Guatemala climate guide

Temperature in Guatemala (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
22°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)22
24°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)24
25°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)25
26°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)26
25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)25
23°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)23
23°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)23
24°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)24
23°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)23
22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)22
22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)22
22°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)22
Min temperature (night-time)
10°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)10
11°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
12°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
13°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)13
14°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)14
14°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)14
14°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)14
14°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)14
14°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)14
14°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)14
12°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
11°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11

Sunshine & Daylight in Guatemala

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
8 hours of sunshine per day (70% of daylight hours) in January in Guatemala8
8 hours of sunshine per day (69% of daylight hours) in February in Guatemala8
8 hours of sunshine per day (66% of daylight hours) in March in Guatemala8
8 hours of sunshine per day (62% of daylight hours) in April in Guatemala8
7 hours of sunshine per day (58% of daylight hours) in May in Guatemala7
6 hours of sunshine per day (47% of daylight hours) in June in Guatemala6
6 hours of sunshine per day (50% of daylight hours) in July in Guatemala6
7 hours of sunshine per day (52% of daylight hours) in August in Guatemala7
5 hours of sunshine per day (44% of daylight hours) in September in Guatemala5
6 hours of sunshine per day (49% of daylight hours) in October in Guatemala6
7 hours of sunshine per day (61% of daylight hours) in November in Guatemala7
8 hours of sunshine per day (69% of daylight hours) in December in Guatemala8
Daily hours of daylight
11 hours of daylight per day in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
12 hours of daylight per day in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
13 hours of daylight per day in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)13
13 hours of daylight per day in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)13
13 hours of daylight per day in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)13
13 hours of daylight per day in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
11 hours of daylight per day in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
11 hours of daylight per day in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11

Rainfall in Guatemala

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
8 days with some rainfall in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)8
7 days with some rainfall in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)7
7 days with some rainfall in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)7
9 days with some rainfall in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)9
19 days with some rainfall in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)19
26 days with some rainfall in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)26
25 days with some rainfall in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)25
24 days with some rainfall in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)24
26 days with some rainfall in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)26
22 days with some rainfall in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)22
12 days with some rainfall in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)12
9 days with some rainfall in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)9
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
4 mm monthly rainfall in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)4
4 mm monthly rainfall in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)4
6 mm monthly rainfall in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)6
23 mm monthly rainfall in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)23
120 mm monthly rainfall in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)120
236 mm monthly rainfall in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)236
188 mm monthly rainfall in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)188
154 mm monthly rainfall in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)154
227 mm monthly rainfall in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)227
125 mm monthly rainfall in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)125
21 mm monthly rainfall in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)21
7 mm monthly rainfall in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)7

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)10
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)9
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
No heat & humidity in February in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
Low heat & humidity in March in Guatemala (Guatemala City)L
Low heat & humidity in April in Guatemala (Guatemala City)L
Low heat & humidity in May in Guatemala (Guatemala City)L
No heat & humidity in June in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
No heat & humidity in July in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
Low heat & humidity in August in Guatemala (Guatemala City)L
No heat & humidity in September in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
No heat & humidity in October in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
No heat & humidity in November in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0
No heat & humidity in December in Guatemala (Guatemala City)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Guatemala, represented by Guatemala City, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Guatemala climate overview

Lying in the north of Central America, Guatemala has both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. Its mainly agricultural economy has been hit hard over the years by natural disasters that have included volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.

A high mountain range accounts for most of the southern half of the country. This is where the majority of the population lives among no less than 30 volcanoes, most with well formed cones, some of which are still active. Cloud-jungle dominates the upper slopes with extensive dense forest covering the rolling foothills below.

The mountains are high enough to escape the tropical heat and humidity, and at altitude temperatures during the wet season are not excessive. In the dry season they are cool and it can even be cold at night. The very cloudy and rainy wet season runs from May to October, followed by a drier and sunnier 'winter' season from December to March.

In the northern half of Guatemala, vast lowland plains support huge expanses of largely inaccessible, undulating hardwood forest, dotted with the occasional banana plantation. Here it is hot with high to very high heat and humidity during the wet season, while 'winters' are warm with a brief dry season lasting from February to April.

The coastal plain along the Pacific coast is intensely cultivated, sustaining plantations of coffee, sugarcane, and bananas, alongside cotton fields. The crops benefit from the high rainfall, which is confined to the months from May to October when it is also very hot and humid. The dry season is less hot and a lot sunnier.

Guatemala lives under the constant threat of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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