Guadalajara Travel Weather




What's the Weather Like When Traveling to Guadalajara?

Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city located in west central Mexico. It has a metropolitan population of over four million. It has a humid subtropical climate. This indicates a climate with warm winters and hot and wet summers. Guadalajara has dry weather over six months of the year and is situated at over 5000 feet altitude in the Mexican highlands. There are very little direct effects from hurricanes in the eastern Pacific, except for occasionally some clouds and rain.

Guadalajara Rainfall
Guadalajara has a short wet season which coincides with summer. The rest of the year is very dry with less than one half inch of rain per month on average. Several of the months receive less than 1/4" of rainfall. The short but intense wet season begins in June and continues through September or into early October. Rainfall is caused by summer heating over the mountains which builds thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts of six to ten inches occur each month during this time with July being the wettest month with nearly eleven inches.
Guadalajara Temperatures
Guadalajara's temperatures are mild most of the year. The spring is the hottest time of year when there is abundant sunshine. Daily highs reach near 90 degrees. Beacause of an increase in clouds with thundershowers, summertime temperatures are somewhat cooler - in the low 80's on average. Low temperatures are the highest during the summer with an increase in humidity. Readings are usually in the low to mid 70's. Winter is much different where overnight lows are near 50. Record lows are in the upper 20's and 30's from November through May.

Guadalajara Weather Summary
Guadalajara has a very pleasant mild climate tempered by its high altitude. Rain is rare most of the year for the exception of summer, where thundershowers develop on many of the days over the mountains. There is little threat from eastern Pacific hurricanes, although occasionally one can be close enough to produce clouds and rain.

Sunrise / Sunset Times (All times are for the first day of each month)

Guadalajara
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 7:29 7:29 7:12 6:46 7:22 7:11 7:16 7:27 7:37 7:44 6:55 7:13
Sunset 6:24 6:44 6:58 7:08 8:17 8:30 8:38 8:31 8:09 7:41 6:18 6:11

Guadalajara travel weather quick summary
  • Guadalajara travel weather - hottest months: April, May
  • Guadalajara travel weather - coolest months: December, January
  • Guadalajara travel weather - wettest months: June - September
  • Guadalajara travel weather - driest months: February, March, April

Guadalajara
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 77 80 85 89 91 88 82 82 81 82 80 77
Record High 94 91 99 103 102 102 94 93 91 94 98 88
Average Low 50 51 55 59 63 64 62 62 62 59 54 51
Record Low 36 29 37 33 50 37 33 54 37 48 37 31
Days of Rain 2 1 1 1 3 14 21 19 15 6 2 2
Average Rainfall 0.72" 0.21" 0.28" 0.38" 0.77" 6.69" 10.67" 8.58" 6.28" 2.22" 0.57" 0.51"

Climatology courtesy of the Mexico National Weather Service. Back to the Mexico Travel Articles page.

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