The best times to visit Cozumel for ideal weather are

November 26th to March 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Cozumel Travel Info

Weather in Cozumel

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cozumel vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cozumel, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 88.9°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F (23.9°C) at night.

Cozumel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cozumel Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Cozumel Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cozumel Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cozumel Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 78.8 72.7 66.6
Feb 79.9 73 67.1
Mar 81.2 74 67.4
Apr 84.4 77.4 70.4
May 86.9 79.8 72.7
Jun 86.5 80.6 74.8
Jul 87.7 81.2 74.7
Aug 88.6 81.2 74.4
Sep 87.2 80.5 74.3
Oct 83.9 77.9 72.8
Nov 81.2 74.8 69.1
Dec 79.6 73.3 67.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26 22.6 19.2
Feb 26.6 22.8 19.5
Mar 27.3 23.3 19.7
Apr 29.1 25.2 21.3
May 30.5 26.6 22.6
Jun 30.3 27 23.8
Jul 30.9 27.3 23.7
Aug 31.4 27.3 23.6
Sep 30.7 26.9 23.5
Oct 28.8 25.5 22.7
Nov 27.3 23.8 20.6
Dec 26.4 22.9 19.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cozumel are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Cozumel? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cozumel.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cozumel (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 1% 0 0.2
May 0% 0 0
Jun 1% 0 0.3
Jul 1% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 1% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 1 0 0.5
May 0 0 0
Jun 1 0 0.8
Jul 1 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 1 0 0.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Cozumel has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (71.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (80.7%).

Wind in Cozumel is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and January. March’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cozumel.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Nov 6.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.2%
Feb 76.6%
Mar 71.9%
Apr 73%
May 73.3%
Jun 78.9%
Jul 77.7%
Aug 78.1%
Sep 80.7%
Oct 80.4%
Nov 76.2%
Dec 75.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cozumel?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Mexico; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cozumel, Mexico is January, followed by February and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cozumel in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 33.7 in December means 33.7% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Cozumel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 80.1°F (26.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Cozumel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 80.4°F (26.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Cozumel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.6°F (27°C) and 78.3°F (25.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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