Chihuahua, where it's located

In Chihuahua, there is a temperate semi-arid climate, mild in winter, but with cold nights, and hot in summer.
The city of Chihuahua is located in northern Mexico, at 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above sea level, and gave its name not only to the Mexican state, but also to the desert of the central plateau of Mexico, which also extends to the United States, and is characterized by cold nights in winter, and some rains, in the form of afternoon thunderstorms, from July to September.
In winter, the air is generally mild during the day, but at night the temperature drops rapidly, and can drop to a few degrees below freezing. Sometimes there may be cold periods lasting a few days, in which the minimum drops down to -7/-8 °C (18/19 °F), and in which it can even snow. Occasionally, there may also be freezing cold snaps. One of the worst occurred in February 2011, when the temperature dropped to -18 °C (-0.5 °F).
In summer, June is generally the hottest month, but in July and August the humidity increases slightly, making the heat a little more muggy. On warmer days, generally in May and sometimes in June, the temperature reaches 39/40 °C (102/104 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 10.1 °C (50 °F), that of the warmest month (June) is of 26.3 °C (79 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Chihuahua - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)2471015191918161162
Max (°C)182124283234323029272218
Min (°F)363945505966666461524336
Max (°F)647075829093908684817264

Precipitation amounts to 385 millimeters (15.2 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 5 mm (0.2 in) in the driest month (February) to 95 mm (3.7 in) in the wettest (July). Here is the average precipitation.
Chihuahua - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)10510152535959065201010385
Prec.(in)0.40.20.40.611.43.73.52.60.80.40.415.2
Days2222471112842258

On average, there are around 2,805 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Chihuahua - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours6789109888866

Chihuahua

Best Time


The best seasons to visit Chihuahua are spring and autumn, to avoid both the winter cold and summer heat, even if they are unstable periods. For example, you can choose the periods from mid-March to mid-April, and from mid-October to mid-November. In winter, it is usually sunny and it is not too cold, but sometimes there can be cold waves.