Climate and monthly weather forecast
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala


The climate of Antigua Guatemala

Nestled in the mountains of Guatemala, the city of Antigua Guatemala experiences a Temperate highland tropical climate with dry winters, as indicated by the Köppen climate classification, Cwb. Monthly climate parameters indicate specific patterns and fluctuations throughout the year.

Across the year, temperatures in Antigua Guatemala show modest variation. The highest averages register from 23.5°C to 25°C in the summer months, and the lowest, from 10.8°C to 15.3°C, correspond to winter through early summer. The year is seemingly warm, with temperatures maintaining a pleasing warmth.

Visualization of rainfall data points out a clear wet-dry pattern. Months from December to March are comparatively dry, with an average rainfall not exceeding 4mm. On the contrary, a high precipitation period is recorded from May to October, the wettest month being June, with a downpour accounting for 231mm.

Daylight hours exhibit modest fluctuation, maxing out at 13 hours per day in June and dipping to nearly 11.3 hours in December. Additionally, the UV Index needs special attention with the highest of 12 from February to September, significantly high enough to promote the use of sun protection measures.

The best time to visit Antigua Guatemala

Stationed on favorable climatic conditions, the prime time to visit Antigua Guatemala can be identified as the period of December to March. During this time, the city experiences the least amount of rainfall averaging from only 1mm to 4mm and a moderate temperature range from 22.3°C to 24.7°C. Plus, daylight hours stretch for more than 11 hours, and the UV index moderates to a value below 12, signifying a more welcoming climate for visitors.

The worst time to visit Antigua Guatemala

While Antigua Guatemala is a year-round destination, visiting during the period from May to October might present a few challenges. This period marks the city's rainiest months with rainfall spiking to 231mm in June. These months also experience comparatively higher minimum temperatures, reaching up to 15.3°C. Despite an extended daylight period of approximately 13 hours, the UV index peaks at 12, indicating a need for preventive measures against possible sun exposure.

Spring weather in Antigua Guatemala

Spring, extending from March to May, introduces a period of increasing rainfall in Antigua Guatemala. The monthly rainfall starts from a meager 4mm in March, jumps to 25mm in April, and recording a significant hike to 118mm in May. Correspondingly, temperature ranges slightly elevate during this season with an average minimum of 11.9°C in March, escalating to a maximum of 25°C by May. Daylight hours also note an increase, hitting the year's maximum average of 12.8 hours per day in May.

Summer weather in Antigua Guatemala

Summer in Antigua Guatemala spans from June to August. This season marks the peak of rainfall, especially in June when an average of 231mm precipitation is recorded. Though the rainfall does reduce to 170mm in July and 141mm in August, the rainfall remains substantial. Regular temperatures throughout the summer situate between 23.5°C and 25°C, making the days warm amidst the wet spell. Despite being the rainiest months, summer caters to most extended daylight hours, averaging around 13 hours per day.

Autumn weather in Antigua Guatemala

Transitioning into the autumn months of September to November, Antigua Guatemala experiences a gradual decline in rainfall. Average rainfall drops from a high 220mm in September to a much lesser 16mm by November, signaling the end of the wet period. Concurrently, daytime temperatures maintain around 23°C, presenting warm and pleasant conditions. Daylight hours also start to decline, shortening from 12.2 hours in September to 11.5 hours in November.

Winter weather in Antigua Guatemala

Winter ushers in Antigua Guatemala with a continuation of the reducing rainfall from the previous autumn season. Starting from a mere 16mm in November, precipitation decreases to 1mm by January, branding these months as the driest. Winter also witnesses the year's coolest temperatures ranging from 10.8°C in January and gradually increasing to 11.9°C in March. Despite the decreased rainfall, winter presents shorter daylight hours, averaging around 11.4 hours a day.

Weather in January

The climate transition from December to January in Antigua Guatemala is almost imperceptible with mild alterations in weather conditions. January ushers in the year with an aggregated rainfall of 1mm, making it the driest month on the calendar. Weather in January »

Weather in February

With the onset of February, the weather in Antigua Guatemala sees a slight uptick in the volume of rainfall, although the rise does not bring significant fluctuations in weather patterns. A slight increase in daily sunshine hours indicates the growing dry period dominating the climatic conditions. Weather in February »

Weather in March

The scenario of an evolving weather ecosystem becomes more apparent in March. There is a gradual increment in the rainfall quantity and intensity which is paired with longer daylight hours, resulting in warmer temperatures on average. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April brings the most considerable shift in Antigua Guatemala's weather system, with the rainfall level shooting up to 25mm. The leap from March's fairly manageable levels indicates the beginning of the rainy season. The length of daylight remains relatively constant, with average sunlit hours stabilizing to facilitate routines. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May accounts for the significant intensification of the wet season in Antigua Guatemala, with the highest rainfall of the year at 118mm. The weather gets increasingly humid and the showers become more frequent and heavy. While the rainfall is substantial, the temperature variance from April is nominal, preserving the same level of warmth. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June continues the trend of substantial rainfall in Antigua Guatemala, though fostering a slight decrease in comparison to May. The balance between daylight and sunshine hours shifts a bit, with sunshine slightly reducing allowing for some cloud cover. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July in Antigua Guatemala sees the rainfall drop to 170mm, marking a downward turn in the rainy season. With steady sunshine hours and the longest daylight period of the year, the environment strikes a perfect harmony between warm and wet. Weather in July »

Weather in August

The weather in Antigua Guatemala during the month of August continues the July pattern, with slightly diminished rainfall and consistent temperature range. The daylight hours follow a decreasing trend from July, signifying an impending change in the season. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September is characterized by another surge in rainfall in Antigua Guatemala, with quantities touching 220mm, marking the highest recorded for the latter part of the year. There is a marginal decrease in temperatures that barely impacts the warmth of the city environment. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October witnesses a declining trend in rainfall parameters in Antigua Guatemala, dropping to 131mm. The daily weather fosters a soothing environment, blending a moderate temperature range with decreasing daylight hours. The change in sunlight duration brings a refreshing change to local residents, and the UV index remains high. Weather in October »

Weather in November

The climate in Antigua Guatemala shifts notably in November as the rainfall decreases substantially to 16mm, marking the conclusion of the rainy season. There is also a perceptible change in temperature, subtly hinting at the onset of the dry season. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December in Antigua Guatemala commemorates the official end of the wet season with a paltry 5mm of rainfall, making it an enticing period for travelers and tourists. The temperature cooperatively dips down to its lowest levels of the year, contributing to a comfortably cool climate. Weather in December »


What is the driest month in Antigua Guatemala?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 1mm of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Antigua Guatemala?

In Antigua Guatemala, during the entire year, the rain falls for 190 days and collects up to 1065mm of precipitation.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Antigua Guatemala?

The months with the most sunshine in Antigua Guatemala are January through May and December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

When is the highest UV index in Antigua Guatemala?

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

What is the hottest time of year in Antigua Guatemala?

In Antigua Guatemala, the average highest temperatures are observed in April, with a high of 25°C and a low of 13.3°C.

What is the wettest month in Antigua Guatemala?

June is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 26 days and accumulates 231mm of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Antigua Guatemala?

June has the longest days of the year in Antigua Guatemala, with an average of 13h and 0min of daylight.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Antigua Guatemala?

September and October, with an average of 6h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

What are the coldest months in Antigua Guatemala?

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, experiences its lowest temperatures in December, with an average peak of 22.3°C and a low of 11.3°C.

What is the month with the shortest days in Antigua Guatemala?

December has the shortest days of the year in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, with an average of 11h and 18min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Antigua Guatemala?

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). CST timezone is used throughout the entire year.

When is the lowest UV index in Antigua Guatemala?

The month with the lowest UV index is December, with an average maximum UV index of 9.

Average temperature
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Average temperature - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (25°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (22.3°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (15.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.8°C).


Average rainfall
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Average rainfall - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (231mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1mm).


Average rainfall days
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Average rainfall days - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The months with the highest number of rainy days are June and September (26 days).
The months with the least rainy days are February and March (6 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 18min).

The months with the most sunshine are January, February, March, April, May and December (Average sunshine: 8h).
The months with the least sunshine are September and October (Average sunshine: 6h).


Average UV index
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Average UV index - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).


Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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