Weather in December in Mexico

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Mexico. Is this month a good time to go to Mexico? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Mexico in December?

The weather in Mexico in December ranges from pleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Ciudad Juárez with 16°C (61°F) to very warm temperatures in Tapachula with 33°C (92°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 18°C (65°F) in Tapachula and -1°C (30°F) in Ciudad Juárez. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Mazunte with 3mm (0.1inch) rainfall to high in Villahermosa with 144mm (5.7inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 211 hours of sunshine in Playa del Carmen during the whole month.

Where to go in Mexico in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Mexico on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Mexico

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Mexico?

Average weather in Playa del Carmen

In December Playa del Carmen generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (83°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (64°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Playa del Carmen
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
19°C / 66°F 
208 hours 
130mm / 5.1inch 
10 days 
29°C / 83°F 
18°C / 64°F 
211 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
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28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 64°F 
222 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
8 days 
Climate in Playa del Carmen

Average weather in Mexico City

In December Mexico City generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (47°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Mexico City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
10°C / 49°F 
224 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
4 days 
22°C / 72°F 
8°C / 47°F 
226 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
2 days 
January   >> January
>>  
22°C / 72°F 
8°C / 46°F 
233 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
2 days 
Climate in Mexico City

Average weather in Puerto Peñasco

In December Puerto Peñasco generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Puerto Peñasco
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
25°C / 76°F 
14°C / 56°F 
5mm / 0.2inch 
1 days 
19°C / 66°F 
10°C / 50°F 
16mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
January   >> January
>>  
19°C / 67°F 
9°C / 49°F 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 day 
Climate in Puerto Peñasco

Average weather in Cancún

In December Cancún generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (83°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Cancún
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
128mm / 5inch 
11 days 
29°C / 83°F 
21°C / 69°F 
87mm / 3.4inch 
10 days 
January   >> January
>>  
28°C / 83°F 
20°C / 68°F 
106mm / 4.2inch 
9 days 
Climate in Cancún

Average weather in Puerto Vallarta

In December Puerto Vallarta generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (64°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Puerto Vallarta
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
21°C / 69°F 
22mm / 0.9inch 
1 days 
28°C / 82°F 
18°C / 64°F 
24mm / 0.9inch 
2 days 
January   >> January
>>  
27°C / 80°F 
17°C / 62°F 
35mm / 1.4inch 
2 days 
Climate in Puerto Vallarta

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Mexico.

Is December the best time to go to Mexico?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit Mexico with commonly perfect weather in Playa del Carmen. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Mexico is in January, February, March and December with generally perfect weather in Playa del Carmen. The worst month is October that can have poor weather conditions.

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