The best times to visit Chichicastenango for ideal weather are

October 22nd to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Chichicastenango Travel Info

Weather in Chichicastenango


Average temperatures in Chichicastenango vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 72nd 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 Chichicastenango, the hottest months are April, May, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.6°F (11.4°C) at night.

Chichicastenango Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Chichicastenango Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Chichicastenango Perceived Temperature (F)


Chichicastenango Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Chichicastenango 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.6 59.7 44.7
Feb 80.2 62 45.4
Mar 82.3 63.8 47.1
Apr 84.2 66.7 51.5
May 81.1 66.5 55.3
Jun 78.2 65.2 56.8
Jul 77.5 64.9 55.3
Aug 78.8 65.3 55.2
Sep 77.8 64.7 57.1
Oct 76.7 63.6 55.2
Nov 75.3 61 50.2
Dec 76.5 59.6 45.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.8 15.4 7.1
Feb 26.8 16.7 7.4
Mar 27.9 17.7 8.4
Apr 29 19.3 10.8
May 27.3 19.2 12.9
Jun 25.7 18.4 13.8
Jul 25.3 18.3 12.9
Aug 26 18.5 12.9
Sep 25.4 18.2 13.9
Oct 24.8 17.6 12.9
Nov 24.1 16.1 10.1
Dec 24.7 15.3 7.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chichicastenango are December, January, and then February. 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 late August to early September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

When can you find snow in Chichicastenango? 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 Chichicastenango.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chichicastenango (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 2% 0 0.1
Mar 4% 0 0.7
Apr 13% 0 2
May 26% 0 4.4
Jun 39% 0 6.2
Jul 26% 0 3.4
Aug 33% 0 6.2
Sep 46% 0 9.1
Oct 29% 0 5.4
Nov 8% 0 1.3
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 2 0 0.3
Mar 4 0 1.8
Apr 13 0 5.1
May 26 0 11.2
Jun 39 0 15.7
Jul 26 0 8.6
Aug 33 0 15.7
Sep 46 0 23.1
Oct 29 0 13.7
Nov 8 0 3.3
Dec 1 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Chichicastenango has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (45.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (72.9%).

Wind in Chichicastenango is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by July and February. March’s average wind speed of around 3.4 knots (3.9 MPH or 6.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chichicastenango.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.9 Barely noticeable 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 3.2 Barely noticeable 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 13.1 Significant breeze
Apr 2.6 Barely noticeable 11.7 Significant breeze
May 1.8 Barely noticeable 9.9 Significant breeze
Jun 2.1 Barely noticeable 10 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.4 Barely noticeable 12.4 Significant breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 11 Significant breeze
Sep 1.8 Barely noticeable 9.6 Significant breeze
Oct 1.4 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 1.7 Barely noticeable 9 Significant breeze
Dec 2.3 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.4%
Feb 48.2%
Mar 45.3%
Apr 48.6%
May 60.1%
Jun 69.5%
Jul 65.1%
Aug 65.5%
Sep 72.9%
Oct 71.4%
Nov 65.3%
Dec 57.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Chichicastenango?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Guatemala; 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 Nov 27, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Chichicastenango, Guatemala is February, followed by January and April. 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 Chichicastenango in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.3 in October means 47.3% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Chichicastenango Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 most precipitation with 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Chichicastenango, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.9°F (25.5°C) and 74.9°F (23.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Chichicastenango to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82°F (27.8°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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