The best times to visit Durango for ideal weather are

February 19th to May 20th

or

September 24th to November 25th

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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Weather in Durango

Temperature

Average temperatures in Durango vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Durango, the hottest months are June, May, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 95.5°F (35.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58°F (14.4°C) at night.

Durango Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Durango 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.

Durango Perceived Temperature (F)

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Durango Perceived Temperature (C)

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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 73.8 54.7 36.7
Feb 78.1 58.9 39.4
Mar 82.2 63.1 43.5
Apr 88.6 69.7 49.3
May 91.8 73.5 54.5
Jun 93.1 75.1 59
Jul 87.1 70.6 58.3
Aug 86.9 70.7 57.6
Sep 83.7 68.1 56.3
Oct 83.1 65.5 49.4
Nov 78.2 59.4 41.9
Dec 75.5 55.8 37.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 23.2 12.6 2.6
Feb 25.6 14.9 4.1
Mar 27.9 17.3 6.4
Apr 31.4 20.9 9.6
May 33.2 23.1 12.5
Jun 33.9 23.9 15
Jul 30.6 21.4 14.6
Aug 30.5 21.5 14.2
Sep 28.7 20.1 13.5
Oct 28.4 18.6 9.7
Nov 25.7 15.2 5.5
Dec 24.2 13.2 2.9


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Durango are April, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2 days of 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Durango (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 1% 0 0.7
Feb 2% 0 0.4
Mar 2% 0 0.2
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 2% 0 0.2
Jun 11% 0 1.3
Jul 30% 0 4.2
Aug 24% 0 3.2
Sep 23% 0 3.1
Oct 7% 0 1.5
Nov 2% 0 0.4
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 1.8
Feb 2 0 1
Mar 2 0 0.5
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 2 0 0.5
Jun 11 0 3.3
Jul 30 0 10.7
Aug 24 0 8.1
Sep 23 0 7.9
Oct 7 0 3.8
Nov 2 0 1
Dec 1 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Durango has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (18.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (57%).

Wind in Durango is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.4 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 8.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Jul 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.6 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Sep 2.2 Barely noticeable 4.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.6 Light breeze
Nov 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.6 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 34.3%
Feb 25.9%
Mar 22.3%
Apr 18.7%
May 21.6%
Jun 34.3%
Jul 51.7%
Aug 50.3%
Sep 57%
Oct 43.3%
Nov 39.8%
Dec 33.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Durango?

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 Durango, 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 Durango 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.6 in May means 45.6% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Durango Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.3°F (35.2°C) and 79.7°F (26.5°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 3 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Durango, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 7 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Durango to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.5°F (28.1°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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