Hi - I am planning a 3 month trip to South America beginning mid March to mid June.
I hope to visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru & Ecuador.
Any suggestions on what to expect weather-wise and how that may affect my packing? I am not used to expecting so many climates in one trip! I am used to packing a sarong and swim suit, but I think I may need a wide variety of warm clothing as well as beach wear.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
In March and April the climate will be hot in most of Brazil.
In Southern Brazil it will be warm enough till May. After that the temperatures will go down.
Northeast and North is always hot even during winter.
It is a good time for travelling because it is the end of the high season and the prices tend to lower.
If you are going to be travelling everywhere in these countries then you will need very warm clothes for the south of Argentina and Patagonia, in the mountains in Bolivia I think that it gets well cold too. On the coast of the Pacific it can be extremely hot and humid, and also in the jungles in ecuador. So if you plan your trip and are going to be travelling about then you will need clobber for loads of different situations!
Hope this helps, but I know this is vague, so maybe go into a local book shop pick up lonely planet for about 10 quid, $20 and you'll have all the info you need.