Climate in Cancún (Quintana Roo), Mexico

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Weather Forecasts for Cancún (Quintana Roo)

THU Aug 11
31°C | 26°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

FRI Aug 12
33°C | 26°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

SAT Aug 13
31°C | 26°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

The best time of year to visit Cancún in Mexico

Cancún has an almost perfect climate for sun and beach holidays. Temperatures in Cancún are almost everyday around 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) during the day and around 20-22 degrees (68-71 F) at night. In the period April to September, almost every day the temperature reaches the tropical thirty degrees limit (86F). During winter months the daytime temperatures average drops slightly below thirty degrees Celsius.

In summer it is considerably wetter than in the winter. The precipitation that falls out usually comes in the form of heavy storms that often disappear just as fast as they came. There is a risk of hurricanes and tropical storms in the period June till November. The risk is the highest in August, September and October. Sometimes such hurricanes causes considerable damage. Fortunately, the chances of this are not as great as it seems, but those who don't want to take any chances should avoid these months.

Cancún has warm temperatures year round ranging between 28°C (82°F) and 34°C (94°F). The best time to visit is during the drier months: February, March and April.

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which months have the greatest rainfall in Cancún?
    Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in September and October.
  • Which is the warmest month in Cancún?
    August has an average maximum temperature of 35°C (95°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Cancún?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 28°C (83°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Cancún?
    October tops the wettest month list with 273mm (10.7in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Cancún?
    April is the driest month with 41mm (1.6in) of precipitation.

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