Climate in Toluca

Under the Kppen climate classification, Toluca features a Subtropical highland climate. The climate is cool and humid with high humidity, rainfall and occasional hail in the summer. Freezing temperatures are common during winter. Toluca's climate is the coolest of any large Mexican city due to its altitude (2,680 metres (8,793 ft) above sea level). Winter nights are cold and the temperature can drop well below 0 C (32 F). Even during the summer it can cool down to 5 C (41 F) or less, while maximum temperatures rarely exceed 25 C (77 F). The climate is prone to extended dry periods particularly in the winter, when precipitation usually falls as snow in higher elevations like El Nevado de Toluca and its surrounding area. The rainy season extends from June to October. Just outside the heavily industrialized city, the municipality has forests with oak, pine, fir, cedar, cypress, acacia and other flora, characteristic of the temperate zone of central Mexico. One advantage this area has over many others in Mexico is its relatively low insect population