Puerto Aysén

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Puerto Aisén
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Coat of arms of Puerto Aisén
Coat of arms
Location of the commune of Aisén in Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location of the commune of Aisén in Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Puerto Aisén
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 45°24′S 72°41′W / 45.400°S 72.683°W / -45.400; -72.683Coordinates: 45°24′S 72°41′W / 45.400°S 72.683°W / -45.400; -72.683
Region Aisén
Province Aisén
Municipalidad Aisén
Comuna Aisén
Government
 • Type Municipalidad
 • Alcade Óscar Catalán Sánchez
Population (2002 census [1])
 • Total 16,936
Time zone CLT (UTC−04:00)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−03:00)
Area code(s) Country + town = 56 + 67
Climate Cfb

Puerto Aisén (Pronounced: /sɛn/ EYE-ssen) is a city of Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, 4 kilometres (2 mi) above the head of Aisén Fjord in the country's extreme south. Puerto Aisén, which is the capital city of both the Aysén Province and the commune of Aisén is located 65 kilometres (40 mi) far from the Regional Capital of Coyhaique, and 15 kilometres (9 mi) far from the port of Puerto Chacabuco, main entry point to Puerto Aisén by sea. The main tourist attraction is Lagoon San Rafael.

Originally settled around 1914, it was officially recognized as a city on January 28, 1928. It numbers around 17,000 inhabitants.

Climate[edit]

Puerto Aisén has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb) with high rainfall throughout the year. Typical of oceanic climates, precipitation peaks in late fall and early winter. The highest temperature recorded is 34.9 °C (94.8 °F) in January 1975 while the lowest is −12.0 °C (10.4 °F) in June 1999.[1]

Climate data for Puerto Aisén (1970–2000, extremes 1955–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.9
(94.8)
32.1
(89.8)
31.5
(88.7)
23.6
(74.5)
17.8
(64)
15.3
(59.5)
15.2
(59.4)
17.0
(62.6)
23.7
(74.7)
26.0
(78.8)
29.0
(84.2)
31.0
(87.8)
34.9
(94.8)
Average high °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
17.2
(63)
15.7
(60.3)
12.4
(54.3)
9.3
(48.7)
7.0
(44.6)
6.6
(43.9)
8.3
(46.9)
10.6
(51.1)
13.0
(55.4)
14.8
(58.6)
16.3
(61.3)
12.2
(54)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
14.5
(58.1)
13.0
(55.4)
10.1
(50.2)
7.2
(45)
5.0
(41)
4.5
(40.1)
6.0
(42.8)
8.2
(46.8)
10.5
(50.9)
12.4
(54.3)
13.9
(57)
9.8
(49.6)
Average low °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
10.5
(50.9)
9.1
(48.4)
7.1
(44.8)
4.8
(40.6)
2.8
(37)
2.2
(36)
3.2
(37.8)
4.7
(40.5)
6.8
(44.2)
9.0
(48.2)
10.4
(50.7)
6.7
(44.1)
Record low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
−10.0
(14)
−12.0
(10.4)
−8.9
(16)
−5.4
(22.3)
−7.4
(18.7)
−3.2
(26.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−12.0
(10.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 159.1
(6.264)
124.6
(4.906)
149.2
(5.874)
200.2
(7.882)
258.5
(10.177)
240.4
(9.465)
237.7
(9.358)
213.4
(8.402)
181.3
(7.138)
149.1
(5.87)
146.3
(5.76)
178.7
(7.035)
2,238.5
(88.131)
Average precipitation days 18 14 16 19 21 20 21 21 19 18 18 18 223
Average relative humidity (%) 73 75 77 83 88 88 87 84 80 75 73 73 79.7
Source: Dirección Meteorológica de Chile[1][2]
MS LECHSTEIN - 1960

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Temperatura Mensual Histórica de Puerto Aysén Ad. (450001)". Sistema de Administración de Datos Climatológicos (in Spanish). Dirección Meteorológica de Chile. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Estadistica Climatologica Tomo III" (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. March 2001. pp. 161–175. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 

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