The best times to visit San Cristobal de las Casas for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd

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

 

 


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Weather in San Cristobal de las Casas

Temperature

Average temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd 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 San Cristobal de las Casas, the hottest months are May, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 79.7°F (26.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.1°F (10.1°C) at night.

San Cristobal de las Casas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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San Cristobal de las Casas 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.

San Cristobal de las Casas Perceived Temperature (F)

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San Cristobal de las Casas Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average San Cristobal de las Casas 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan70.754.943
Feb73.456.943.4
Mar75.258.644.7
Apr78.662.147.7
May77.763.251.2
Jun75.462.453.3
Jul7662.152.1
Aug76.362.552.6
Sep74.761.853.7
Oct7359.850.7
Nov7156.645.8
Dec70.955.742.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan21.512.76.1
Feb2313.86.3
Mar2414.87.1
Apr25.916.78.7
May25.417.310.7
Jun24.116.911.8
Jul24.416.711.2
Aug24.616.911.4
Sep23.716.612.1
Oct22.815.410.4
Nov21.713.77.7
Dec21.613.25.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in San Cristobal de las Casas are January, February, and then December. 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 late August to early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

When can you find snow in San Cristobal de las Casas? 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 San Cristobal de las Casas.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in San Cristobal de las Casas (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan1%00.2
Feb3%00.5
Mar6%00.8
Apr13%01.6
May19%03.8
Jun40%07.3
Jul29%05.1
Aug33%06.2
Sep37%06.5
Oct22%03.1
Nov6%00.6
Dec3%00.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100.5
Feb301.3
Mar602
Apr1304.1
May1909.7
Jun40018.5
Jul29013
Aug33015.7
Sep37016.5
Oct2207.9
Nov601.5
Dec300.8

 

Humidity and Wind

San Cristobal de las Casas has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (71.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (82.6%).

Wind in San Cristobal de las Casas is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by July and December. March’s average wind speed of around 2.7 knots (3.1 MPH or 5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 6.5 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in San Cristobal de las Casas.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan2.5Barely noticeable5.6Light breeze
Feb2.4Barely noticeable5.5Light breeze
Mar2.7Barely noticeable6.1Light breeze
Apr2.5Barely noticeable5.8Light breeze
May2.5Barely noticeable5.7Light breeze
Jun2.4Barely noticeable5.1Light breeze
Jul2.7Barely noticeable5.6Light breeze
Aug2.3Barely noticeable5.2Light breeze
Sep2.1Barely noticeable4.9Light breeze
Oct2.5Barely noticeable5.5Light breeze
Nov2.6Barely noticeable5.4Light breeze
Dec2.6Barely noticeable5.4Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan76.4%
Feb74.3%
Mar71.9%
Apr71.4%
May74.3%
Jun80.1%
Jul77.1%
Aug78.5%
Sep82.6%
Oct82%
Nov79.7%
Dec77.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to San Cristobal de las Casas?

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 San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico is January, followed by March and February. 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 San Cristobal de las Casas in November. 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 46.4 in November means 46.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall San Cristobal de las Casas Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in San Cristobal de las Casas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 69.7°F (20.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 11 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 somewhat cool this time of year in San Cristobal de las Casas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.5°F (23.6°C) and 69.9°F (21.1°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.

 

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