Climate and Weather of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

The climate of Quetzaltenango

According to citypopulationreview, Quetzaltenango is located in southwestern Guatemala. The city is also known by the Mayan name Xelajú. It is the third largest city in Guatemala. The city lies at the foot of the volcano Santa Maria and is the cultural heart of the country. Various jazz bands, blues clubs and other creative expressions can be found in this city. Quetzaltenango has a tropical climate. This climate has an average temperature that does not fall below 18 °C and an average rainfall of 60 mm per month. Most of this rain falls during the wet season (May through October). However, even in the dry period, the humidity is high and there is a regular shower. The vegetation in this climate zone is therefore exuberant.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January 21℃ 10℃ 8 8
February 22℃ 11℃ 8 7
March 23℃ 11℃ 8 7
April 22℃ 11℃ 8 9
May 22℃ 12℃ 7 18
June 22℃ 12℃ 6 25
July 22℃ 12℃ 6 25
August 21℃ 11℃ 7 23
September 21℃ 11℃ 5 25
October 20℃ 11℃ 6 21
November 20℃ 10℃ 7 12
December 20℃ 10℃ 8 9

The weather in Quetzaltenango

Here you will find the weather forecast for Quetzaltenango. View the current weather in Quetzaltenango and the forecast for the coming days, such as temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Quetzaltenango. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Quetzaltenango. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Quetzaltenango? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In the month of January, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 10 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 7 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 23 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 7 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 9 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 18 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 25 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 25 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 23 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 25 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 20 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the entire month there is precipitation for about 21 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in November

In the month of November, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 20 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 10 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Quetzaltenango is around 20 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 10 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 9 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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