Weather in May in Mexico

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May 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 May?

The weather in Mexico in May ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Ensenada with 22°C (72°F) to very warm temperatures in Hermosillo with 37°C (98°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 20°C (67°F) in Hermosillo and 13°C (55°F) in Ensenada. Temperatures can be very high, so be prepared and make sure to pack light clothes.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Cabo San Lucas with 0.1mm (0inch) rainfall to heavy in Tapachula with 247mm (9.7inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 228 hours of sunshine in Playa del Carmen during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Mexico.

Where to go in Mexico in May

Find the average weather conditions in May 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 May for the 5 most popular destinations in Mexico?

Average weather in Playa del Carmen

In May Playa del Carmen generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 70°F 
250 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
4 days 
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
228 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
225 hours 
155mm / 6.1inch 
11 days 
Climate in Playa del Carmen

Average weather in Mexico City

In May Mexico City generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (80°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (56°F) and moderate 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
<<   April April
<<  
27°C / 81°F 
12°C / 54°F 
237 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
7 days 
27°C / 80°F 
13°C / 56°F 
232 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
13 days 
June   >> June
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
14°C / 56°F 
183 hours 
140mm / 5.5inch 
19 days 
Climate in Mexico City

Average weather in Puerto Peñasco

In May Puerto Peñasco generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and almost non 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
<<   April April
<<  
26°C / 79°F 
15°C / 59°F 
2.5mm / 0.1inch 
1 days 
29°C / 85°F 
19°C / 66°F 
0.5mm / 0inch 
0 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
0.6mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Puerto Peñasco

Average weather in Cancún

In May Cancún generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Cancún
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
41mm / 1.6inch 
4 days 
34°C / 92°F 
24°C / 75°F 
90mm / 3.5inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
34°C / 93°F 
25°C / 77°F 
140mm / 5.5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Cancún

Average weather in Puerto Vallarta

In May Puerto Vallarta generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°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
<<   April April
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
19°C / 66°F 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
30°C / 85°F 
22°C / 71°F 
17mm / 0.7inch 
1 day 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 77°F 
192mm / 7.6inch 
11 days 
Climate in Puerto Vallarta

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

Is May the best time to go to Mexico?

In our opinion May is a good time to visit Mexico with commonly pleasant weather in Playa del Carmen.

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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