Mexico Weather Info

Here you can find all about Mexico Weather to plan your perfect vacation.

In Mexico climate is determined by altitude over sea level, geographic latitude and atmospheric conditions. The country has a very diverse climate which can be classified by temperature in hot and template, and by humidity in very humid, moderately humid and dry.

Mexico Weather by Region

Yucatan Peninsula Weather

This Yucatan Peninsula section covers weather Cancun Mexico, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, and Merida.

Weather is hot and humid in the summer. Rain precipitation is between 1000mm to 1500mm (40 to 60 inches) per year. Most of the rain happens from June to October. The good thing is that rain is usually short spanned and intense. Less rain falls from December to April which makes it ideal weather to enjoy the beach. Hurricane season is from June to November. Although there have been intense hurricanes passing directly through the Yucatan Peninsula, it is no common. However the hurricane activity in the Atlantic causes sporadic rain fall and intense winds during the season.

Pacific Coast Weather

The Pacific coast of Mexico is very extensive. It covers from the South in the newly developed Puerto Chiapas near Tapachula to the coast in the Cortez Gulf. The most popular tourist destinations are Bahias de Huatulco, Acapulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, and Puerto Vallarta.

Rain fall is between 750 to 1250 mm per year, with more rain towards the south. The months of June to September have the most rain which is not a lot anyway. Temperature also varies; the northern part of the pacific coast is cooler during the winter than the rest of the beach destinations in Mexico.

Hurricanes are rare in this area but possible.

Baja California Weather

The Baja California Peninsula has the least rain of the beach destinations in Mexico because is a semi-dessert. Rain fall is between 100-250 mm per year, and most of it falls between August and September. Weather in the Baja Peninsula region is great for year-round golf and fishing. The beach can best be enjoyed during the spring, summer and fall. Although in the winter you will be okay for sun bathing on the beach, you could experience some cooler days or cooler temperatures earlier in the evening. During the winter is a perfect time to see the whales in boat expedition.

Northern Mexico Weather

This region of Mexico covers the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Durango and Zacatecas. These are not beach destinations but include the US border towns and colonial towns. A large area in this region is also a semi-dessert. Rain is between 250 and 500mm (10 to 20 inches) per year. Most of the rain falls from May to October. The region has extreme weather; in the summer the weather is hot and dry while the winters are the coldest in Mexico. Some winters even have snow fall in some areas.

Central Mexico Weather

Central Mexico covers part of the states of Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro and Hidalgo. This is the heart of Mexico with dozens of colonial cities and towns in a relative short distance. The climate in this region is template in temperature due mainly to the altitude above see level. The climate gets more humid and hot as you get closer to the beach and into the region called La Huasteca which is a tropical rain forest.

Southern Mexico Weather

This region covers the states of Puebla, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. This is the area with the most rain Mexico, with more of it towards the South where there are jungles and rain forests areas. The rain fall is between 1000 and 2000 mm (40 to 80 inches). Most of the rain happens in the summer months from June to October.

In this region of Mexico you can find the best of adventure travel experiences and is excellent for nature lovers.


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