Mexico is a perfect year round destination. While the overall climate in Mexico reflects tropical temperatures, towards the north you will see more seasonal changes like it’s North American neighbors. The tropical aspect of Mexico does mean that in certain areas you will experience a rainy and a dry season. Depending on your exploratory tastes, a little rain never hurt anyone, and you can still explore all of the wonderful characteristics of Mexico almost any time of year!
The peak tourist times usually fall in the spring and summer considered in North America. This is when the Northern Americans migrate to Mexico to get a tan and take a dip along the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula. But there are many other months where you can beat the crowds and still enjoy the beach or the city!
Check out our guide to decide what is the best month to visit Mexico!
|Avg. Temperature: 22.7°C / 72.9°F
|Sun: 6 hrs sunshine / 11 hrs daylight
|Rain: 76 mm per month
Do you want to visit Mexico in January? Warm weather and sunny beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts – and in the heart of the dry season – can be the ideal place to beat the winter blues. If you’re seeking city life, you can also soak up the sun in Yucatan, Ixtapa or Acapulco while indulging in some Mexican culture. For a more typical winter retreat, head to the Copper Canyon in northern Mexico for cooler temperatures perfect for popular hiking trails and ski trips. Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 22.9°C / 73.2°F
|Sun: 7 hrs sunshine / 11.5 hrs daylight
|Rain: 51 mm per month
If you’re thinking about visiting Mexico in February, the weather is likely to be one of the most important factors. With year-round pleasant weather, February is no exception as Mexico’s temperature in February averages at 22.9°C / 73.2°F making it a great escape from the Northern Hemisphere’s wicked winters. There’ll be plenty of sunshine and very little rain as February falls in the heart of Mexico’s dry season. It’s also high tourist season, though, so make sure to plan ahead to get the best deals on travel and accommodation before flights and hotels become fully booked. Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
|Sun: 8.6 hrs sunshine / 12.1 hrs daylight
|Rain: 57 mm per month
If you’re thinking about going to Mexico in March, you can expect the days to get longer and warmer and the nights shorter as the season officially changes. The weather is reliably calm and dry throughout the month of March in preparation for the summer rain to roll in over the coming months. Mexico’s temperature in March averages at around 25°C / 77°F, with coastal regions along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts heating up beyond that. For this reason the southern coasts are getting busier as the heat rises and the dry season begins to come to a close, for beach-dwellers wanting to soak up the sun before the rainy season hits in the following months. Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
|Sun: 8 hrs sunshine / 13.2 hrs daylight
|Rain: 66.5 mm per month
April in Mexico is rather hot and dry, and spring is in full swing in April, and Mexico is no exception for that. If you are looking for an escape from the April showers at home, come to Mexico, because the May flowers bloom a month early here! Enjoy the delicious local cuisine in Oaxaca, take an urban adventure in Mexico City, or surf in Acapulco and bathe in the sun in Cancun — this country is huge, and when a country is huge, there are a lot of things to do! Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
|Sun: 7.3 hrs sunshine / 13.1 hrs daylight
|Rain: 66.5 mm per month
If you are visiting Mexico in May, expect less tourists and fewer crowds as this month marks the start of the low season. Mexico’s temperatures in May are high and the days are warm, but as the wet season begins many choose to wait for the rain to end before planning their Mexican vacation. Having said that, if you’re ok with a shower or two, May can be a fantastic time to see some of Mexico’s best sights as you can take advantage of fewer visitors and low season prices! Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 19.4°C / 66.9°F
|Sun: 6.1 hrs sunshine / 13.3 hrs daylight
|Rain: 140.0 mm per month
Mexico in June is a great time to beat the tourist crowds and escape for a fun beach getaway. This is the time to see all facets of Mexico’s diverse and dynamic culture. June is prime time for sightseeing and festivals, water activities, wildlife watching, among many others. From Morelia, to Veracruz, to Guadalajara, You will get the true feeling of local life in Mexico without having to dig through tourist crowds to find it! Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 18.2°C / 64.8°F
|Sun: 5.7 hrs sunshine / 13.2 hrs daylight
|Rain: 189.5 mm per month
July is hot and humid in Mexico. The weather creates the best opportunity for cooling off on the shores. It is also in the midst of the rain season, but it depends on where you go, if you will experience rainy weather. In Mexico City, there is a lot of sun with rain in the late afternoon. The area where it will rain the most will be in the Southern Pacific coast, where the weather is more in line with Central America’s pre-equatorial climate. In the Yucatan, you will experience hot and humid weather, with some short periods of rain in the night. Mexico is a dynamic country with many climates, so it is good practice to track the weather forecasts depending on where you would like to visit. Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 18.3°C / 64.9°F
|Sun: 5.7 hrs sunshine / 12.8 hrs daylight
|Rain: 171.2 mm per month
The weather in August is dynamic depending on where you are in Mexico. In the South of Mexico, where the climate is pre-equatorial, it will usually be humid and warm and also rainy — in line with the weather of Central and South America. In comparison, the north of Mexico is the hottest month of the year, and tends to be drier. Whether you want to vacation in the Yucatan Peninsula or Baja California, bring your flip flops and sunglasses! In Mexico City and the interior milder, but not as wet as June and July. It is worth noting that August is the beginning of the hurricane season, with the most hurricanes making landfall around later August to late September. With this said, it is good practice to keep track of the weather. Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
|Sun: 5.2 hrs sunshine / 12.2 hrs daylight
|Rain: 270 mm per month
If you’re thinking about going to Mexico in September, as it’s the rainy season you might need to think about the weather before you decide where to go. Whilst temperatures are soaring, along the Yucatan Peninsula, which includes Cancun and the usually-glorious Riviera Maya, it is the wettest month of the year. The country also has the lowest number of sunshine hours throughout September, and the shortest days, so it may not be the ideal time for a beach holiday. If a few showers don’t put you off, though, it can be a great time to take a dip in the ocean or one of Playa del Carmen’s popular cenotes to cool off from the hot hot heat! Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 17.1°C / 62.8°F
|Sun: 6.3 hrs sunshine / 11.7 hrs daylight
|Rain: 72.4 mm per month
October is an excellent time to visit Mexico. More specifically, it is the best time to visit the Mexican interior. It is not as busy as the rest of the year, the weather is cooler, you can soak up in the sun without worrying about overheating, and best of all, the cities are not crowded to oblivion, which means you can explore the urban environments without having to use your elbows as propellers! Visit Mexico City’s grand architecture and great bargains, Bask out in Acapulco’s glamorous beaches, the possibilities are endless now that you have the freedom to cavort about in Latin America’s jewel of a country! Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 16.3°C / 61.3°F
|Sun: 7.7 hrs sunshine / 11.2 hrs daylight
|Rain: 12.6 mm per month
Hurricane season and the rainy season officially ends in November, which reveals Mexico’s sunny and warm climate again without any interruptions. It is a refreshing time to go because the heat will not be oppressive, and the day resets with a cool evening, so it is recommended that you bring a light jacket for those evenings. November is perfect for swimming because the warm waters from the equator meet with the cool water temperatures in the north to create a great temperature for swimmers. In Mexico City, it does get cooler with occasional rain, but the rain is extremely few and far between, but just in case, bring light rainwear. The sun really shines over the Baja, California region and the Pacific Coast. The dry season is in full swing in these regions and the humidity ramps up perfectly for curious vacationers like you! Read more
|Avg. Temperature: 15.0°C / 59.0°F
|Sun: 7.6 hrs sunshine / 11 hrs daylight
|Rain: 8.2 mm per month
Mexico is in a cusp region where it is split between two types of climate timelines. In the North, you will experience more of a seasonal climate where it is more in line with the North American seasonal timeline. In the South of Mexico, you will find that the climate mirrors the rest of Central America with a semi-equatorial two season climate. This will mean that in December, southern regions like Yucatan and southern Baja, California will be pleasant and warm, while the interior climate in places like Chihuahua and Mexico City will experience a milder daytime climate with chilly nights. Read more
What is the cheapest time of year to go to Mexico?
Like most popular vacation destinations, there is a peak season and low season. This can determine the cheapest and most expensive months to visit. This same rule follows when visiting Mexico, the low season- which can mean rainy season, will be the cheapest months to visit. The end of April, May, September, and the beginning of October, are the typical rainy season months where you can usually find reduced prices and deals. It is worth noting that spring breakers will descend onto places, like Cancun, in April looking for the best deals- so keep this in mind when booking your spring vacation.
What is the rainy season in Mexico?
The rainy season in Mexico begins in May/June and can last through October, as you head to northern Mexico the effects of the rainy season are seen less and less. However, this shouldn’t completely put you off from visiting Mexico, as the most popular months to visit are July and August. It is important to note that this time can also mean tropical storms, such as hurricanes, and you may find yourself caught in downpour. Just act like a local and seek shelter until the storm passes, as it always will.
What is the hottest time of year in Mexico?
The hottest months in Mexico are typically March/April through June, (average) highs are 28°C / 82°F and these months are perfect for relaxing at the beach while avoiding some of the July and August crowds, which can also receive high temperatures.
How bad is the hurricane season in Mexico?
Hurricanes can truly affect the outcome of your vacation, and while they do not happen all the time it is important to keep your eye on weather forecasts and prepare as much as possible if you decide to travel to Mexico (especially the Yucatan Peninsula) during hurricane season. While there is potential for hurricanes during the rainy season, the months with the highest hurricane risk are August-November. If you decide to travel during these months, we recommend taking the proper precautions such as purchasing travel insurance, look into your accommodation’s policy on hurricanes, and alert friends and family to your itinerary. If you get caught in a hurricane, there are precautions set in place for your safety, so always follow the guide of the local authorities, if evacuations are needed. It is less likely that you will see hurricanes the more inland you travel in Mexico, so if you are traveling during those high risk hurricane months, we recommend staying inland.