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Last updated: April 14, 2014
Celsius 5 Day Weather Forecast
Clear
Today 08/27 10%
Clear
A mix of clouds and sun. High 33C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 08/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 32C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 08/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 31C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 08/30 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 29C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 08/31 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 28C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.


Fahrenheit 5 Day Weather Forecast
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 08/27 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms early. Skies will become mostly sunny this afternoon. High 91F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 08/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 90F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 08/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 08/30 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 84F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 08/31 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

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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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