The best times to visit Durango for ideal weather are
September 24th to October 21st
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
Weather in Durango
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)
Durango 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.
Durango Perceived Temperature (F)
Durango Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Durango (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
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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.