Climate of Mexico
Mexico is a large and geographically diverse country, which means that Mexico's climate varies greatly by region. In general, the north of the country is hot and dry, while the south is humid and tropical. Coastal areas are also subject to hurricanes and other severe weather conditions. The following describes Mexico's climate by region.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 26°C and 31°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 22°C and 27°C
- Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 24°C and 35°C
- Rain: it rains 215 days and there is a total of approximately 753 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3277 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 26°C and 31°C|
|Warmest month:||31°C in July|
|Coldest month:||26°C in January|
|Night temperature:||between 22°C and 27°C|
|Sea temperature:||between 24°C and 35°C|
|Dry days:||150 days|
|Days with rain:||215 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||753 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||3277 hours|
Hurricane season in Mexico
Hurricane season is the time of year when tropical storms are most likely to form in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In Mexico, hurricane season usually runs from June 1 to November 30. The peak of this season is between mid-September and mid-October. During this period, Mexico experiences an average of 2 to 4 hurricanes. But fortunately, not all of these storms make landfall.
The Yucatan Peninsula
The Yucatan Peninsula is located in southeastern Mexico. The climate in this region is tropical, with temperatures averaging 21-32 degrees Celsius. Yucatan can also be quite humid. Rainfall is quite erratic, but is usually highest in the months of June and July.
Baja California Peninsula
In northwestern Mexico lies the peninsula of Baja California. The climate in this region is desert-like, with temperatures averaging 14-28 degrees Celsius. However, it is important to note that the nights can be quite cool, so if you are visiting during the winter months, bring a coat.
The central region of Mexico has a more temperate climate. Summers here are hot, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees Celsius. In winter, it is cool. Rainfall is sporadic and can often be quite heavy when it does happen. The wet season runs from May through October.
South-central Mexico has a tropical climate that is hot and humid year-round. Temperatures here average 26 degrees Celsius, but it can feel much hotter because of the high humidity . There is little variation between seasons. This region is popular with beachgoers and birdwatchers alike.
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Mexico.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Mexico.
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Climate table of Mexico
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Mexico. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Mexico might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||26||27||27||29||30||30||31||31||31||29||28||27|
|Night temp. (°C)||22||23||23||25||26||27||27||27||27||26||24||23|
|Water temp. (°C)||24||30||29||34||35||35||33||33||32||30||28||27|
|Days with rain||19||14||14||12||16||18||18||20||21||23||20||20|
|Sun hours per day||8||9||9||9||9||9||10||10||9||9||9||9|
|Wind force (Bft)||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3|
Best time to visit Mexico
If you have dreamed of traveling to Mexico, you are not alone. It's a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. But with so many regions to choose from, it can be difficult to determine the best time to visit Mexico. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best time to visit Mexico for the most popular regions.
Yucatan and Riviera Maya
The Yucatan Peninsula in eastern Mexico and the Riviera Maya region in particular are best visited between December and April. Temperatures are still nice and warm and there is less chance of rain. If you want to escape the cold weather and enjoy the sun, this is the place for you.
Riviera Maya is the most popular part of Yucatan and lies on the Caribbean Sea, with popular tourist destinations such as Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Yucatan is a region of beautiful beaches, world-famous ruins and vibrant cities.
More info: Yucatan climate
Baja California in western Mexico is a great place to visit year-round, but the best time to go is between October and March. These are the months with the highest average temperatures, so you can be sure of good beach weather.
This region, which includes cities like Tijuana and Ensenada, has a Mediterranean climate. April and May are especially beautiful, as the fields are green from all the rain and the wildflowers are in bloom. But whenever you come, in Baja California you are sure to find plenty of sunshine because it is a desert region.
More info: Baja California climate
Climate of Mexico by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Mexico? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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Populaire bestemmingen in Mexico
- Isla Holbox
- La Paz (Baja California Sur)
- Santa Cruz
- Picacho de los Dolores
- Puerto Escondido
- Rincón de Guayabitos
- La Gimba
- San Felipe
- La Cabeza del Toro
- Las Coloradas
- El Cereo
- San José del Cabo
- Las Galeras
Cities and towns in Mexico