The best times to visit Culiacán for ideal weather are

December 3rd to March 11th

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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Culiacán Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Culiacán


    Average temperatures in Culiacán vary little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the bottom 5 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Culiacán, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 99.1°F (37.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.

    Culiacán Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Culiacán 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.

    Culiacán Perceived Temperature (F)


    Culiacán Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Culiacán 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

    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 Culiacán.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 1.4 0 0
    Feb 2.9 0 0.01
    Mar 1.4 0 0
    Apr 0 0 0
    May 0 0 0
    Jun 2.9 0 0
    Jul 20 0 0.07
    Aug 30 0 0.16
    Sep 18.6 0 0.1
    Oct 5.7 0 0.03
    Nov 1.4 0 0.01
    Dec 1.4 0 0

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 1.4 0 0
    Feb 2.9 0 0.03
    Mar 1.4 0 0
    Apr 0 0 0
    May 0 0 0
    Jun 2.9 0 0
    Jul 20 0 0.18
    Aug 30 0 0.41
    Sep 18.6 0 0.25
    Oct 5.7 0 0.08
    Nov 1.4 0 0.03
    Dec 1.4 0 0


    Humidity and Wind

    Culiacán has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is May (43.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (67.9%).

    Wind in Culiacán is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by May and July. June’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 KPH) is considered “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 Culiacán.

    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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.3 light air 10.8 a gentle breeze
    Feb 3.7 light air 11.6 a moderate breeze
    Mar 4 a light breeze 12.7 a gentle breeze
    Apr 4.2 a light breeze 13 a moderate breeze
    May 4.5 a light breeze 13.4 a gentle breeze
    Jun 5 a light breeze 12.6 a moderate breeze
    Jul 4.4 a light breeze 12.5 a gentle breeze
    Aug 3.6 light air 11.8 a moderate breeze
    Sep 3.4 light air 11.7 a gentle breeze
    Oct 3.7 light air 12 a moderate breeze
    Nov 3.3 light air 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Dec 3.1 light air 10.3 a 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 Culiacán?

    As of 5/19/2017 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.

    Overall Culiacán 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. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Culiacán, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as 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 warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Culiacán to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87°F (30.6°C) and 82.1°F (27.8°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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