The best times to visit Western Highlands for ideal weather are
October 22nd to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Western Highlands Travel Guide
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Weather in Western Highlands
Average temperatures in Western Highlands vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 72nd 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 Western Highlands, the hottest months are April, May, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.6°F (11.4°C) at night.
Western Highlands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Western Highlands 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.
Western Highlands Perceived Temperature (F)
Western Highlands Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Western Highlands 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 Western Highlands are December, January, and then February. 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Western Highlands? 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 Western Highlands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Western Highlands (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
Western Highlands has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (45.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (72.9%).
Wind in Western Highlands is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by July and February. March’s average wind speed of around 3.4 knots (3.9 MPH or 6.3 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 mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Western Highlands.
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||2.9||Barely noticeable||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||3.2||Barely noticeable||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.4||Barely noticeable||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||2.6||Barely noticeable||11.7||Significant breeze|
|May||1.8||Barely noticeable||9.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||2.1||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.4||Barely noticeable||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||2.7||Barely noticeable||11||Significant breeze|
|Sep||1.8||Barely noticeable||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||1.4||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||1.7||Barely noticeable||9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||2.3||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Western Highlands?
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 Western Highlands, 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 Western Highlands 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
Overall Western Highlands Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 78.5°F (25.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Western Highlands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 77.9°F (25.5°C) and 74.9°F (23.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 14 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 Western Highlands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82°F (27.8°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°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.