The best times to visit Mazatlan for ideal weather are
November 26th to April 22nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mazatlan Travel Guide
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Weather in Mazatlan
Average temperatures in Mazatlan vary somewhat. 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 45th 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 Mazatlan, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 94.3°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.8°F (24.9°C) at night.
Mazatlan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mazatlan 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.
Mazatlan Perceived Temperature (F)
Mazatlan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mazatlan 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 Mazatlan are May, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Mazatlan? 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 Mazatlan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mazatlan (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
Mazatlan has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (66% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (74.1%).
Wind in Mazatlan is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.2 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 9.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mazatlan.
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||Light breeze||6.7||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.1||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.4||Light breeze||7.6||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.4||Light breeze||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||7.2||Light breeze|
|Jun||4.5||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||8.1||Light breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||7.9||Light breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||6.9||Light breeze|
|Dec||4.3||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mazatlan?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Mexico; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Mazatlan, Mexico is January, followed by February and March. 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 Mazatlan in May. 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 Mazatlan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 80°F (26.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 3 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mazatlan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Mazatlan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 79.8°F (26.6°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.