26 to 31°C
3277 hours
sunshine per day
753 mm
150 days
215 days
0 days

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 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (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 57-82 degrees Fahrenheit (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.

Central Mexico

The central region of Mexico has a more temperate climate. Summers here are hot, with temperatures averaging 86 degrees Fahrenheit (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

South-central Mexico has a tropical climate that is hot and humid year-round. Temperatures here average 79 degrees Fahrenheit (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.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Mexico.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Mexico.

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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 79 80 81 84 85 86 87 88 87 85 82 81
Night temp. (°F) 72 73 74 76 78 80 80 81 80 78 75 74
Water temp. (°F) 76 87 85 93 96 96 91 92 89 87 83 80
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 24 13 10 15 25 34 22 27 31 48 26 23
Days with rain 19 14 14 12 16 18 18 20 21 23 20 20
Dry days 12 14 17 18 15 12 13 11 9 8 10 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6

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

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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