Mexico Weather

Summary:
Mexico's climate is less variable and warmer than it's neighbors to the north. The main factors in Mexico's climate variation is that of its topography and its position between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of the country is also mountainous with major ranges in the east, west, and south of Mexico City.

Bordering the Gulf of Mexico are lowlands characterized by hotter, more humid climate than the higher elevations of the country. The coast and lowlands are hot and humid all year. The interior highlands are milder and drier, but can become freezing between December and February. Rainfall is scarce throughout most of the country.

Rainy Season: May through October except for the northern region which is primarily a desert.
Warmest Months: July to September on Pacific Coast, April and May in Southern Mexico, and most of the year on Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun)
Coolest Months: December through February, except the Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun) which is always warm and temperate.
Hurricane Season: The same as the southern US, i.e., June through October. Strong storms can affect weather on both coasts.

Weather By Region:
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Northern Mexico

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature
60 65 68 76 81 83 85 83 79 73 66 59
Avg. Max Temperature
74 78 82 90 94 95 98 95 90 83 78 72
Avg. Min Temperature
49 53 57 64 70 73 73 73 70 64 57 50
Avg. Rain Days
3 2 3 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 2

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Pacific Coast

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature
79 79 79 80 83 84 84 84 83 83 82 80
Avg. Max Temperature
88 88 88 89 91 92 92 92 90 91 90 89
Avg. Min Temperature
69 69 69 68 73 75 75 75 75 75 73 71
Avg. Rain Days
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 5 1 0 0

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Central Mexico (Mexico City)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature
58 60 64 67 68 66 64 63 62 62 60 59
Avg. Max Temperature
72 74 78 81 81 78 75 74 74 73 73 72
Avg. Min Temperature
45 48 50 55 56 56 54 55 55 53 49 47
Avg. Rain Days
0 0 1 1 2 5 7 6 8 4 1 0

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Southern Mexico (Salina Cruz)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature
78 79 79 83 85 83 84 82 83 81 84 NA
Avg. Max Temperature
87 90 89 92 94 92 93 93 92 89 92 NA
Avg. Min Temperature
69 70 70 75 78 75 74 74 76 75 77 NA
Avg. Rain Days
0 0 0 1 6 2 3 1 4 3 0 NA

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Yucatan Peninsula & Cancun

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature
81 82 84 85 88 89 90 90 89 87 84 82
Avg. Max Temperature
95 90 91 97 99 102 102 100 102 102 99 88
Avg. Min Temperature
67 68 71 73 77 78 78 77 76 74 72 69
Inches of Rain
2 2 1 1 3 6 4 4 5 4 4 2

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Baja California Peninsula

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature
72 72 74 79 80 80 87 90 90 85 80 73
Avg. Max Temperature
79 75 77 84 85 85 92 95 95 91 85 80
Avg. Min Temperature
65 65 65 67 70 72 79 80 80 79 70 70
Avg. Rain Days
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 5 1 0 0

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