The best times to visit Guatemala for ideal weather are
October 29th 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 Travel Guide
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Weather in Guatemala
Average temperatures in Guatemala vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 42nd 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, the hottest months are May, April, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 90°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.9°F (19.4°C) at night.
Guatemala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Guatemala 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 Perceived Temperature (F)
Guatemala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Guatemala 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 are February, January, and then April. 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 mid to late September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.
When can you find snow in Guatemala? 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Guatemala (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 has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (58.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (74.9%).
Wind in Guatemala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 9 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 to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Guatemala.
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||4.3||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||11.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.8||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.5||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.3||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.7||Barely noticeable||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.7||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Guatemala?
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 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 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 Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Guatemala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 80.4°F (26.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 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 Guatemala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 80.6°F (27°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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