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Best time to visit San Salvador, El Salvador

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The best time to visit San Salvador is November-April

While San Salvador is a popular destination to visit all year round, November-April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the height of summer, temperatures in San Salvador can reach a maximum of 34℃ (93℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in San Salvador is around 16℃ (61℉).

The days are longest in San Salvador in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit San Salvador, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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San Salvador seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in San Salvador as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. San Salvador is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in San Salvador

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in San Salvador for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

San Salvador climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in San Salvador for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

San Salvador in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


San Salvador in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 234mm (9") over 26 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


San Salvador in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 142mm (6") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

San Salvador in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 207mm (8") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


San Salvador in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


San Salvador in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to San Salvador in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in San Salvador is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in San Salvador is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in San Salvador is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting San Salvador, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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