The best times to visit Mexico for ideal weather are

November 5th to March 18th

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

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Weather in Mexico

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mexico vary 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 Mexico, the hottest months are June, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 90.7°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.2°F (20.7°C) at night.

Mexico Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mexico 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.

Mexico Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mexico Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 77 65 53
Feb 80 67.6 54.7
Mar 83.5 71 57.7
Apr 87.7 75.5 62
May 89.8 78.3 65.8
Jun 90.1 79.6 69
Jul 88.7 78.8 69.3
Aug 89.4 79.2 69.4
Sep 87.1 77.3 68.3
Oct 85.3 74.5 63.8
Nov 80.9 69.6 58.2
Dec 78 66.1 54.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25 18.3 11.7
Feb 26.7 19.8 12.6
Mar 28.6 21.7 14.3
Apr 30.9 24.2 16.7
May 32.1 25.7 18.8
Jun 32.3 26.4 20.6
Jul 31.5 26 20.7
Aug 31.9 26.2 20.8
Sep 30.6 25.2 20.2
Oct 29.6 23.6 17.7
Nov 27.2 20.9 14.6
Dec 25.6 18.9 12.3


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mexico 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 mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Mexico? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around August, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Mexico is often around around December 17th 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mexico (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 3% 7 0.5
Feb 3% 28 0.4
Mar 2% 39.8 0.4
Apr 2% 0 0.4
May 6% 0 1
Jun 13% 0 2.8
Jul 16% 11.8 3.3
Aug 15% 43.3 3.3
Sep 18% 18.1 4.1
Oct 8% 11.4 2
Nov 4% 2.4 0.8
Dec 2% 30.1 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 17.8 1.3
Feb 3 71.1 1
Mar 2 101.1 1
Apr 2 0 1
May 6 0 2.5
Jun 13 0 7.1
Jul 16 30 8.4
Aug 15 110 8.4
Sep 18 46 10.4
Oct 8 29 5.1
Nov 4 6.1 2
Dec 2 76.5 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Mexico has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.1%).

Wind in Mexico is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 10.9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.1 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.7 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.8 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.2%
Feb 52.2%
Mar 48%
Apr 46.4%
May 49%
Jun 56.6%
Jul 62.1%
Aug 62%
Sep 66.1%
Oct 60.2%
Nov 57.9%
Dec 56.5%

 

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 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 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

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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 74.4 in October means 74.4% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Mexico Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 5 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 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 78.8°F (26°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 Mexico to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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