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The best time to visit the Falklands is between October and April, although within this timeframe November to February is likely to be more agreeable weather-wise. The abundant wildlife, including penguins, seals, sea lions and albatross, will always be there to observe, but there is more chance of warmer weather in the southern hemisphere’s summer months. Expect windy conditions at any time of year, and you will always need a waterproof.

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Having been to the islands in both November and March, I can say that I think any time of year in the southern hemisphere is amazing in the Falklands. The king penguin colony at Volunteer Point is busy and raucous all through these months, and the comical furry penguin chicks seem to be in residence all the time. Always take sun cream and waterproofs at whatever time of year you travel.

Nick, Latin America Specialist

Falkland Islands Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Stanley 13°C 73mm 13°C 52mm 12°C 53mm 9°C 53mm 7°C 55mm 5°C 50mm 5°C 46mm 6°C 44mm 7°C 37mm 9°C 38mm 11°C 43mm 12°C 64mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in the Falkland Islands

Elephant Seals, Sea Lion Island

Visiting the Falkland Islands in May - September

Winter time in the Falklands, bringing plenty of rain and wind. Unless you have a specific reason for needing to travel to the islands at this time of year, we do not recommend it for your holiday.

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Trip ideas and travel guides to exploring the Falkland Islands

Trip ideas for exploring the Falkland Islands