What’s Lake Chapala’s Weather Really Like?

July 1, 2015

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Hi  Everyone from Lake Chapala Mexico,

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it.”

Well that may be true in one sense, but here’s something you can do about it if it’s not to your liking where you live now. You can move!

In my opinion we have the absolute best weather on the planet. An often quoted phrase usually attributed to National Geographic Magazine is that Lake Chapala has the second best climate in the world, the best being in Nairobi Kenya in Africa. 

As I write this at 9:30 a.m. on a sunny Monday morning in late June it’s 71.5 F. and the wind is 7 mph. The low last night was 63.1 F. How do I know so precisely what the weather is like ? Because just consulted www.chapalaweather.net.

The measurements are taken on the North shore of Lake Chapala in a development called Riberas del Pilar just to the East of San Antonio, Tla. and the city of Chapala. You can rely on this station because the measurements are taken right here at Lake Chapala on the North shore near the towns and villages like Ajijic where the bulk of Retirees live. If you just put in “Lake Chapala Weather” in a search engine you may very well get a weather station at the airport which is over the mountains and about 30 miles away. 

www/chapalaweather.net is a great site and gives historical data, month by month, day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute information on our weather including the Lake levels and seasonal changes in Lake levels.

There’s a direct link to the weather site on the top bar of the home page on www.ChapalaClub.com.

So, now you can know at a glance what the weather is really like at Lake Chapala on the North shore where most North American retirees (and retirees from all over the world) choose to live  “the Sweet Life” on a Tuna Fish Pension. 

All for now. Tu amigo, Sid Grosvenor


E mail me, if at some point you would consider buying a home here at Safe, Beautiful & Affordable Lake  Chapala. With nearly 15 years of local real estate experience and a Buyers Only Realtor I represent your best interests just like the listing agents represent the best interest of the seller. Get an advocate on your side Contact me today, Sid@ChapalaClub.com 




  • Louis-Marie

    Nice weather comment Sid, and an Happy Canada Day to you !

  • Mahria Thompson

    Thanks, Sid! I can’t wait to get there and see for myself!! :) Mahria

  • DannyM

    In keeping with the title, here is what the area weather is all about: it is the second most temporate climate in the world (or WAS, according to National Geograohic in the ’70′s), which is what brought American and Canadian snowbirds here for winters starting in the ’60′s (the weather and cost of living, not any articles). However, to be 100% fair you must mention the rainy season and Winter.

    There is plenty of rain from mid-June until early to mid-October, and almost zero rain over the other months. As soon as the rain starts, everything that was less green or more arid (into the brown tones) turns a tropical bright green. Golf courses and country and/or mountain drives are amazing. However, when Summer is so hot and humid in Puerta Vallarta (and parts of the Panhandle) that you cannot bear it, the Chapala area is 27-32C/81-90F all year – and cools off at night. Great for East Coasters like myself who are accustomed to 25C/77F days and 15C/59F nights.

    To be fair, San Miguel de Allende has almost the same weather, as it is also 5000′ above sea level. A bit too hot for me in the Summer, though, at 35C/90F or higher. Many Texans head home for the Summer, because they love that weather – and live in their AC! No need for AC in the Chapala or San Miguel areas homes (cars, Yes – homes, No).

    Note, in December/January the Chapala area can be 25C/77F days with a few nights dipping to 2C/34F…almost freezing temperatures…but only occasionally for a few hours of a few nights over those months. The remaing nights over that Christmas period are in the 8-11C/46-52F range. Nuff said.

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