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.



Other Zacatecas Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 59.6 50.4 42.3
Feb 62.7 53.5 45
Mar 66.3 56.2 47
Apr 70.9 60.9 51.2
May 73.3 63.8 54
Jun 72.3 63.2 54.3
Jul 67.9 59.7 52.5
Aug 69.6 60.6 52.7
Sep 66.5 58.4 52
Oct 66.4 57.7 50.2
Nov 63.5 53.8 46.1
Dec 61.2 52.3 44.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.3 10.2 5.7
Feb 17.1 11.9 7.2
Mar 19.1 13.4 8.3
Apr 21.6 16.1 10.7
May 22.9 17.7 12.2
Jun 22.4 17.3 12.4
Jul 19.9 15.4 11.4
Aug 20.9 15.9 11.5
Sep 19.2 14.7 11.1
Oct 19.1 14.3 10.1
Nov 17.5 12.1 7.8
Dec 16.2 11.3 7.2



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Zacatecas (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 27.2 0.3
Feb 3% 0 0.2
Mar 2% 0 0.3
Apr 2% 0 0.2
May 4% 0 0.3
Jun 15% 0 1.9
Jul 23% 0 5
Aug 14% 0 2.2
Sep 19% 0 3.3
Oct 6% 0 0.8
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 2% 0 0.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 69.1 0.8
Feb 3 0 0.5
Mar 2 0 0.8
Apr 2 0 0.5
May 4 0 0.8
Jun 15 0 4.8
Jul 23 0 12.7
Aug 14 0 5.6
Sep 19 0 8.4
Oct 6 0 2
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 2 0 1.3


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 36.3%
Feb 27.1%
Mar 23%
Apr 20%
May 26%
Jun 45.4%
Jul 60.6%
Aug 56.8%
Sep 66.8%
Oct 49.2%
Nov 43.8%
Dec 35.2%


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

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 74.4 in October means 74.4% of the tourists vs. January.



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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