Climate in Chihuahua

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 6 measuring stations in Chihuahua.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1930m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Chihuahua is one of the coldest regions in Mexico with an average daily high temperature of only 28 degrees centigrade. Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 36 degrees.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Chihuahua
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the state of Chihuahua. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Chihuahua
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 12 rainy days, July offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Chihuahua
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.13 mm, the least rain falls in April. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Chihuahua
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 29% humidity on average, it is quite dry in May. The highest value of 54% is experienced here in September.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Chihuahua
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Chihuahua
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Chihuahua

Most important cities in the state »Chihuahua«

Alone 2 major cities with over 800,000 inhabitants are located here. The state has a west-east extension of about 360 km and over 550 km from north to south.

Ciudad Juárez1,321,00431° 43' 60"N106° 28' 60"W
Chihuahua809,23228° 38' 7"N106° 5' 20"W
Ciudad Delicias102,96928° 11' 24"N105° 28' 12"W
Hidalgo del Parral101,76826° 55' 47"N105° 39' 58"W
Cuauhtémoc90,83528° 24' 32"N106° 51' 47"W
Nuevo Casas Grandes51,35630° 24' 56"N107° 54' 42"W
Ciudad Camargo37,74327° 40' 42"N105° 10' 17"W
Jiménez31,05428° 19' 60"N105° 24' 0"W
Manuel Ojinaga22,74429° 33' 52"N104° 24' 59"W
Ojinaga22,12829° 34' 1"N104° 32' 42"W
Pedro Meoqui21,17928° 16' 60"N105° 28' 60"W
San Pedro Madera16,08729° 11' 37"N108° 8' 49"W
Ascención11,78131° 6' 0"N107° 58' 60"W
Santa Bárbara10,80026° 48' 19"N105° 49' 8"W
Anáhuac10,69628° 29' 2"N106° 44' 50"W
Saucillo10,59528° 1' 50"N105° 17' 38"W
Adolfo López Mateos8,77028° 28' 0"N107° 17' 60"W
Miguel Ahumada8,57530° 37' 7"N106° 30' 44"W
Ampliación Colonia Lázaro Cárdenas8,16128° 22' 60"N105° 37' 0"W
Buenaventura6,16829° 50' 36"N107° 27' 38"W
Benito Juárez6,13829° 44' 46"N107° 56' 23"W
Ejido Benito Juárez5,77830° 8' 58"N106° 53' 1"W
Puerto Palomas5,65931° 46' 38"N107° 38' 4"W
Naica5,49427° 51' 26"N105° 29' 32"W
Valentín Gómez Farías5,40428° 13' 0"N106° 34' 60"W
Rosales5,21728° 11' 16"N105° 33' 30"W
Creel5,01127° 45' 2"N107° 38' 7"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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