The best times to visit Chihuahua for ideal weather are
February 19th to May 20th
September 17th to November 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Chihuahua Travel Guide
Weather in Chihuahua
Average temperatures in Chihuahua vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Chihuahua, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 97.7°F (36.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.7°F (20.4°C) at night.
Chihuahua Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Chihuahua 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.
Chihuahua Perceived Temperature (F)
Chihuahua Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Chihuahua 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 Chihuahua are April, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Chihuahua? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Chihuahua is often around around February 5th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chihuahua.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chihuahua (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
Chihuahua has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (14.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (49.5%).
Wind in Chihuahua is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and February. April’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chihuahua.
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||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.7||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.6||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.3||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||5||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.4||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.3||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Chihuahua?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 19, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Chihuahua, Mexico is June, followed by May and January. 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 Chihuahua in December. 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 Chihuahua Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.9°F (35.5°C) and 75.4°F (24.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Chihuahua, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 68.8°F (20.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 too cold this time of year in Chihuahua to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.4°F (25.2°C) and 63.9°F (17.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.