The best times to visit Zacatecas for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 17th
September 3rd to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Zacatecas Travel Guide
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Weather in Zacatecas
Average temperatures in Zacatecas vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 64th 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 Zacatecas, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 74.7°F (23.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.8°F (13.2°C) at night.
Zacatecas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Zacatecas 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.
Zacatecas Perceived Temperature (F)
Zacatecas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Zacatecas 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 Zacatecas are March, November, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Zacatecas? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Zacatecas is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Zacatecas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Zacatecas (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
Zacatecas has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (20% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.8%).
Wind in Zacatecas is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 14.8 knots (17 MPH or 27.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 22.9 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Zacatecas.
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||13.4||Significant breeze||20.2||Strong breeze|
|Feb||14.8||Significant breeze||21.8||Strong breeze|
|Mar||13.5||Significant breeze||20.3||Strong breeze|
|Apr||13.4||Significant breeze||19.8||Strong breeze|
|May||11.6||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Jun||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.3||Gentle breeze||15||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9.2||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.2||Gentle breeze||14.4||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.7||Gentle breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Dec||12.9||Significant breeze||19.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Zacatecas?
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 Zacatecas, Mexico is January, followed by June and July. 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 Zacatecas 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 Zacatecas Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.5°F (23.6°C) and 64.1°F (17.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
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 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Zacatecas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 67.2°F (19.6°C) and 61.5°F (16.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 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 too cold this time of year in Zacatecas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.8°F (19.3°C) and 58°F (14.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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