Flights, accommodation, and a list of points of interest are the main points of travel preparation, but if you want to achieve a real smooth, headache-free trip, making sure you’re prepared for the weather – another essential task you should have on your list.
The weather is the single factor most likely to positively or negatively affect your trip, though it’s also one of the things most travelers take for granted, and people quite often find themselves caught off guard. So make sure you’re fully prepared for the weather on your next trip.
Checking the weather forecast for your destination before you leave is essential to ensure you are packing appropriate clothes. Don’t make assumptions as to what you believe the weather is going to be, and always check.
There are always exceptions to weather patterns, especially if you’re traveling during transitional seasons. Let a weather forecast guide your packing strategy. Failure to check the weather can result in unprepared, unhappy, and very soggy travelers.
Climate and average monthly weather in Puebla
Average temperatures in Puebla vary a little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year.
The best time to travel to Puebla is from February to April and from October to November when the weather is pleasant and there is almost no precipitation. The average maximum temperature in Puebla is 19°C in January and 24°C in April.
If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Puebla, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid-May where highs are regularly around 27.8°C with temperatures rarely dropping below 11.3°C at night.
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Puebla are December, January, and then November. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January.
For example, on the week of January 1st, there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
It is usually raining in summer, from June to September and October.
Humidity and Wind
Puebla has some humid months and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (30% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (64.7%).
The wind in Puebla is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.”
Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid-April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
- January: from 5°C to 22°C
- February: from 6°C to 24°C
- March: from 7°C to 26°C
- April: from 9°C to 27°C
- May: from 11°C to 27°C
- June: from 11°C to 25°C
- July: from 11°C to 24°C
- August: from 11°C to 24°C
- September: from 11°C to 24°C
- October: from 9°C to 24°C
- November: from 6°C to 23°C
- Deciember: from 4°C to 23°C
Spring (March through May) – Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 27.8°C and 24.6°C with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month.
Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August) – The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 11 days of precipitation per month.
June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Puebla, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November) – Fall daily highs range from 24.3°C and 23.1°C, which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 13 days per month.
Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February) – The weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Puebla to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 25.9°C and 21.9°C. On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month.
These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.