The best times to visit Xalapa for ideal weather are
October 22nd to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Xalapa Travel Guide
Other Xalapa Travel Info
Weather in Xalapa
Average temperatures in Xalapa vary 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 Xalapa, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.5°F (15.3°C) at night.
Xalapa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Xalapa 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.
Xalapa Perceived Temperature (F)
Xalapa Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Xalapa 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 Xalapa are December, March, 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 mid March. For example, on the week of March 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in Xalapa? 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 Xalapa.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Xalapa (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
Xalapa has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (65.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (82.4%).
Wind in Xalapa is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and April. October’s average wind speed of around 1.9 knots (2.1 MPH or 3.4 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 February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 3.1 knots, which is considered light air.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Xalapa.
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||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|Feb||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.8||Barely noticeable||2.7||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.8||Barely noticeable||2.7||Barely noticeable|
|May||1.8||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|Sep||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.5||Barely noticeable|
|Oct||1.9||Barely noticeable||2.6||Barely noticeable|
|Nov||1.8||Barely noticeable||2.5||Barely noticeable|
|Dec||1.7||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Xalapa?
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 Xalapa, Mexico is February, followed by January 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 Xalapa in December. 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 Xalapa Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 75.9°F (24.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Xalapa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 71.3°F (21.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 12 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Xalapa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 69.5°F (20.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.