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Best time to visit Guatemala City, Guatemala

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The best time to visit Guatemala City is November-May

If you’re looking to travel to Guatemala City for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Guatemala City is November-May due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The very hottest temperatures in Guatemala City get to around 30℃ (85℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 11℃ (52℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Guatemala City, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around April. 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.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Guatemala City. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

April

Guatemala City seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Guatemala City

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 Guatemala City 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.

Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City 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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JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Guatemala City in January

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Guatemala City in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Guatemala City in February

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 285mm (11") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 266mm (10") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 150mm (6") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 214mm (8") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Guatemala City in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 269mm (11") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

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

Guatemala City in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 254mm (10") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Guatemala City in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Guatemala City in November

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Guatemala City in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Guatemala City in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Guatemala City in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Guatemala City is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Guatemala City map