The best times to visit Chapala for ideal weather are
June 18th to November 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Chapala Travel Guide
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Weather in Chapala
Average temperatures in Chapala vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 83rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Chapala, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 89.6°F (32°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.3°F (15.7°C) at night.
Chapala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Chapala Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Chapala Perceived Temperature (F)
Chapala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Chapala Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chapala are February, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Chapala? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chapala.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chapala (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Chapala has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (19.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (64.1%).
Wind in Chapala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chapala.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.6||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.3||Barely noticeable||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.1||Light breeze||14||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5||Light breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.1||Light breeze||16.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.2||Barely noticeable||12.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.1||Barely noticeable||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||2.9||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.7||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.4||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.3||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Chapala?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Mexico; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Chapala, Mexico is April, followed by January and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Chapala in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Chapala Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.6°F (32°C) and 80.5°F (26.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Chapala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 80.6°F (27°C) and 76.9°F (24.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Chapala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.5°F (28.6°C) and 73.7°F (23.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.