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Last updated: April 14, 2014
Celsius 5 Day Weather Forecast
Chance of Rain
Today 09/27 80%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional light rain...mainly in the morning. High 23C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 09/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 28C. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 09/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 28C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 09/30 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 26C. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/01 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy early with showers developing later in the day. High 26C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.


Fahrenheit 5 Day Weather Forecast
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 09/27 80%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with light rain this morning. High 74F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 09/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 82F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 09/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 09/30 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/01 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon. High 79F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

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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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