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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

Offers for Mexico

In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Mexico per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate East Mexico by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 27 27 29 30 30 31 31 31 29 28 27
Water temperature (°C) 24 30 29 34 35 35 33 33 32 30 28 27
Precipitation (mm) 61 33 26 37 64 86 55 68 78 121 66 58

Weather data from: Cancún

Climate West Mexico by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 22 23 25 27 29 31 32 33 32 30 27 23
Water temperature (°C) 22 21 22 23 26 28 30 31 31 31 28 25
Precipitation (mm) 3 2 1 0 1 3 10 21 34 6 3 2

Weather data from: La Paz

Climate Central Mexico by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 21 23 25 25 23 21 21 21 20 20 19
Precipitation (mm) 8 9 10 11 48 96 134 116 92 54 17 4

Weather data from: Mexico City

Climate North Mexico by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 16 20 23 27 30 32 29 29 27 25 20 17
Precipitation (mm) 4 3 4 9 12 27 89 80 53 14 9 8

Weather data from: Chihuahua

Climate South Mexico by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 28 29 30 29 29 29 28 29 28 26
Water temperature (°C) 27 27 26 27 29 30 31 31 31 31 30 28
Precipitation (mm) 12 12 6 2 9 53 113 124 111 104 30 30

Weather data from: Puerto Vallarta




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Climate 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 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 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 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 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.

Click on a region of Mexico to view the climate:

Climate East Mexico (Cancún) by month

East Mexico has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for East Mexico is 29° degrees and there is about 753 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 92 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 27 27 29 30 30 31 31 31 29 28 27
Night temp. (°C) 22 23 23 25 26 27 27 27 27 26 24 23
Water temp. (°C) 24 30 29 34 35 35 33 33 32 30 28 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 61 33 26 37 64 86 55 68 78 121 66 58
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

Weather data from: Cancún

Climate West Mexico (La Paz) by month

West Mexico has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for West Mexico is 28° degrees and there is about 88 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 319 days a year with an average humidity of 60% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 22 23 25 27 29 31 32 33 32 30 27 23
Night temp. (°C) 17 17 18 19 21 24 26 27 26 24 21 18
Water temp. (°C) 22 21 22 23 26 28 30 31 31 31 28 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 2 1 0 1 3 10 21 34 6 3 2
Days with rain 2 1 1 1 1 1 6 7 7 4 1 2
Dry days 29 27 30 29 30 29 25 24 23 27 29 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 10 10 11 12 12 12 11 10 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5

Weather data from: La Paz

Climate Central Mexico (Mexico City) by month

Central Mexico has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for Central Mexico is 21° degrees and there is about 599 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 152 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 21 23 25 25 23 21 21 21 20 20 19
Night temp. (°C) 6 8 9 11 12 12 11 11 11 9 8 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 8 9 10 11 48 96 134 116 92 54 17 4
Days with rain 4 5 7 7 14 22 28 28 25 16 8 4
Dry days 27 23 24 23 17 8 3 3 5 15 22 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 11 11 9 10 9 9 8 9
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4

Weather data from: Mexico City

Climate North Mexico (Chihuahua) by month

North Mexico has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for North Mexico is 25° degrees and there is about 313 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 249 days a year with an average humidity of 39% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 16 20 23 27 30 32 29 29 27 25 20 17
Night temp. (°C) 4 6 9 12 15 21 20 19 16 13 8 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 3 4 9 12 27 89 80 53 14 9 8
Days with rain 3 2 3 5 4 10 19 17 16 6 3 3
Dry days 28 26 28 25 27 20 12 14 14 25 27 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 4 4 5 6 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 3

Weather data from: Chihuahua

Climate South Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) by month

South Mexico has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for South Mexico is 28° degrees and there is about 605 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 196 days a year with an average humidity of 73% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 28 29 30 29 29 29 28 29 28 26
Night temp. (°C) 17 16 17 17 19 22 22 22 22 21 19 17
Water temp. (°C) 27 27 26 27 29 30 31 31 31 31 30 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 12 12 6 2 9 53 113 124 111 104 30 30
Days with rain 5 4 3 2 4 15 27 27 24 20 10 7
Dry days 26 24 28 28 27 15 4 4 6 11 20 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Weather data from: Puerto Vallarta


Mexico weather by month

What is the average Mexico weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Mexico weather

The weather for Mexico over the next 14 days will be 17°C till 24° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Mexico is based on the weather in Mexico City.

5-day weather forecast Mexico

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
30 november
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23°C
15°C
0 mm
5 m/s
Thursday
1 december
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21°C
12°C
0 mm
3 m/s
Friday
2 december
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22°C
13°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Saturday
3 december
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22°C
14°C
0.2 mm
3 m/s
Sunday
4 december
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21°C
14°C
0 mm
3 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Mexico


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Mexico?

Mexico lies in a straight line about 13,623 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Mexico City).

How long is the flight to Mexico?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Mexico is approximately 18 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in Mexico?

These are the largest airports in Mexico:

  • Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City
  • Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Guadalajara
  • General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY) in Monterrey
  • Hermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC) in Puebla
  • General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport (TIJ) in Tijuana
  • Licenciado Adolfo Lopez Mateos International Airport (TLC) in Toluca
  • Abraham González International Airport (CJS) in Ciudad Juárez
  • Francisco Sarabia International Airport (TRC) in Torreon
  • Ponciano Arriaga International Airport (SLP) in San Luis Potosí
  • Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport (MID) in Mérida

Airports on the well-known islands of Mexico:

  • Cozumel
    Cozumel International Airport (CZM) in San Miguel de Cozumel

How many inhabitants does Mexico have?

Mexico has 124,286,623 inhabitants.

How big is Mexico?

The surface area of Mexico is 1,964,375 km². It is 2,5x bigger than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Mexico?

The capital of Mexico is Mexico City.

What is the currency of Mexico?

In Mexico, the Mexican peso (MXN) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 30 November 2022

  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 0.13 Mexican peso
  • 1 Mexican peso = 7.90 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 12.67 Mexican peso
  • 100 Mexican peso = 789.61 Pakistani rupee

What is the area code of Mexico?

The area code to call Mexico is +52.

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