Weather in the Falkland Islands remains temperate throughout the year, barely hitting 75°F in the summer months and never really dropping lower than 25°F in the winter. As summer falls from December to March, North American and European visitors tend to retreat to sunnier climes and explore the diverse landscapes and marine life on offer in and around the islands. There’s around eight hours of sunlight a day in the summer months and, while the Falkland Islands tend to be fairly dry, be prepared for rapid changes to the wind. Regardless of when you visit, warm clothing is always advisable.
Best Time to Visit the Falkland Islands
Summer is perhaps the best time to visit the scenic islands when the weather is at its best and the wildlife is in abundance. However, expect to pay more for accommodation during the warmer season, and it usually a good idea to book ahead. There is also a great deal of activity among the wildlife in other months of the year, including March/April when the Magellanic penguins line the beaches and prepare to journey overseas. A visit around October can also be an experience witnessing the masses of new-born elephant seal pups. To get a feel for the local culture, head to Stanley in May to join the May Ball celebrations.