Mexico is a true paradise for tourists. The diverse country has so much to offer to people of all ages. With itsgreat culture and delicious cuisine, it attracts tourists from all across the world. In addition, it has majestic landscapes which consist of breathtaking beaches, ancient ruins, lively cities and much more. It also has jungles where you can witness exotic animals including howler monkeys, and there are mountains where you can enjoy trekking and hiking. Mexico also hosts a number of colorful festivals throughout the year where you can connect with the locals and feel the essence of Mexican culture. You also don’t want to miss out on the rich Mexican history: from museums to ruins to historical centers, Mexico has a lot of interesting things to offer.
Mexico is a huge country with numerous places to explore and plenty of activities to enjoy. Just like that, the country’s weather varies from region to region. In one region it might be dry and hot, while in another, it is cold and vice versa. The Mexican climate consists of four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Ultimately, there is no bad time to visit Mexico, but people have different preferences when it comes to weather. Some like to be out in the sunshine while others prefer the cold. Therefore, in order to help you decide which is the best time for you to visit Mexico, we are presenting you a month-by-month guide. Read on and plan your trip accordingly!
January is undoubtedly an ideal time to visit Mexico.The temperatures and humidity levels are surprisingly pleasant, and attract vacationers residing in the northern hemisphere who want to escape the brutal winters of their countries. Central Mexico is very dry and chilly in January, so it might be a good idea to stick to the east coast.The average temperature during January is 28 °C which drops down to 18 °C at night. You don’t have to pack a lot of winter clothes as the weather is bearable and really not too cold.
February is mostly dry and sunny in Mexico. You can enjoy up to nine hours of sunshine and comfortable day and night temperatures, which don’t exceed 31 °C, and don’t fall below 21 °C. There are also no rainy days expected at all, so you can plan tours without having to worry. The sea is also very warm and ideal for swimming and other water activities. The resorts of Cancun and Riviera of Maya are ideal getaway locations to enjoy your time in Mexico.
March is regarded as one of the busiest months in Mexico, especially the area around Yucatan’s paradise shores. The sun, sea, and sand are the major highlights which convince people to visit the place. As this month is also the time when college students of the United States are on their spring break, you can expect to meet not only usual tourists bu tlots of college students as well. As the average daily temperatures and humidity levels remain pleasant, with the water temperatures being pretty cool, March is a good time to visit Mexico.
The average daily temperatures begin to slowly rise as the month of April comes by. Waters become warmer and more pleasant for swimming and diving. Even though the humidity also increases throughout the country, it is officially the driest month the Caribbean Coast gets to experience in the entire year, with only three rainy days. As for Mexico City, the weather remains delightful. The average temperature remains around 27 °C although it can alsodramaticallydrop to 10 °C.
The daily temperatures in May continue to rise, but not above 32°C, making it very pleasant to go out and enjoy the destinations and activities offered during this month.The month of May is also very dry, so your tours are unlikely to be interrupted by unexpected rainfalls. Riviera Maya is expected to have no more than five rainy days on average. The temperatures tend to be pleasant during the nights with an average of 22 °C in a majority of the areas. The sea temperature is also very pleasant making it ideal for swimming.
June marks the official start of the summer season in Mexico. As the month goes by, the humidity levels increase significantly and so do the chances of rainfalls and hurricanes. However, June is definitely not the peak season for hurricanes or storms to occur, so there is not much to worry about. The Maximum temperatures climb up to 33 °C, making it slightly uncomfortable with the high humidity. But then again, this month marks the start of the sharkwatching season, with designated shark watching hours and tours and excellent diving opportunities.
July might not be the best time to visit the country as the humidity levels increase to uncomfortable, stifling 97% and maximum temperatures around 33°C. The number of sunny hours also falls to five a day, as the days remain mostly cloudy and rainy. However, if you are still planning to visit Mexico during this month, swimming in the sea might be a good way to refresh yourself. Mexico City, Cancun and Tulum are good options to explore in July.
Pretty much like July, August is also really warm and humid. The temperatures rise as the month progresses, along with the humidity. The expected hours of sunshine remain at mere five a day, with increasing chances of rain. It is regarded as the warmest month of the year. The humidity makes it even more difficult to enjoy vacations in August. Moreover, there is a high probability of dangerous storms. You can visit the beach resorts to escape the extreme heat of Mexico.
The risk of hurricanes hitting the Caribbean coast of the country is very high in September. While September is the wettest month of the year, one still gets to experience good sunny days and better climate as the average temperatures fall in the course of the month. The maximum is around 33 °C whereas it can drop down to 24 °C during the night.
While the hot weather of September comes to an end, the risk of tropical storms along the coast is persistent in October, as the month is still one of the peak months of the hurricane season. However, the chances that one will actually meet a deadly storm are pretty low, so you can still enjoy your vacation there. Cancun is an ideal place to visit in October where you can experience average temperature of 31 °C with a lot of sunshine. However, the temperature may drop to 21 °C during the night. Other than Cancun, you can visit many other destinations where the weather is hot and humid.
November in Mexico is marked with excellent weather; dry, cool and less humid climates, with sunshine hours climbing up to delightful eight hours per day. Even though this time of the year is considerably free of rain, one might expect one day of rain. But that is soon followed by plenty of beautiful sunshine. Moreover, November is also the right time to visit Mexico if you wish to roam the land without having many people around, as people who want to enjoy festive days do not arrive before December.The temperature in November stays around 29 °C but it can drop down to 24 °C.
Decembers marks the high season in Mexico, with crowds coming to the country from all over the world to enjoy festivals such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The Caribbean coast is particularly busy around this time with both locals and foreigners andas the temperatures are around pleasant 24 °C, Mexico offers unlimited recreational activities during this month.
CONCLUSION –THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MEXICO:
If you are after lots of sunshine, visit Mexico between December and April. During these months, the temperaturesare very pleasant, and you can witness clear blue skies. However, for party lovers, March and April are the ideal months. The rainy season is from May to September which you might want to avoid as it can get stormy in a few parts of the country and hurricanesare also expected. The highest chances of hurricanesare expected in September and October.
No matter what month you are planning to visit, make sure to check the weather forecast first. Plan your trip keeping our guideline in your mind so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest! If you’re interested in finding out more information on Mexico or any other country you’d like to visit, take a look at Backpackertrail. The German start-up knows all about backpacking and will help you with planning your adventure, so you get the best out of your travels and experience the beauty and diversity of our planet. You will find information on food, activities, places and so much more. Enjoy your trip!