WEATHER & SECURITY
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Patagonia is a region shared by Argentina and Chile. On the southern section of the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean the weather is particularly humid. On the other hand in the Patagonian Steppe until the Atlantic Ocean there is a desert climate, cool and dry.
The climate is cool and the temperatures decrease significantly from northern to southern Patagonia. On average, the temperature in southern Patagonia is 10º less than in northern Patagonia. However, another difference in temperatures is the one between western and eastern sides of the Andes, in the Patagonia chilena the temperature might be 5º higher than in the Argentinian side. The reason why is the Humboldt Current that flows along the Chilean Coast and brings humidity to the continent. Nonetheless, this humidity won't be able to cross the Andes Mountains and most of the rains will fall on the western side of the Andes. In fact, the Patagonian forests that occupy the Chilean and certain sections of the Argentinian Patagonia is due to the high precipitation.
The chilled air that crosses the Andes carries little moisture and along its way through Patagonia Argentina it helps to create a desert: the Patagonian Steppe, the kind of vegetation that dominates in almost all Patagonia Argentina. Two examples are: the city of Bariloche on the Patagonia Argentina (eastern side of the Andes) and the city of Puerto Montt (wetsern side of the Andes) in Patagonia Chilena, the last one is 1.8º on average warmer than the Argentinian one.
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