The best times to visit Mexico City for ideal weather are
January 29th to May 13th
October 1st to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mexico City Travel Guide
Weather in Mexico City
Average temperatures in Mexico City vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 80th 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 Mexico City, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 82.3°F (27.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.6°F (13.7°C) at night.
Mexico City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mexico City 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.
Mexico City Perceived Temperature (F)
Mexico City Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mexico City 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 Mexico City are December, February, and then January. 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in Mexico City? 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 Mexico City.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mexico City (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
Mexico City has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (36.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (64.4%).
Wind in Mexico City is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by June and August. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mexico City.
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||4.3||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.1||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.9||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.7||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.7||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.3||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mexico City?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 13, 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 Mexico City, Mexico is February, followed by January 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 Mexico City 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 Mexico City Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 75.8°F (24.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mexico City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 73.1°F (22.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Mexico City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 68.1°F (20.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.