Climate and Average Weather in Mexico

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

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. Mexico City experiences high average annual rainfall, most falling in summer. 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. Mexico is the most popular destination for Americans to escape winter. 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?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
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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