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Average climate of Mexico

The climate of Mexico has an average yearly temperature of 27°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 22°C and rise to 31°C.

Annually, about 640 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Mexico.

The best time to visit Mexico is January until May, July and October until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Mexico.

The hurricane season in Yucatán lasts from early June to late November.

Temperature 22 to 31°C
Rain 640 mm
The climate of Mexico
  • Average yearly temperature: 27°C
  • Highest temperature: 31°C in May
  • Lowest temperature: 22°C in December
  • Precipitation: 640 mm per year, averaging 53 mm per month
  • Driest months: 12 mm in December, 13 mm in February and 18 mm in April
  • Wettest months: 132 mm in September, 95 mm in August and 92 mm in June

Climate table Mexico

The climate table for Mexico shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 23 25 27 29 31 29 29 28 25 25 24 22
Nighttime temperature (°C) 8 8 10 11 17 16 16 15 14 12 10 7
Precipitation (mm) 20 13 27 18 65 92 73 95 132 68 25 12
UV Index 7 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7
Hurricane season Yucatán Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

Temperature per month in Mexico

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Mexico

Temperature per month in Mexico

Precipitation per month in Mexico

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Mexico.

Precipitation per month in Mexico

UV index per month in Mexico

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Mexico.

UV index per month in Mexico

Yearly temperature in Mexico

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Mexico, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Mexico

Yearly total precipitation in Mexico

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Mexico.

Precipitation per year in Mexico

More climate information about 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.

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.

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

Weather experiences in Mexico

The weather in Mexico is rated an average of 4,1 out of 5 stars by 14 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good

In the afternoon it has been hot, not extreme but it has reached 25°, now at 11:09 the temperature is 20°, the heat sensation is not strong, it is warm, it is not hot and it has not rained.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Sunshine almost every day, hot but not stifling. The sea was wonderful for swimming. Truly a paradise vacation, highly recommended for beach lovers!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Nice weather in November. Mostly sunny with some light rain showers. Good balance for various activities.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

December had surprisingly good weather. Sunny and pleasant, perfect for a winter sun vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

August was warm, but often too humid. It felt muggy, which made activities outside less enjoyable— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor

Lots of rain and sometimes violent storms in September. Disappointing for our vacation plans.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Warm enough for the beach, but not too hot for other activities.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Warm, but with unexpected rain showers— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Sunny days with occasional light showers. Ideal for a mix of relaxation and adventure.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Perfect weather! Sunny, but not too hot. Ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the local culture.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor

Lots of rain and sometimes stormy. Outdoor activities were almost impossible.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

Lots of rain showers, but also sunny moments. Good for nature, but less so for our beach enjoyment.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

The weather was pleasant. Sunny and warm during the day, perfect for beach visits. Evenings were cooler, so a light jacket was needed.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Blessedly hot again!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Mexico per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Mexico and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Mexico, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.

Islands in Mexico