The best times to visit Mexico for ideal weather are
April 9th to July 29th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mexico Travel Guide
Other Mexico Travel Info
Weather in Mexico
Average temperatures in Mexico vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 64th 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, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 88°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.1°F (11.7°C) at night.
Mexico Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mexico 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 Perceived Temperature (F)
Mexico Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mexico 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 are December, March, 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 early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Mexico? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Mexico is often around around December 10th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Mexico.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mexico (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 has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (21.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (56.4%).
Wind in Mexico is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.2 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 late January 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.
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||4.1||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.4||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.2||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.6||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mexico?
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 Mexico, Mexico is January, followed by June and July. 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 in October. 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 Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 76.8°F (24.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Mexico, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 72.3°F (22.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 8 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Mexico to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.9°F (26.6°C) and 67.8°F (19.9°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.