The best times to visit Merida for ideal weather are
November 26th to February 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Merida Travel Guide
Weather in Merida
Average temperatures in Merida vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th 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 Merida, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 102°F (38.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.8°F (23.2°C) at night.
Merida Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Merida Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Merida Perceived Temperature (F)
Merida Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Merida 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Merida are March, December, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Merida? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Merida.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Merida (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Merida has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (75.6%).
Wind in Merida is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.2 MPH or 18.1 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 mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Merida.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.4||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.6||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.8||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.8||Gentle breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
|May||9.4||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.9||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.9||Light breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.1||Light breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.7||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.1||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.4||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Merida?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 19, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Merida, 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 Merida 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
Overall Merida Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 102°F (38.9°C) and 92°F (33.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Merida, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 95.3°F (35.2°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 10 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 Merida to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 86°F (30°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.