The best times to visit Durango for ideal weather are

September 24th to October 21st

or

April 16th to April 29th

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

 


Durango Travel Guide

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

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Durango vary very little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 26 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 Durango, the hottest months are June, May, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 70.2°F (21.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 43.7°F (6.5°C) at night.

    Durango Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Durango Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Durango Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Durango Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Durango 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 72.2 54.7 35.9
    Feb 76.6 58.9 38.3
    Mar 80.3 63.3 42.5
    Apr 86.3 69.5 48.2
    May 89.3 73.5 53.8
    Jun 90.2 75.1 58.9
    Jul 84.4 70.4 58.5
    Aug 84.4 70.5 57.8
    Sep 81.3 68.2 56.4
    Oct 81.3 65.6 48.8
    Nov 76.4 59.6 41
    Dec 73.8 55.8 36.2

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 22.3 12.6 2.2
    Feb 24.8 14.9 3.5
    Mar 26.8 17.4 5.8
    Apr 30.2 20.8 9
    May 31.8 23.1 12.1
    Jun 32.3 23.9 14.9
    Jul 29.1 21.3 14.7
    Aug 29.1 21.4 14.3
    Sep 27.4 20.1 13.6
    Oct 27.4 18.7 9.3
    Nov 24.7 15.3 5
    Dec 23.2 13.2 2.3

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Durango are July, August, and then September. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2.1 days with significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

    When can you find snow in Durango? 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.

    Chance of Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    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 0.01
    Feb 2.9 0 0.01
    Mar 1.4 0 0
    Apr 1.4 0 0
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 12.9 0 0.02
    Jul 27.1 0 0.07
    Aug 22.9 0 0.05
    Sep 21.4 0 0.06
    Oct 7.1 0 0.03
    Nov 2.9 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 0.03
    Feb 2.9 0 0.03
    Mar 1.4 0 0
    Apr 1.4 0 0
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 12.9 0 0.05
    Jul 27.1 0 0.18
    Aug 22.9 0 0.13
    Sep 21.4 0 0.15
    Oct 7.1 0 0.08
    Nov 2.9 0 0.03
    Dec 1.4 0 0

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Durango has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (16.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (55.7%).

    Wind in Durango is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.7 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 early-to-mid-April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    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 4 a light breeze 10.6 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5 a light breeze 11.8 a moderate breeze
    Mar 5.3 a light breeze 12 a gentle breeze
    Apr 5.8 a light breeze 12.8 a moderate breeze
    May 5 a light breeze 11.3 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.1 a light breeze 10.1 a gentle breeze
    Jul 3.3 light air 9.1 a gentle breeze
    Aug 3.3 light air 8.9 a gentle breeze
    Sep 2.9 light air 7.7 a gentle breeze
    Oct 3 light air 7.4 a gentle breeze
    Nov 3.5 light air 8.3 a gentle breeze
    Dec 4.2 a light breeze 10 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 31.4
    Feb 23.7
    Mar 19.8
    Apr 16.8
    May 19.9
    Jun 33.4
    Jul 52.2
    Aug 50.3
    Sep 55.7
    Oct 41.3
    Nov 36.7
    Dec 30.3

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Durango?

    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 Durango Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 70°F (21.1°C) and 58.9°F (14.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with roughly 0 days of precipitation per month. 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Durango, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 62.9°F (17.2°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is somewhat cold this time of year in Durango to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.