The best times to visit Yucatan Peninsula for ideal weather are
November 12th 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.
Yucatan Peninsula Travel Guide
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Weather in Yucatan Peninsula
Average temperatures in Yucatan Peninsula vary 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 21st 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 Yucatan Peninsula, the hottest months are May, June, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 101°F (38.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.2°F (23.4°C) at night.
Yucatan Peninsula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Yucatan Peninsula 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.
Yucatan Peninsula Perceived Temperature (F)
Yucatan Peninsula Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Yucatan Peninsula 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 Yucatan Peninsula are April, March, 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 late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Yucatan Peninsula? 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 Yucatan Peninsula.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yucatan Peninsula (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
Yucatan Peninsula has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (58% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.2%).
Wind in Yucatan Peninsula is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.1 MPH or 17.9 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 19.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Yucatan Peninsula.
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||7.7||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.9||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9||Gentle breeze||17.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.7||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|May||9.7||Gentle breeze||18.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.6||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Jul||7.7||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.8||Light breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yucatan Peninsula?
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 Yucatan Peninsula, 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 Yucatan Peninsula in September. 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 Yucatan Peninsula Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 101°F (38.3°C) and 89.9°F (32.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 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 7 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Yucatan Peninsula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 94.2°F (34.6°C) and 86°F (30°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 10 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 Yucatan Peninsula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.8°F (33.8°C) and 84.9°F (29.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.