The best times to visit El Salvador for ideal weather are
November 12th to April 15th
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 El Salvador
Average temperatures in El Salvador vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 El Salvador, the hottest months are April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 94.2°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.7°F (22.6°C) at night.
El Salvador Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
El Salvador 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.
El Salvador Perceived Temperature (F)
El Salvador Perceived Temperature (C)
Average El Salvador 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 El Salvador are December, January, and then February. 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 late September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.
When can you find snow in El Salvador? 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 El Salvador.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in El Salvador (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
El Salvador has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (44.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (74.8%).
Wind in El Salvador is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 13 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in El Salvador.
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||5.6||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.7||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||12.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.7||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.6||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to El Salvador?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for El Salvador; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in El Salvador is July, followed by February and August. 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 El Salvador 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
Overall El Salvador Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 94.2°F (34.6°C) and 88.6°F (31.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 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 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in El Salvador, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 9 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 perfect this time of year in El Salvador to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 90.2°F (32.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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