The best times to visit Playa del Carmen for ideal weather are

November 26th to April 1st

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



Other Playa del Carmen Travel Info

Weather in Playa del Carmen


Average temperatures in Playa del Carmen vary very 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 32nd 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 Playa del Carmen, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 93°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.5°F (22.5°C) at night.

Playa del Carmen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Playa del Carmen Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Playa del Carmen Perceived Temperature (F)


Playa del Carmen Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Playa del Carmen 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 82.5 71.4 63.6
Feb 87.5 72.9 64.7
Mar 89 73.9 64.7
Apr 91.7 76.1 68
May 91.5 77 69.8
Jun 90.1 77.5 71.8
Jul 90.5 78.1 71
Aug 89.8 78.6 71.6
Sep 88.9 77.6 71
Oct 87.4 75.9 69.4
Nov 83.5 73.5 66.6
Dec 82.6 72.7 66.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.1 21.9 17.6
Feb 30.8 22.7 18.2
Mar 31.7 23.3 18.2
Apr 33.2 24.5 20
May 33.1 25 21
Jun 32.3 25.3 22.1
Jul 32.5 25.6 21.7
Aug 32.1 25.9 22
Sep 31.6 25.3 21.7
Oct 30.8 24.4 20.8
Nov 28.6 23.1 19.2
Dec 28.1 22.6 18.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Playa del Carmen are March, April, and then December. 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 February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

When can you find snow in Playa del Carmen? 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 Playa del Carmen.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Playa del Carmen (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 2.1
Feb 8% 0 0.8
Mar 3% 0 0.4
Apr 5% 0 1.4
May 10% 0 3.2
Jun 19% 0 3.6
Jul 20% 0 3.6
Aug 21% 0 3.5
Sep 29% 0 5.7
Oct 17% 0 3.5
Nov 9% 0 1.8
Dec 7% 0 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 5.3
Feb 8 0 2
Mar 3 0 1
Apr 5 0 3.6
May 10 0 8.1
Jun 19 0 9.1
Jul 20 0 9.1
Aug 21 0 8.9
Sep 29 0 14.5
Oct 17 0 8.9
Nov 9 0 4.6
Dec 7 0 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Playa del Carmen has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (70.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (84.2%).

Wind in Playa del Carmen is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Playa del Carmen.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 5.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
May 6 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.3 Significant breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.5%
Feb 71.7%
Mar 70.4%
Apr 73.4%
May 76.2%
Jun 84.1%
Jul 82%
Aug 81.9%
Sep 82.6%
Oct 84.2%
Nov 79.3%
Dec 80.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Playa del Carmen?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Playa del Carmen, 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 Playa del Carmen 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

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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 33.7 in December means 33.7% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Playa del Carmen Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93°F (33.9°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Playa del Carmen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 82°F (27.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 9 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 Playa del Carmen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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