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.

 

 


Other La Paz Travel Info

Weather in La Paz

Temperature

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)

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La Paz 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.

La Paz Perceived Temperature (F)

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La Paz Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 59 47.3 39.7
Feb 59.1 47.2 39.3
Mar 59.2 46.8 37.9
Apr 60 45.7 34
May 59.6 43.3 28.1
Jun 59.2 41.6 24.8
Jul 58 41 24.6
Aug 60.6 42.9 25.7
Sep 61.4 45.2 30.8
Oct 63 47.5 34.6
Nov 64.2 49.2 36.9
Dec 61 48.1 39.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15 8.5 4.3
Feb 15.1 8.4 4.1
Mar 15.1 8.2 3.3
Apr 15.6 7.6 1.1
May 15.3 6.3 -2.2
Jun 15.1 5.3 -4
Jul 14.4 5 -4.1
Aug 15.9 6.1 -3.5
Sep 16.3 7.3 -0.7
Oct 17.2 8.6 1.4
Nov 17.9 9.6 2.7
Dec 16.1 8.9 3.9

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Paz (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 42% 0 4.6
Feb 39% 0 4.4
Mar 28% 0 3.3
Apr 14% 0 1.3
May 4% 0 0.3
Jun 2% 0 0.1
Jul 5% 2.4 0.4
Aug 4% 2.3 1.4
Sep 11% 0 1.4
Oct 14% 1.7 1.6
Nov 18% 0 1.8
Dec 41% 0 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 42 0 11.7
Feb 39 0 11.2
Mar 28 0 8.4
Apr 14 0 3.3
May 4 0 0.8
Jun 2 0 0.3
Jul 5 6.1 1
Aug 4 5.8 3.6
Sep 11 0 3.6
Oct 14 4.3 4.1
Nov 18 0 4.6
Dec 41 0 12.4

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 67.8%
Feb 68.1%
Mar 66%
Apr 56.4%
May 38.9%
Jun 31.6%
Jul 32.5%
Aug 31.7%
Sep 42.2%
Oct 45.2%
Nov 46.6%
Dec 60.9%

 

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

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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 47.9 in July means 47.9% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

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.

 

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