Guatemala Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
AwTropical wet and dry or savannaTropical11 Chiquimula El Progreso Escuintla Jalapa Jutiapa Quetzaltenango Retalhuleu San Marcos Santa Rosa Suchitepéquez Zacapa
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate7 Baja Verapaz Chimaltenango Huehuetenango Quiché Sacatepéquez Sololá Totonicapán
AmTropical monsoonTropical4 Alta Verapaz Guatemala Izabal Petén

Summary: Most regions (11) in Guatemala lie in the Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate zone (Köppen: Aw). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 27.04°C (80.67°F) in Retalhuleu to a low of 14.26°C (57.67°F) in Quiché.

Climate Guatemala: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)31.24(88.23)31.62(88.92)32.73(90.91)35.75(96.35)35.09(95.16)32.48(90.46)32.87(91.17)33.58(92.44)32.75(90.95)30.39(86.7)30.18(86.32)30.66(87.19)35.75(96.35)
Average high °C (°F)24.23(75.61)25.88(78.58)27.2(80.96)28.45(83.21)27.28(81.1)25.59(78.06)25.82(78.48)26.16(79.09)25.52(77.94)24.7(76.46)24.22(75.6)24.3(75.74)25.78(78.4)
Daily mean °C (°F)19.64(67.35)21.04(69.87)22.36(72.25)23.96(75.13)23.63(74.53)22.41(72.34)22.28(72.1)22.36(72.25)21.86(71.35)21.0(69.8)20.21(68.38)19.85(67.73)21.72(71.1)
Average low °C (°F)13.49(56.28)13.95(57.11)14.98(58.96)16.96(62.53)17.88(64.18)17.42(63.36)16.55(61.79)16.47(61.65)16.74(62.13)15.96(60.73)14.84(58.71)13.95(57.11)15.77(60.39)
Record low °C (°F)5.73(42.31)6.29(43.32)7.17(44.91)9.12(48.42)10.47(50.85)10.19(50.34)8.89(48.0)8.84(47.91)9.59(49.26)8.66(47.59)7.07(44.73)5.89(42.6)5.73(42.31)
Average precipitation mm (inches)28.82(1.13)25.28(1.0)35.58(1.4)83.7(3.3)257.42(10.13)287.09(11.3)176.05(6.93)232.2(9.14)269.94(10.63)208.43(8.21)92.22(3.63)30.35(1.19)143.92(5.67)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)6.155.77.9114.0321.8324.6821.4123.6525.6821.8612.516.2115.97
Average relative humidity (%)75.9473.8570.7570.6577.4184.2782.1282.6585.5585.481.9377.879.03
Mean monthly sunshine hours8.3710.711.0412.3512.0911.8712.0412.0110.979.818.348.0810.64

Guatemala Climate Graph

Guatemala

Guatemala’s Cities by Temperature

Guatemala’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Retalhuleu
27.04°C | 80.67°F
Petén
26.77°C | 80.19°F
Izabal
26.09°C | 78.96°F
Jutiapa
25.69°C | 78.24°F
Suchitepéquez
25.5°C | 77.9°F
Escuintla
24.8°C | 76.64°F
Santa Rosa
24.8°C | 76.64°F
El Progreso
24.46°C | 76.03°F
Zacapa
24.46°C | 76.03°F
Chiquimula
24.46°C | 76.03°F
Alta Verapaz
20.79°C | 69.42°F
Baja Verapaz
20.79°C | 69.42°F
Guatemala
20.79°C | 69.42°F
Jalapa
20.08°C | 68.14°F
Sacatepéquez
20.08°C | 68.14°F
Chimaltenango
20.08°C | 68.14°F
Quetzaltenango
18.15°C | 64.67°F
San Marcos
18.15°C | 64.67°F
Totonicapán
18.15°C | 64.67°F
Sololá
18.15°C | 64.67°F
Quiché
14.26°C | 57.67°F
Huehuetenango
14.26°C | 57.67°F

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