Climate in Northeast Mexico

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 13 measuring weather stations in Northeast Mexico.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1120m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 26 degrees.
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Sunshine hours per day
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 9 hours per day, August is the sunniest month in the region of Northeast Mexico. In January, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 9 rain days, September offers the most rain days, while February has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.7 mm, the least amount of rain falls in February. September, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatures in °C
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest water temperatures in Northeast Mexico are in August, when the water is 29 °C.
Relative humidity in %
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture can be physically contained in the air. At high humidity, a person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% feels pleasant. With humidity averaging 74%, January is the most uncomfortable. In July, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³
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. This limit is reached for 8 months in Northeast Mexico, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all humid.
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 Northeast Mexico

Most important cities in the region »Northeast Mexico«

Alone 4 major cities with over 500,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 600 km and over 790 km from north to south.

It consists of the three federal states Coahuila, Nuevo Le and Tamaulipas.

CityPopulationGeo position
Monterrey1,130,96025° 40' 30"N100° 19' 6"W
Saltillo709,67125° 25' 24"N101° 0' 19"W
Guadalupe673,61625° 40' 36"N100° 15' 23"W
Torreon524,06625° 32' 38"N103° 25' 8"W
Reynosa498,65426° 4' 50"N98° 17' 18"W
Apodaca467,15725° 45' 35"N100° 9' 46"W
Matamoros449,81525° 31' 37"N103° 13' 43"W
Heroica Matamoros449,81525° 52' 47"N97° 30' 15"W
San Nicolás de los Garza443,27325° 44' 30"N100° 18' 8"W
Nuevo Laredo373,72527° 28' 35"N99° 30' 59"W
General Escobedo352,44425° 47' 43"N100° 18' 53"W
Tampico297,28422° 15' 19"N97° 52' 7"W
Tampico297,28422° 16' 41"N97° 52' 4"W
Ciudad Victoria278,45523° 44' 30"N99° 8' 46"W
Santa Catarina268,34725° 40' 24"N100° 27' 29"W
Ciudad Madero197,21622° 16' 20"N97° 50' 10"W
Monclova195,76426° 54' 25"N101° 25' 14"W
Piedras Negras150,17828° 42' 0"N100° 31' 25"W
Ciudad Acuña144,66929° 19' 24"N100° 57' 8"W
Garza García130,64625° 39' 14"N100° 22' 39"W
San Pedro Garza Garcia122,62725° 39' 26"N100° 24' 10"W
Río Bravo85,48125° 59' 14"N98° 5' 39"W
Ciudad Mante79,98122° 44' 35"N98° 58' 26"W
Cadereyta67,99425° 34' 60"N99° 58' 60"W
Miramar67,68922° 19' 15"N97° 51' 34"W
Ciudad Frontera64,97626° 55' 41"N101° 27' 8"W
Ciudad Lerdo63,53025° 32' 14"N103° 31' 28"W
Linares57,73124° 51' 29"N99° 34' 4"W
Altamira54,95422° 23' 32"N97° 56' 19"W
Jardines de la Silla (Jardines)53,74225° 37' 46"N100° 11' 16"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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