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Mary Agnes McKay on a sunny  October day, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe consistent thing about the weather in San Miguel de Allende is, as in most places, it’s cooler at night than in the day. However, the temperature change from day to night is much more extreme than in other places I’ve lived or visited. It’s typical to change 30 Fahrenheit from night until daytime here. 
 
January and February can be cold at night in San Miguel de Allende. The typical nighttime temperature in January and February is anywhere from 35 Fahrenheit to 42 Fahrenheit. We have frost maybe twice a winter- once in December and once in January. That’s sad because it immediately kills the beautiful flowers, but the flowers come back. 
 
I’m not in San Miguel de Allende in December, so I can’t speak for how cold it is then, but I know that the temperature in San Miguel de Allende in January and in February is between 35 Fahrenheit to 42 Fahrenheit at the coldest, but by 11 o’clock, it’s up to 60 Fahrenheit, and by noon or 1 o’clock, it’s usually 65 Fahrenheit - 70 Fahrenheit. 
 
The temperature during most of the fall and spring in San Miguel de Allende stays in the 70’s (Fahrenheit) in the daytime, but it gets quite cold in January and February at night. In March, the night temperatures are in the upper 40’s (Fahrenheit). May is the hottest month, and it’s the only month that is humid here in San Miguel de Allende, and that’s when the rainy season begins. 
 
The humidity in May in San Miguel de Allende moves out in June, July and August. Even the temperature in April gets in to the low 80’s (Fahrenheit), but it’s not humid. 
 
The best part about the weather in San Miguel de Allende is that the sun shines most days, which was one of the biggest shocks I had when I came here, because I come from a place where we have at least 70% of days without sun. 
 
Where I come from, we’re known as the Seattle of the East. It just rains a lot. Even when it doesn’t rain, it’s cloudy, so we don’t have much sun. Because of this, outdoor activities have to be planned around the weather. Even in the summer when the weather is warm, you can’t plan outdoor activities ahead freely. I moved to San Miguel de Allende in January, and on the first day, I got up and went to see if it’s cold, or if it’s snowing or raining. I saw that the sun was out. On the sixth day, when I pulled the draperies open, I saw that the sun was still shining during the day for six consecutive days, I said, “Wow! It must shine here a lot!” It does. It’s unusual to have a cloudy or a rainy day all day.
 
(Mary Agnes McKay-- on our left-- on a sunny  October day, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.) 
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Handmade blanket, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIn San Miguel de Allende, it is always hot during the day but it always cools off at night. So you would always use a blanket even in the hottest month of the year. In winter, even if it gets chilly, it is always sunny, which I believe has a positive effect on people’s moods. I think people here in San Miguel de Allende are happier because of the weather.
 
June and May are the hottest months, where the temperature could reach 80 Fahrenheit and up. Sometimes it rains in June but there is not much humidity so it is very comfortable. July and August are the cooler months. It rains at night but not much. During January and February, it gets cold. It snows sometimes. Last year, we had snow but for only a day.
 
If you have a swimming pool here in San Miguel de Allende you can use it for 6 months in a year. The temperature from February until May is perfect. You can wear a t-shirt during the day and at night, you could wear a sweater. The elevation of San Miguel de Allende is 1,800 meters (about 6,000 feet) so it is pretty high that is why it is cooler. When you come here the first time, you might feel a little dizzy and out of breathe because of the elevation, but not much.  
 
(Handmade blanket, Mexico, pictured.)
Kat Ballou – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
 Balcony in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe weather in San Miguel de Allende very much reminds me of the weather in San Diego, California.
 
The mornings and evenings might be cool, but daytime is bright and sunny. Not too many cloudy days.  In the rainy season, there are thunderstorms and showers almost daily, but they usually don't last very long.
 
The climate is generally dry here, but the rain brings some humidity that will make the environment seem warmer. Mostly, the temperature stays somewhere in the 80's in the daytime. Air-conditioning in the home is not really necessary; a fan will do. January is the coldest month but not a challenge. Warmer clothes and a portable heater are usually good enough, or a cozy fire in the fireplace.   
 
( Balcony in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)

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