The best times to visit Guatemala City for ideal weather are
November 5th to March 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Guatemala City Travel Guide
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Weather in Guatemala City
Average temperatures in Guatemala City vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 81st 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 Guatemala City, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 82.7°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.9°F (16.6°C) at night.
Guatemala City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Guatemala City 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.
Guatemala City Perceived Temperature (F)
Guatemala City Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City are January, December, and then March. 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 August to early September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Guatemala City? 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 Guatemala City.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Guatemala City (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
Guatemala City has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (59% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (78.1%).
Wind in Guatemala City is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 11.6 knots (13.3 MPH or 21.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 19.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Guatemala City.
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||11.6||Significant breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Mar||10.7||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Apr||8.6||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|May||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.3||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7.4||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9||Gentle breeze||15.4||Strong breeze|
|Aug||7.6||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||12.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||8.3||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.4||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Dec||11||Significant breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Guatemala City?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Guatemala; 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 Sep 09, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Guatemala City, Guatemala is February, followed by January and April. 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 Guatemala City in October. 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 Guatemala City Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 77.5°F (25.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Guatemala City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 78.1°F (25.6°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 14 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Guatemala City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 75.2°F (24°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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