The best times to visit Palenque for ideal weather are

January 1st 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.

 

 


Other Palenque Travel Info

Weather in Palenque

Temperature

Average temperatures in Palenque vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Palenque, the hottest months are May, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 96.4°F (35.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.

Palenque Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Palenque 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.

Palenque Perceived Temperature (F)

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Palenque Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Palenque 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 80.9 74.1 67.9
Feb 84.4 76.5 69
Mar 88 79.3 70.1
Apr 93.4 84.2 74.2
May 94.6 85.9 76.2
Jun 93.1 84.7 76.3
Jul 93.3 84.7 76
Aug 92.9 84.4 76.1
Sep 90.3 82.9 75.8
Oct 87.3 80.6 74.2
Nov 84.2 77.4 70.6
Dec 82.9 75.7 68.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.2 23.4 19.9
Feb 29.1 24.7 20.6
Mar 31.1 26.3 21.2
Apr 34.1 29 23.4
May 34.8 29.9 24.6
Jun 33.9 29.3 24.6
Jul 34.1 29.3 24.4
Aug 33.8 29.1 24.5
Sep 32.4 28.3 24.3
Oct 30.7 27 23.4
Nov 29 25.2 21.4
Dec 28.3 24.3 20.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Palenque are February, 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 January with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Palenque? 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 Palenque.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palenque (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 2% 0 0.3
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 1% 0 0
Jul 1% 0 0.3
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.3
Oct 2% 0 0.4
Nov 2% 0 0.5
Dec 1% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.8
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 1 0 0
Jul 1 0 0.8
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.8
Oct 2 0 1
Nov 2 0 1.3
Dec 1 0 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Palenque has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (60.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (76.9%).

Wind in Palenque is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by March and June. July’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.8 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 6.4 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.8 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
May 6.7 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jul 7.7 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Aug 6.1 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 5.4 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.9%
Feb 71.6%
Mar 65%
Apr 60.9%
May 60.9%
Jun 66.6%
Jul 64.8%
Aug 67%
Sep 72.9%
Oct 74.5%
Nov 74%
Dec 75.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Palenque?

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 Palenque, Mexico is January, followed by March and February. 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 Palenque in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.4 in November means 46.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Palenque Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.4°F (35.8°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°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 moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Palenque, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 83°F (28.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Palenque to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 80.2°F (26.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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