The best times to visit Tapachula for ideal weather are

November 19th to April 22nd

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



Other Tapachula Travel Info

Weather in Tapachula


Average temperatures in Tapachula vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th 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 Tapachula, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 97.9°F (36.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.4°F (21.9°C) at night.

Tapachula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Tapachula 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.

Tapachula Perceived Temperature (F)


Tapachula Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Tapachula 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 95.1 83.2 71.6
Feb 96.4 82.8 72.7
Mar 97.5 83.7 74
Apr 97.5 84.5 75.5
May 95 83.6 75.6
Jun 91.8 81.9 75.3
Jul 92.4 82.1 75
Aug 92.1 81.5 74.7
Sep 91.3 80.8 74.7
Oct 91.1 80.7 74.1
Nov 92.4 82 74
Dec 93.9 82.8 71.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 35.1 28.4 22
Feb 35.8 28.2 22.6
Mar 36.4 28.7 23.3
Apr 36.4 29.2 24.2
May 35 28.7 24.2
Jun 33.2 27.7 24.1
Jul 33.6 27.8 23.9
Aug 33.4 27.5 23.7
Sep 32.9 27.1 23.7
Oct 32.8 27.1 23.4
Nov 33.6 27.8 23.3
Dec 34.4 28.2 22



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tapachula are January, February, 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 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 September with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

When can you find snow in Tapachula? 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 Tapachula.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tapachula (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0.2
Feb 1% 0 0
Mar 4% 0 1.4
Apr 10% 0 1.9
May 28% 0 7.7
Jun 44% 0 12
Jul 35% 0 8.2
Aug 40% 0 11
Sep 47% 0 14.4
Oct 42% 0 14.8
Nov 11% 0 2.8
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0.5
Feb 1 0 0
Mar 4 0 3.6
Apr 10 0 4.8
May 28 0 19.6
Jun 44 0 30.5
Jul 35 0 20.8
Aug 40 0 27.9
Sep 47 0 36.6
Oct 42 0 37.6
Nov 11 0 7.1
Dec 1 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Tapachula has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (56.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (77.2%).

Wind in Tapachula is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.5 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.8%
Feb 58.6%
Mar 58.5%
Apr 62.2%
May 69.4%
Jun 75%
Jul 72.8%
Aug 74.9%
Sep 77.2%
Oct 76.2%
Nov 68.4%
Dec 59.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Tapachula?

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 Tapachula, Mexico is February, followed by January and April. 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 Tapachula 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

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 47.3 in October means 47.3% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Tapachula Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 97.9°F (36.6°C) and 91°F (32.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 9 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 11 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Tapachula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 93.2°F (34°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 3 to 14 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 Tapachula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.4°F (36.3°C) and 93.2°F (34°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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