|Catemaco does not have a weather station. Reports on websites from Catemaco are actually extrapolated
from the Minatitlan or Veracruz airport stations 75 miles away.
Temperatures are fairly uniform in Catemaco, and best described as often hot and frequently humid. Nights
are generally balmy.
Temperatures drop a little more than 2 degrees F. for every 656 feet of altitude and historically snow has
been seen on the Tuxtlas´s highest volcanoes.
Temperatures per month: Rainfall per month:
Average 76f Average: 7 inches
Avg. High 84f Avg. Jun-Oct 11 inches
Avg. Low 69f Avg. Nov-May 2 inches
Source: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
The hottest month is May, averaging 91f high temperatures, with January being the coolest, averaging 63f
low temperatures. Generally the swing between high and low is 8-14 degrees, although an incoming north
wind can change that by more than 15 degrees within minutes.
Rainfall is highly variable because of terrain features. Within a mile, rain total may differ 200%.
The wet season extends from mid June to December, with most rain occurring June to October.
Fairly dry months are expected January through May, with April & May the driest.
Windy season runs September to May, when North winds (nortes) can occasionally gust to 60 miles/hour,
interchanging with suradas, (South winds), occasionally gusting at equal speeds from February to May.
Brushes with hurricanes or tropical storms are a rarity. The first hurricane to affect Los Tuxtlas in 36 years
made land fall near the Catemaco coast in October 2005. The last volcano erupted in 1793.
So when is a good time to visit?
Anytime! The weather is rarely nasty more than a few days.
|For the current weather, and much more detail, see:
Catemaco Diario - tiempo