Durango Weather & Climate

Durango weather

During the summer in Durango, the average maximum range from 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) in the eastern parts of the state to a low of 20.0 °C (68.0 °F) in the western parts. In winter, the max ranges from 15.0 °C (59.0 °F) to a low of 0 °C (32.0 °F) in the colder months. Except for the mountainous areas and small lowland areas in the west such the Quebradas area, the state is fairly dry because the Sierra Madre repels most of the humid air coming in from the Pacific coast.

Durango Mountain Snow

Mountain temperatures tend to be cool with snowfalls quite common in winter and have heavier rainfall in the summer than the rest of the state of Durango. Nonetheless, the snow that falls does not remain for long and simply melts due to the higher temperatures. The average temperature reaches a maximum of 16.0 °C (60.8 °F) in June in the Sierra Madre. Rainfall is also highly seasonal with 75-85% of the precipitation falling from June to September. To Durango’s east in the Sierra Madre, the climate is drier and warmer and precipitation is adequate to support the abundant local agriculture. Most of the Rainfall in the state happens during the summer months, owing to the development of monsoons emanating from southern Mexico that move northward to reach the northern states and parts of USA by July and August.

Durango Waterfall

Durango suffers drought like conditions and extreme changes in temperatures in the central parts of the state. Owing to the contrast in climatic conditions, between January and April, the state of Durango has strong winds that run from the southeast.

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