3 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in La Serena are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover. May has the least sunshine with an average of 4.4 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 16 and lowest in June when it reaches 5.5.
An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in La Serena are found in February when they peak at 21° and lowest in August when they dip to 11°.
The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 16° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.
The wettest month in La Serena is May with 0.7cm of rain and August has the most days of rain with 2.5 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.
The driest month in La Serena is January with 0cm of rain and February has the fewest days of rain with 0 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in La Serena is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 15° which is comfortable for everyone.
The least humid month in La Serena is July with a dew point of 10° which is a bit dry for some.
The most windy month in La Serena is February when the average maximum windspeed is 22kmh and the average wind speed is 8kmh.
The least windy month in La Serena is June when the average maximum windspeed is 17kmh and the average wind speed is 8kmh.