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.
Culiacan Travel Guide
Weather in Culiacan
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)
Culiacan 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.
Culiacan Perceived Temperature (F)
Culiacan Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Culiacan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Culiacan (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
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.
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||3.3||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|
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
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.