CLIMATE AND WEATHER
A pretty dry weather is predominant in almost the entire territorial extension of the State of Zacatecas, except for the south, where the imposing presence of the Eastern Sierra Madre influences in a determinant way the meteorological conditions, generating characteristics typical of the temperate and sub-humid zones.
The annual average temperature in this region of Mexico is of 16º Celsius; the most severe and persistent cold appears between November and January, while it is recommendable to carry raincoats and wind protectors between June and September, in view that the rains are more abundant. The total precipitations reach an average of less than 800 mm throughout the year.
Regarding its altitude above sea level, the state is at an average height of 2100 metres, and the homonymous capital is located at 2496 metres; a range of altitude that can cause certain physical discomforts amongst travellers, the same that can be averted with a little precaution and following some simple tips (see Useful Information - Frequently Asked Questions)