Climate and Average Weather in Mexico

The climate of Mexico varies according to altitude. You can find desert-like regions on the north-west part of the country and the low-lying coastal areas are tropical, hot and humid. The climate in Mexico City, which is sited at an altitude of 2,300 metres (7545 ft) above sea level, is far more moderate. The capital has pleasant summers and mild winters, with an annual average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit). The city does experiences high average annual rainfall, most falling in summer.

Northern Mexico gets very hot during summer with sudden violent heavy rain or hail storms, also an isolated tornado can occur within these storms. Seasonal variations in temperature are small, but May is the warmest month of the year, and January the coldest, when night frost is even possible.

Southern Mexico has mostly tropical climates, most parts have a tropical savanna climate, a smaller portion a monsoon climate, and in a few places a true tropical rainforest climate. During hurricane season (June - November), hurricanes are common in the coastal cities specially those near the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

The best time to visit Mexico for a beach holiday is from November to May. However December and the beginning of January can be very expensive to travel to the Mexican coast due to high season. The best time to visit Mexico City is between March and May. However because of its location on a high plateau Mexico City enjoys mild, pleasant weather nearly all year. If you want to travel to Yucatan then the best months are February, March and April which are the driest months.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
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1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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