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The climate of El Salvador: when to go to El Salvador

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The climate of El Salvador is warm sub-tropical and varies according to the altitude that makes it, in most of the country’s temperate climate, only the coastal area has a tropical climate very hot. The dry season in El Salvador is between November and April.

The coastal areas have a particularly warm climate with a rainy season between May and October with intense thunderstorms, with an average annual rainfall of around 1,700 mm. The highlands have a cooler and rainy climate with about 1,800-2,500 mm of precipitation per year. Temperatures vary greatly depending on the altitude. In the Cordillera rainfall is lower, on average around 1,000-1,200 mm per year. The northwestern part of the country is the driest region, here have less than 1,000 mm of rain annually.

The regions of the Pacific are the hottest with temperatures averaging between 25 ° C and 29 ° C, the capital city of San Salvador which is almost 700 meters above sea level have temperatures ranging between 16 ° C and 34 ° C, higher areas of the country have average temperatures ranging between 12 ° C and 23 ° C.

The sea water temperature is very hot, in fact varies between 28 ° C and 30 ° C.

WHEN TO GO TO EL SALVADOR

The best season for visiting the country is the dry season between November and April.

THE CLIMATE OF EL SALVADOR: CLIMATIC TABLES

SAN SALVADOR (658 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 16,3 30,3 5  1
February 16,8 30,1 3  1
March 17,7 32,0 8  1
April 19,0 32,2 60  5
May 20,0 30,8 190  13
June 19,6 29,5 322  20
July 19,1 30,1 304  20
August 19,3 30,0 297  20
September 19,4 29,0 325  20
October 19,0 29,1 220  16
November 17,9 29,0 35  4
December 16,9 29,6 7  2
YEAR 18,4 30,1 1776 123

LA LIBERTAD, EL SALVADOR
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 28
March 28
April 29
May 30
June 29
July 29
August 29
September 29
October 29
November 29
December 28

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