The best times to visit Panajachel for ideal weather are

January 1st to December 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Panajachel Travel Info

Weather in Panajachel

Temperature

Average temperatures in Panajachel vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Panajachel, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 93.7°F (34.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.7°F (22.6°C) at night.

Panajachel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Panajachel 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.

Panajachel Perceived Temperature (F)

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Panajachel Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Panajachel 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 91.4 83.3 69.7
Feb 92 83.9 70.7
Mar 92.4 84.6 71.7
Apr 93.1 85.4 73.6
May 91 84.1 74.1
Jun 89 82.8 73.7
Jul 90.1 83.4 73.5
Aug 90.1 83.1 73
Sep 89 82.2 73.1
Oct 88.6 81.9 72.3
Nov 90.1 83.2 71.6
Dec 90.9 83.2 70.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33 28.5 20.9
Feb 33.3 28.8 21.5
Mar 33.6 29.2 22.1
Apr 33.9 29.7 23.1
May 32.8 28.9 23.4
Jun 31.7 28.2 23.2
Jul 32.3 28.6 23.1
Aug 32.3 28.4 22.8
Sep 31.7 27.9 22.8
Oct 31.4 27.7 22.4
Nov 32.3 28.4 22
Dec 32.7 28.4 21.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Panajachel are January, February, and then June. 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 mid October with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Panajachel? 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 Panajachel.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Panajachel (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 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 1% 0 0.2
Apr 3% 0 0.8
May 2% 0 0.2
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 3% 0 2.9
Oct 3% 0 0.3
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 1 0 0.5
Apr 3 0 2
May 2 0 0.5
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 3 0 7.4
Oct 3 0 0.8
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Panajachel has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (47.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (67.1%).

Wind in Panajachel is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Panajachel.

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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 4.8 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 11.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 47.6%
Feb 47.7%
Mar 48.7%
Apr 53.4%
May 62.4%
Jun 66.5%
Jul 63.5%
Aug 64.1%
Sep 67.1%
Oct 66.5%
Nov 57.9%
Dec 51.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Panajachel?

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 Panajachel, 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 Panajachel 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

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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 47.3 in October means 47.3% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Panajachel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.7°F (34.3°C) and 88.3°F (31.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Panajachel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Panajachel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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