Climate and monthly weather forecast
Cobán, Guatemala


The climate of Cobán

Cobán, nestled in Guatemala's central highlands, experiences a Temperate Highland Tropical Climate with dry winters, as classified by Köppen climate classification (Cwb). With this predominating climate, temperature fluctuations are smaller compared to other climates but distinct nonetheless.

Throughout the year, the city experiences a relatively moderate range of temperature fluctuations. High temperatures range from 21.2°C (70.2°F) to 27.8°C (82°F), while low temperatures fall between 12.5°C (54.5°F) and 17.6°C (63.7°F). Humidity in Cobán is generally high, hovering at around 86% to 91%.

As for rainfall, Cobán undergoes considerable variations in the amount of rainfall over the course of the year. Monthly rainfall peaks from May to September, with the heaviest rains in June, accumulating up to 377mm (14.84") of rainfall. The dry period runs from February through April, where rainfall ranges from 71mm (2.8") to 143mm (5.63") in a month.

The city doesn't receive abundant sunshine throughout the year. The duration of daylight hours stays fairly constant, fluctuating between 11.3 hours to 13 hours. These values indicate a fairly stable pattern in terms of daylight and sunshine duration throughout the year.

The best time to visit Cobán

Travelers and tourists are advised to visit Cobán in April. This month provides relatively dry conditions, with a moderate rainfall of 143mm (5.63") and receives the longest duration of sunshine, accumulating up to 10.2 h per day. Just before the onset of frequent rains, the climate is pleasant with less cloud cover, promising picturesque views and enjoyable sightseeing. Additionally, the temperature during this period, with a high of 27.8°C (82°F) and a low of 16.5°C (61.7°F), is perfect for outdoor exploration.

The worst time to visit Cobán

The period from May to September is considered less favorable for visiting Cobán. These months are characterized by the heaviest precipitation, with rainfall reaching up to 377mm (14.84") in June alone. Despite the rain, relative humidity is also at its peak, leading to muggy and uncomfortable weather conditions.

Spring weather in Cobán

March, April, and May in Cobán are spring months that exhibit changes in the weather pattern. March and April are some of the driest months, with rainfall volumes under 143mm (5.63") and relative humidity falling to a low of 76%. May, however, signals the commencement of the wet season, with rainfall over doubling to 324mm (12.76"). Temperatures steadily rise, with highs ranging from 25.2°C (77.4°F) in March and peaking at 27.8°C (82°F) in April before registering a slight dip to 26.8°C (80.2°F) in May.

Summer weather in Cobán

Summer in Cobán, from June to August, is marked by the city's heaviest rainfall and highest humidity. Rainfall tops at 377mm (14.84") in June before slightly decreasing to 274mm (10.79") in August. Despite the reduction, there is still a significant amount of rainy days, which ranges from 28.2 days to 28.7 days. Along with high humidity, it makes the summer months quite challenging to navigate, especially for outdoor activities.

Autumn weather in Cobán

The months of September, October, and November constitute autumn in Cobán, characterized by a gradual transition from wet to comparatively drier conditions. Rainfall slowly decreases from 345mm (13.58") in September to 128mm (5.04") in November. Temperatures remain stable, with highs ranging between 25.3°C (77.5°F) to 23.5°C (74.3°F), and humidity levels showing little fluctuation.

Winter weather in Cobán

Winter in Cobán, from December to February, features relatively stable weather conditions. Rainfall drops significantly, with December and January each reporting under 100mm (3.94") of rain. Temperature readings remain moderate, with highs varying from 21.2°C (70.2°F) in December to 23.3°C (73.9°F) in February, and lows settling from 12.5°C (54.5°F) to 13.1°C (55.6°F). Additionally, daylight duration slightly increases, promising marginally longer days during this period.

Weather in January

The year begins in Cobán, Guatemala, with a pleasant climate. Amidst generally gentle wind speeds from 4.8km/h (3mph) to 5.8km/h (3.6mph), January experiences an average rainfall of 90mm (3.54") throughout the month, indicating an umbrella may come in handy. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February marks a gradual shift in Cobán's weather dynamics. Slightly sunnier days with UV indices of 5 come in February, and temperatures hover between 13.1°C (55.6°F) to 23.3°C (73.9°F). It is a period wherein the city experiences less rainfall compared to January. Weather in February »

Weather in March

The weather continues on a warming trend in March. Temperatures range from 13.7°C (56.7°F) to 25.2°C (77.4°F), and there is a subtle rise in both daylight hours, from 12.1 hours to 12.5 hours, and relative humidity, 81% to 76%. Weather in March »

Weather in April

While retaining the warmth from March, April draws attention for its higher levels of precipitation. With an average monthly rainfall increasing sharply to 143mm (5.63"), April marks the beginning of the wet season in Cobán. Despite the rise in rainfall, the city experiences an average of 10.2 hours of sunshine, making this month a blend of warm sunny days and occasional showers. Weather in April »

Weather in May

In May, Cobán's weather intensifies, reaching its annual peak of rainfall, with a sudden leap to 324mm (12.76") compared to preceding months. Despite the rain, the city still enjoys a reasonable amount of sunshine, though daylight hours rise slightly. Weather in May »

Weather in June

The wet season continues in June, bringing about a significant amount of rainfall, albeit slightly less than in May, a clear indication of the city's tropical rainforest climate. June witnesses a slight decrease in temperature and daylight hours, making the duration of sunny periods shorter. Weather in June »

Weather in July

In July, Cobán experiences a slight reduction in the levels of rainfall, from 377mm (14.84") to 274mm (10.79"), though it still remains a part of the wet season. This month is characterized by relatively stable weather parameters, with minor changes in temperature, sunlight hours, and wind speeds. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August embraces Cobán, Guatemala with a slight increment in temperatures, ranging from 16.6°C (61.9°F) to 25.8°C (78.4°F). August's weather includes a slight escalation in rainfall levels, though the conditions remain conducive for various outdoor activities. Weather in August »

Weather in September

In September, rain continues to define Cobán's weather, with an average monthly precipitation of 345mm (13.58"). However, slight temperature fluctuations are observed during this period, from a low of 16.9°C (62.4°F) to a high of 25.3°C (77.5°F). Weather in September »

Weather in October

The weather in Cobán in October exudes a mixed aura. Experiencing the second-highest rainfall of the year at 323mm (12.72"), October experiences slightly reduced temperatures from 15.8°C (60.4°F) to 23.5°C (74.3°F). Despite the decline in temperatures, this month is favoured by the mixture of occasional sunlight and frequent showers, culminating in a unique visitor experience. With the transition into October, Cobán notes an average high-temperature of a still moderately hot 23.5°C (74.3°F), closely resembling September. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November marks a transitional phase in Cobán, as the weather starts moving towards the drier end of the spectrum. A decrease in rainfall is seen, from 323mm (12.72") to 128mm (5.04"), indicating the tapering off of the wetter part of the year, ushering in the onset of the dry season. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December brings relief from the heavy rains with the average rainfall decreasing significantly to 78mm (3.07"). With variable temperatures between 13.3°C (55.9°F) and 21.5°C (70.7°F), December presents a cooler climate. The city usually sees an increase in wind speed, from 4.8km/h (3mph) to 5.5km/h (3.4mph) to end the year on a breezier note. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Cobán?

Cobán, Guatemala, notes the coldest temperatures in January, with a average high of 21.2°C (70.2°F) and a low of 12.5°C (54.5°F).

How much does it rain in Cobán?

Throughout the year, in Cobán, Guatemala, there are 297.8 rainfall days, and 2530mm (99.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Cobán?

January and November, with an average of 4.7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Cobán.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Cobán?

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the driest month in Cobán?

February is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 20.8 days and accumulates 71mm (2.8") of precipitation.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Cobán?

March and April, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Cobán.

What time of the year is the hottest in Cobán?

Temperature records in Cobán mark April as the warmest month, with highs averaging 27.8°C (82°F) and lows at 16.5°C (61.7°F).

What is the least humid month in Cobán?

The least humid month is April, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

What month has the most sunshine in Cobán?

April has the most sunshine of the year in Cobán, Guatemala, with an average of 10.2h of sunshine.

What is the rainiest month in Cobán?

The month with the most rainfall in Cobán, Guatemala, is June, when the rain falls for 28.7 days and typically aggregates up to 377mm (14.84") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Cobán?

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

What is the most humid month in Cobán?

November is the most humid month in Cobán, with an average relative humidity of 91%.

What is the month with the shortest days in Cobán?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 11h and 12min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Cobán?

Cobán does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). CST timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Cobán, Guatemala

Average temperature - Cobán, Guatemala

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (27.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (21.2°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (17.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12.5°C).


Average pressure
Cobán, Guatemala

Average pressure - Cobán, Guatemala

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1017.3mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are May and September (1013mbar).


Average wind speed
Cobán, Guatemala

Average wind speed - Cobán, Guatemala

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and April (5.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (4.1km/h).


Average humidity
Cobán, Guatemala

Average humidity - Cobán, Guatemala

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (91%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (76%).


Average rainfall
Cobán, Guatemala

Average rainfall - Cobán, Guatemala

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (377mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (71mm).


Average rainfall days
Cobán, Guatemala

Average rainfall days - Cobán, Guatemala

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (29.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is March (19.4 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Cobán, Guatemala

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Cobán, 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 12min).

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and November (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).


Average sunshine days
Cobán, Guatemala

Average sunshine days - Cobán, Guatemala

The month with the most sunshine days is March (8.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (0.6 days).


Average UV index
Cobán, Guatemala

Average UV index - Cobán, Guatemala

The months with the highest UV index are March and April (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 4).


Cobán, Guatemala

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