The best times to visit Downtown El Paso for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 27th

or

September 24th 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.

 

 


Other Downtown El Paso Travel Info

Weather in Downtown El Paso

Temperature

Average temperatures in Downtown El Paso vary drastically. 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 46th 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 Downtown El Paso, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 100.8°F (38.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.7°F (22.1°C) at night.

Downtown El Paso Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Downtown El Paso 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.

Downtown El Paso Perceived Temperature (F)

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Downtown El Paso Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Downtown El Paso 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 60.3 45 31.1
Feb 67.4 51.5 36.1
Mar 76 60.1 43.7
Apr 83.2 67.8 51.2
May 89.8 75.3 59.3
Jun 99.9 86.1 70.1
Jul 96.4 83.1 71.6
Aug 96.2 83.1 71.3
Sep 89.9 76.7 64.7
Oct 82.7 67.9 53.2
Nov 70.2 54.8 40.3
Dec 61 46.6 33

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.7 7.2 -0.5
Feb 19.7 10.8 2.3
Mar 24.4 15.6 6.5
Apr 28.4 19.9 10.7
May 32.1 24.1 15.2
Jun 37.7 30.1 21.2
Jul 35.8 28.4 22
Aug 35.7 28.4 21.8
Sep 32.2 24.8 18.2
Oct 28.2 19.9 11.8
Nov 21.2 12.7 4.6
Dec 16.1 8.1 0.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown El Paso are March, April, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Downtown El Paso? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Downtown El Paso is often around around January 15th 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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Downtown El Paso.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Downtown El Paso (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 5% 1.2 0.5
Feb 3% 1.6 0.3
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 3% 0 0.5
Jun 2% 0 0.5
Jul 17% 0 2.4
Aug 11% 0 1.1
Sep 13% 0 2
Oct 3% 0 0.5
Nov 3% 1.5 0.2
Dec 6% 2.3 0.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 3 1.3
Feb 3 4.1 0.8
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 3 0 1.3
Jun 2 0 1.3
Jul 17 0 6.1
Aug 11 0 2.8
Sep 13 0 5.1
Oct 3 0 1.3
Nov 3 3.8 0.5
Dec 6 5.8 1.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Downtown El Paso has no months that would be considered humid, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (10.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (34.3%).

Wind in Downtown El Paso is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.5 MPH or 18.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 21.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Downtown El Paso.

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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 6.3 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 18.3 Significant breeze
Apr 10 Gentle breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
May 9.2 Gentle breeze 19.1 Significant breeze
Jun 7.8 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 17.2 Significant breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Nov 6 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 29.8%
Feb 21%
Mar 14.5%
Apr 10.9%
May 13%
Jun 13.3%
Jul 32.1%
Aug 30.6%
Sep 34.3%
Oct 25.1%
Nov 26.2%
Dec 33.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown El Paso?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Downtown El Paso, TX, US 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 Downtown El Paso 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44 in December means 44% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Downtown El Paso Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.9°F (36.1°C) and 71.3°F (21.8°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 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Downtown El Paso, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 93.4°F (34.1°C) and 64.3°F (17.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Downtown El Paso to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.3°F (21.8°C) and 56.1°F (13.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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