Best Time to Visit Mexico

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Mexico. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Mexico City , Mérida, La Paz und Monterrey. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Mexico for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 7 °C to 36 °C
Waves Symbol 22 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.0811.18 in (0 – 21 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 16 °C (Mexico City ) and 27.2 °C (Cancun)
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Geography & General

Mexico (Spanish: Mexico) is a state in North America, only the southern part of the country – about 12% of the total area – belongs geographically to Central America.

The largest Spanish-speaking country in the world borders the USA in the north and Guatemala and Belize in the south. With an area of almost two million square kilometres, Mexico is almost six times as large as the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Important regions of the country include the Yucatán peninsula with Playa del Carmen and the neighbouring tourist stronghold Cancun, the famous coastal town Acapulco on the Pacific, the Mayan stronghold San Cristóbal de las Casas and the border town Tijuana. Besides the capital Mexico City, the major cities of Monterrey, Puebla and Guadalajara are of enormous economic importance.

Mexico is a very diverse country with exciting geology. The largest part is dominated by the striking highland block, whose edge mountains tower up like rock walls in front of the lowlands of the coastal areas.

Mexico’s biodiversity is particularly outstanding: With 763 reptile species, the country ranks first worldwide and second among the world’s richest countries in 448 mammal species. The highest elevations are the Citlaltépetl, Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl mountains (all over 5000 metres).

Climate in Mexico

Strand von Puerto Moreles in Mexiko (Alexander Mirschel)  Copyright 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in Mexico is as varied as its altitudes and landscapes. The regional climate conditions therefore differ from subtropical to alpine to a classic desert climate.

Southeast Mexico is considered moist in summer and has tropical characteristics, while the west on the border with California has more of a winter rain climate. In the most important tourist regions, especially Yucatan and the area around Cancun, there are only minor temperature fluctuations.

The high humidity and the usually enormous temperatures in May herald an extended rainy season in the southeast, the central highlands and some Pacific coastal regions. From June to September, rainfall is the highest in the country.

In the course of September, the hurricane season on the coasts of Mexico reaches its peak. October stands for a change in most parts of the country, while in Yucatán there are still heavy showers to be expected. From November, the dry season ensures stability.

Best Time to Visit Mexico: Overview

JanuaryJan
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mostly Perfectmostly perfect climate in Mexico
FebruaryFeb
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mostly Perfectmostly perfect climate in Mexico
MarchMar
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AprilApr
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mostly Perfectmostly perfect climate in Mexico
MayMay
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increasingly wet and hot
JuneJun
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sticky and hot in most regions
JulyJul
Rainy SeasonRainy Season
sticky and hot in most regions
AugustAug
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sticky and hot in most regions
SeptemberSep
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very wet in most regions
OctoberOct
End of Rainy SeasonRainy Season
still quite sticky
NovemberNov
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mostly Pleasantmostly Pleasant climate in Mexico
DecemberDec
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mostly perfectmostly perfect climate in Mexico

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Mexico) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
Mexico City January, February, March, and April
MéridaJanuary, February, March, April, October, November, and December
La Pazall except June, July, August, and September
MonterreyJanuary, February, March, and April
CancunJanuary, February, March, April, November, and December
Playa del CarmenJanuary, February, March, April, May, November, and December
TulumJanuary, February, March, April, and December

Climate Charts Mexico

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Mexico City

Climate Chart Mexico City
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Mérida

Climate Chart Mérida
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La Paz

Climate Chart La Paz
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Monterrey

Climate Chart Monterrey
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Day Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Mexico

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Mexico, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Mexico City

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature21°23°25°27°27°25°23°23°23°23°22°21°
Night Temperature10°11°12°13°12°12°12°10°
Precipitation (inch)0.350.350.511.062.286.187.26.815.672.40.240.31
Rainy days22361317211815832
Hours of Sunshine787765555676
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Mexico City is 16 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: May (18.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (13.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 33.39 inch on 110 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): July
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 7.2 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Mexico City .

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, February is the sunniest month with an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Mérida (Mexico)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°30°33°35°36°35°34°34°33°32°30°30°
Night Temperature18°18°20°21°23°23°23°23°23°21°19°18°
Water Temperature25°25°25°26°27°28°28°29°28°27°27°26°
Precipitation (inch)1.021.020.940.912.485.676.386.427.093.71.651.34
Rainy days4433612161516965
Hours of Sunshine778998887777
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Mérida is 26 °C.

Warmest month: May (28.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (22.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Mérida is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 38.62 inch on 99 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): September
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 7.09 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Mérida.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in La Paz (Mexico)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature23°24°26°29°33°34°36°35°35°32°29°25°
Night Temperature13°13°13°15°17°19°23°24°24°20°17°14°
Water Temperature23°22°22°23°25°27°28°29°28°28°27°25°
Precipitation (inch)0.550.20.080.120.080.080.711.572.40.630.240.59
Rainy days300000463201
Hours of Sunshine8891011119710987
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in La Paz is 23.9 °C.

Warmest month: August (29.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (17.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in La Paz is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 7.24 inch on 19 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in La Paz.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Monterrey (Mexico)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature20°23°26°30°31°33°34°34°31°27°24°21°
Night Temperature11°13°18°20°22°22°22°21°17°13°10°
Precipitation (inch)0.670.830.591.11.52.832.243.236.853.740.940.63
Rainy days553686489734
Hours of Sunshine555567875544
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Monterrey is 22.3 °C.

Warmest month: July (28.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (14.9 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 25.16 inch on 68 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Monterrey.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.4 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Mexico City (Station Mexico City)
fog     fog, 13.5 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 4 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1026 hPa       Humidity: 87 %
Last updated: 20th Sep 2019, 01:46 pm
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Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 14 %Clouds: 6 %Clouds: 89 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 0 %
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Important Regions and Cities

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Mexico: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 6 reviews for Mexico holiday already. Average rating is 4.7 of 5 stars.
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    michael, 47 years old was there in October

    every day sun at night partly a little bit rain high humidity but again and again gladly

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sylvie, 38 years old was there in December

    dry, pleasant, mostly around 30 degrees, short showers at most at night (during the day at most a few drops – 5 min.), refreshing breeze in the evening

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Veselinka, 61 years old was there in February

    Warm, sunny, warm water, cheap, good food, good entertainment, clean, many places of interest

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Daniel, 34 years old was there in June

    Sunny, pleasantly warm and hardly any rain. One evening there were a few showers, nothing else to complain about.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Nancy, 50 years old was there in December

    There is a high humidity and during the day it can be slightly cloudy. In 14 days there were two short periods of rain and a meaningful storm. Otherwise the temperatures are always between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Uwe, 56 years old was there in April

    very warm and sunny, mostly dry, occasionally short warm showers

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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