Ajijic & Lake Chapala Weather: Second Best Climate in the World

Where is the best weather in the world? I hear many conversations about this subject when I am sitting in public places and eavesdropping. Sorry, but that is what writer’s do, eavesdrop. Where else would we get our ideas? But what is the weather really like in Chapala and Ajijic? Let us show you.

Lake Chapala Mexico is considered to have the second best climate in the World, based on reports from National Geographic. In this post I and the Access team will help you see a picture of each month of the year. This way you can get a better idea of how we live here in Chapala.

January

Some drizzle or rain. Average Low temperature: 45 °F (7 °C). Average high: 75 °F (24 °C)

As mentioned before, the Ajijic and Lake Chapala area has a reputation for being the second best weather in the world. Where is the first? I have heard several towns in South Africa mentioned. If so, I certainly am not going to move to South Africa just for a little bit better weather. Plus, loved ones and family would be way too far away for a short visit. Here is fine with me. But in reality, the world’s best weather is subjective. It depends on the individual doing the judging, my vote goes for Lake Chapala.

February

Getting warmer and drier. Average low: 46 °F (8 °C). Average high: 77 °F (25 °C)

If you like cold weather, lots of rain and snow, you wouldn’t think this is the best weather in the world. Although you could always hop on a plane and in within a few hours be back to that kind of weather–snowstorms and winter skiing.

March:

Warmer still. Average low: 48 °F (9 °C). Average high: 82 °F (28 °C)

I have heard this theory tossed around– it never rains during the day here. It only rains during the night. Well, that is a lie. It sometimes does rain during the day here but usually not for long. Soon the sun comes out again and it is another beautiful day.

April:

Hot and dry. Average low: 48 °F (9 °C). Average high: 86 °F (30 °C)

Thunder Storms and Rain?

I have been in a few exciting thunderstorms here. Once I went out to a restaurant in the early evening and a tremendous thunder and lightning storm came up. Rain too. I made it to the restaurant but I was drenched. I had forgotten my umbrella. The wind was howling all around us and the electricity went out. The waiters put candles on all the tables. Fortunately, the musicians were playing acoustic guitars. They kept playing although we couldn’t hear much with the storm raging outside. I was worried about getting back home but within forty-five minutes it had past and the electricity came back on. Then I missed the intimacy of the candlelight and the storm outside. I will always remember that as a special evening.

May:

Average high: 90 °F (32 °C). Average low: 54 °F (12 °C). Dry until mid May. Some humidity.)

I love the clouds during the rainy season. I have learned to tell which clouds are most likely to produce a beautiful sunset. I have hundreds of photos of the sunsets here. The rainy season is the best time of the year for them.

June:

Average high: 84 °F (29 °C). Average low: 61 °F (16 °C). Rainy season starts towards the end of June.

My son doesn’t like sunshine. He likes cold weather. He likes Portland, Oregon best. He wouldn’t be happy here year around although he enjoys coming down in the middle of winter for a couple of weeks.

July:

Warm. Frequent thunderstorms at night. Average high: 79 °F (26 °C). Average low: 59 °F (15 °C)

I have a woman friend who loves the hot, sultry beach weather. She lives year around in San Blas Mexico. Once a year or so she visits with me here. She always has fun but is soon ready to return to her own home. I can’t tolerate that kind of weather. Sometimes in midwinter here I like to go to the beach for a week or two. It only takes a few hours to get to the beach from here. I, too, am always glad to return to my own home.

See our article on transportation from Chapala to nearby beaches like Puerto Vallarta.

August:

Same as July, rains during the evening. Average high: 79 °F (26 °C). Average low: 59 °F (15 °C)

I have heard that Cabo San Lucas has nice weather, average 80 Fahrenheit (27 °C) year around. It is sunny like it is here 350 days a year. But I prefer to live here. For me, it is far more interesting here than Cabo San Lucas and less expensive. We are 1,500 meters above sea level. That keeps the temperatures from rising too high.

September:

Still rains during the evening. Average high: 77 °F (25 °C). Average low: 57 °F (14 °C)

I have been living here for three years now and I have taken many photos during that time. I went through my albums and took a photo out that I took each month of the year to give you an idea of the typical weather here. I have sprinkled these photos throughout this article with the average weather in parenthesis below each one. I know you can’t feel it but you can at least see it and we hope this is a helpful way of showing all of you the beautiful weather we experience here on a daily basis.

October:

Similar to August and Sept with fewer rains. Average high: 75 °F (24 °C). Average low: 55 °F (13 °C)

I hope this gives you a good idea of the year around weather here. Another phrase that is frequently used to describe the weather here is this; Lake Chapala area is the land of eternal spring.

November:

Rains ending. Warm days and chilly nights. Average low: 48 °F (8 °C). Average high: 77 °F (25 °C)

I believe I speak on behalf of the whole AccessLakeChapala.com team. For us, this is the BEST WEATHER IN THE WORLD. You may have other places you would consider the best. I happen to love to walk outdoors. This weather is perfect for walking, sports, golfing, hiking…… It also gets warm enough to swim year around and that is my second favorite thing to do.

December:

Dry and warm days. Chilly nights. Average low: 46 °F (7 °C). Average high: 75 °F (24 °C)

What is the best time to Visit?

The main question people ask before they come is: what is the best time to come here to visit? I can’t say that. For me, every month is the best time to visit. Maybe it depends on what you are trying to get away from. Many people spend their winters here, especially people from Canada and the US. But please don’t take my word for it. Come and see for yourself.

If you have any questions; please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help, you can contact myself or one of our team members using the form below. We will be sure to reply within 24 hours.

By, Evelyn Walker
AccessLakeChapala.com Team
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