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Last updated: April 14, 2014
Celsius 5 Day Weather Forecast
Clear
Today 04/30 0%
Clear
Sunny. High near 35C. Winds NNW at 25 to 40 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 05/01 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 34C. Winds E at 15 to 25 km/h.
Thunderstorm
Monday 05/02 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 27C. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 05/03 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 21C. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/04 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 26C. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 km/h.


Fahrenheit 5 Day Weather Forecast
Clear
Saturday 04/30 0%
Clear
Sunny. High near 95F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 05/01 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 93F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Thunderstorm
Monday 05/02 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 81F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 05/03 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 69F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/04 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 78F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

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To the best of our knowledge there is no weather station within Hidalgo, and the closest weather information can be found from the city of Monterrey less than one hour south.

Climbing Weather

Potrero Chico has a semi-arid climate that is known for extremely hot weather in the summer – reaching 35°C (95°F) or more for three consecutive months – and moderately cool temperatures in the winter. The average January high is 16°C (61°F) and the average low in January is 7°C (45 °F). The hottest month is August and the coolest is January. Temperatures and precipitation levels are ideal from November to May, but comfortable climbing is possible anytime of the year if the afternoon highs are avoided. Within Potrero Chico canyon there are always places to climb in the shade or sun, depending on which is desirable at the time.

The precipitation is fairly stable and usually mild. The only period of severe weather is during the rainy season months of September and October. Other times of the year there can be no rain for months at the time, ensuring great climbing each and every day. Temperatures, on the other hand, are very extreme and unstable, sometimes reaching 25°C (77°F) in January and February. Snow is very rare.

Additionally, the weather within Potrero Chico canyon itself is often better than the camping grounds immediately outside or the city of Hidalgo down the hill. Even when it is wet or raining outside the canyon, great and dry climbing can still be found inside.

Climbing Season
The best climbing season is in the winter when it is cool and dry, between the months of November and May. The rest of the year is generally too hot or rainy, though you can still climb in the mornings and evenings. The peak season is December, January, and February, when you will find many climbers enjoying the park.

Monthly Historical Average Weather Conditions



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