The best times to visit La Paz for ideal weather are
April 23rd to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
La Paz Travel Guide
Other La Paz Travel Info
Weather in La Paz
Average temperatures in La Paz vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 17th 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 La Paz, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early November where highs are regularly around 65.6°F (18.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 35.9°F (2.2°C) at night.
La Paz Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
La Paz 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.
La Paz Perceived Temperature (F)
La Paz Perceived Temperature (C)
Average La Paz 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 La Paz are June, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in La Paz? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to early to mid July. The best time to ski (if at all) in La Paz is often around around July 9th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 La Paz.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Paz (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
La Paz has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (31.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (68.1%).
Wind in La Paz is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (8 MPH or 12.8 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 November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in La Paz.
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||6.5||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.3||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|May||5.9||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.5||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.4||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.8||Light breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.9||Light breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to La Paz?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Bolivia; 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 Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in La Paz, Bolivia is January, followed by April and November. 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 La Paz in July. 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 La Paz Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in La Paz, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 65.6°F (18.7°C) and 60.5°F (15.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in La Paz to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.8°F (17.7°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.