26 to 31°C
3277 hours
sunshine per day
753 mm
150 days
215 days
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Climate of Cancún

Cancun's tropical climate is one of the main reasons why it is such a popular tourist destination. With an average annual temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) and very little rainfall, Cancun is the perfect destination for a sunny vacation any time of year! Cancun has two distinct seasons, the dry season and the rainy season.

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

Dry season

The dry season runs from November to April. This is when the least rain falls and temperatures are pleasant. If you are looking for sunny days and clear blue skies, this is the time to visit Cancun. This is also the time when Cancun's beaches are at their best.

In the dry season, the humidity is slightly lower than in the rainy season. But in general, most people find that the heat and humidity are manageable and only add to the tropical experience of a Cancun vacation.

Rainy season

From May through October, the rainy season runs. Despite its name, the wet season is actually a great time to visit Cancun. The rains usually come in the form of short afternoon showers followed by long periods of sunshine. Which means there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful beaches and sunshine.

Temperatures in the wet season are a few degrees cooler than in the dry season, but still warm enough for sun-drenched vacations. In addition, hotel and resort prices tend to be lower during the rainy season.

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Temperature graph

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

Precipitation graph

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

Climate table of Cancún

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Cancún. 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 Cancún 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 Cancún

Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun offers beautiful sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and Mayan ruins. Not to mention, it's also a great place to find good deals on resorts and hotels. So when is the best time to visit Cancun?

Best time to visit Cancun for a sun vacation

If you're looking for warm weather and sun, the dry season (November-April) is the best time to visit Cancun. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy all that Cancun has to offer, from its white sandy beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters and vibrant nightlife. The winter months are the busiest, thanks in part to the Christmas and New Year's vacations.

Best time to visit Cancun for deals

However, if you're looking for deals on hotels and resorts, the rainy season (May-October) is the time to book your trip. That's because that's when it's low season in Mexico. Never fear, the rainstorms often only fall in the afternoon and are fierce but also so quickly over. After which you can enjoy the sun again.

It is important to note that hurricane season normally runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. However, the likelihood of hurricanes is greatest in September and October. Therefore, this period is not the best travel time for Cancun.

Climate of Cancún by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Cancún? 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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