Does it Snow in Mexico?

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Everyone seems to know about the hot Mexican weather but nothing about how cold the weather there gets. Well, it snows in Mexico. There are thirty-two states in Mexico. Out of these thirty-two (32) states, twelve (12) of these states experience snowfalls.

In this article, I’ll give you details on the extent to which it snows in Mexico. If this is what you’ve been looking for, read this short, informative article.

How Cold can Mexico get in the Winter?

Contrary to speculation, Mexico experiences the four seasons of the year. Summer lasts from June till August. Spring lasts for 3 months – March to May. Fall lasts from September – November while the much-talked-about Mexican winter season runs from December to February.

Notwithstanding this fact, the quick switch between these seasons accentuates two main seasons – the rainy and dry seasons.

The average cold temperature in Mexico lasts for about 3 months and 3 weeks. On the other hand, the average daily high temperature in Mexico is below 40°F.

January is the coldest month of the year in Mexico, having an average of 17°F when the temperature is low and 31°F when the temperature is high. 


Besides the weather, Mexico is rich in culture and picturesque beaches. Their cultural heritage is proven by the lavish museums scattered all over Mexico. If anything, that’s something to look forward to. But most importantly, if you love snow, you’ll definitely love it in Mexico. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Mexico

When can I go to Mexico?

Well, it depends on what you’re going to Mexico for. Mexico also has two popular travel seasons – high-price seasons (Late December – Easter Season) and low-price seasons (After Easter – Mid December). If you’re going on a vacation or tour, you may want to go during the low-price season when prices may drop from 20 – 50%. 

What is the hottest place in the world?

It has to be death valley. In fact, the surface temperature of the valley has been proven to be hotter than the air in the atmosphere. The valley also holds the record for having the highest air temperature on the whole planet. In 1913, the temperature at Furnace Creek in California reached a temperature of 134.1°F. Meanwhile, the average summer temperature around the area is 113°F.

Does it snow in Mexico during Christmas?

Yes, it does, but not everywhere. Regions of Northern Mexico experience more snow in the year than other places. Some of these areas include Citlaltepetl, Popocatepetl, and Iztaccihuatl.

What’s the coldest place in Mexico?

The coldest Mexican cities are found in Chihuahua, northern Mexico. However, Apizaco is referred to as the coldest place in Mexico. It’s located in Tlaxcala State, 2000 meters above sea level. Other cold cities in Mexico include

  • Ciudad Juárez
  • Los Lamentos
  • Toluca 
  • Madera 
  • Zacatecas 

Is Mexico hotter than Texas?

No, Texas is hotter than Mexico since it’s located near a dry, subtropical area. On the contrary, Mexico is a cooler place since it’s located around a temperate, moist forest.