The best times to visit Culiacan for ideal weather are

November 19th to March 25th

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

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Weather in Culiacan

Temperature

Average temperatures in Culiacan vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Culiacan, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 99.1°F (37.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.4°F (25.2°C) at night.

Culiacan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Culiacan Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Culiacan Perceived Temperature (F)

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Culiacan Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Culiacan 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 83.7 69.5 53
Feb 85.2 70.4 52.6
Mar 89 74 54.8
Apr 91.8 78 58.8
May 96.5 83.5 65.3
Jun 97.5 87.7 75.4
Jul 98.1 87.7 76.7
Aug 97.3 87.1 76.6
Sep 96.4 86.4 76.4
Oct 96.6 84.5 71.2
Nov 91.8 78.1 62.1
Dec 84.2 70.7 54.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.7 20.8 11.7
Feb 29.6 21.3 11.4
Mar 31.7 23.3 12.7
Apr 33.2 25.6 14.9
May 35.8 28.6 18.5
Jun 36.4 30.9 24.1
Jul 36.7 30.9 24.8
Aug 36.3 30.6 24.8
Sep 35.8 30.2 24.7
Oct 35.9 29.2 21.8
Nov 33.2 25.6 16.7
Dec 29 21.5 12.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Culiacan are April, May, and then March. 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 to late August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Culiacan? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Culiacan.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0.1
Feb 2% 0 0.3
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 12% 0 2.1
Aug 24% 0 5
Sep 14% 0 3
Oct 5% 0 0.8
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0.3
Feb 2 0 0.8
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 12 0 5.3
Aug 24 0 12.7
Sep 14 0 7.6
Oct 5 0 2
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 1 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Culiacan has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (43.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (67.9%).

Wind in Culiacan is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and July. June’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.2 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 mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 12.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 13.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 12.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.6 Barely noticeable 11.8 Significant breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 11.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 12 Significant breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.1 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.2%
Feb 52.1%
Mar 49%
Apr 46.4%
May 43.8%
Jun 52.1%
Jul 58.8%
Aug 65.2%
Sep 67.9%
Oct 58.1%
Nov 53.9%
Dec 56.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Culiacan?

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 Culiacan, Mexico is January, followed by February and March. 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 Culiacan in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 45.6 in May means 45.6% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Culiacan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 98.1°F (36.7°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Culiacan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 97.5°F (36.4°C) and 88.4°F (31.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 perfect this time of year in Culiacan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 82.1°F (27.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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