Ciudad Juarez, where it's located

In Ciudad Juárez, there is a desert climate, mild in winter, but with cold nights, and definitely hot in summer.
The city is located in the far north of Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua, at 1,150 meters (3,800 feet) above sea level, and is crossed by the Rio Grande River. Beyond the border with the United States is the twin city of El Paso. We are in the Chihuahuan desert, where some rain can occur from July to September, and sometimes, a particularly intense thunderstorm.
In winter, from late November to February, there can be cold days, with highs below 10 °C (50 °F). Typically, the temperature drops a few degrees below freezing on the coldest nights of winter (-2/-4 °C or 25/28 °F), and sometimes it can even snow. But once every several years, there can be a real wave of polar cold, which lasts a few days. One of the worst was the cold wave of February 2011, when the temperature dropped to -17 °C (1.5 °F).
The wind can raise desert dust, especially in the spring.
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 June and sometimes in July, the temperature reaches 40/42 °C (104/108 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 8.8 °C (48 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 29.1 °C (84 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Ciudad Juarez - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)1471117212221181142
Max (°C)161923273237363532272116
Min (°F)343945526370727064523936
Max (°F)616673819099979590817061

Precipitation amounts to 245 millimeters (9.6 inches) per year: it is therefore scarce. It ranges from 5 mm (0.2 in) in the driest months (March, April) to 50 mm (2 in) in the wettest (August). Here is the average precipitation.
Ciudad Juarez - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)1010551025405040151020245
Prec.(in)0.40.40.20.20.411.621.60.60.40.89.6
Days43223489653453

On average, there are around 3,760 sunshine hours per year. The sun therefore shines very often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Ciudad Juarez - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours89111212131211101098

Ciudad Juárez

Best Time


The best seasons to visit Ciudad Juárez are spring and autumn, to avoid both the winter cold and summer heat, even if they are unstable periods. For example, the months of April and October can be chosen. In winter, it is usually sunny and not too cold, but sometimes there can be cold waves.