Weather in October in Mexico

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

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

October has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Pachuca de Soto with 20°C (69°F) to very warm temperatures in Hermosillo with 34°C (93°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 20°C (68°F) in Hermosillo and 7°C (45°F) in Pachuca de Soto. Temperatures can be very high, so be prepared and make sure to pack light clothes.

Precipitation ranges from low in Tijuana with 8mm (0.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Villahermosa with 299mm (12inch) rainfall. October can be the wettest month of the year. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 235 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 October

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

Average weather in Playa del Carmen

In October Playa del Carmen generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
202 hours 
172mm / 6.8inch 
15 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
235 hours 
289mm / 11inch 
16 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
19°C / 66°F 
208 hours 
130mm / 5.1inch 
10 days 
Climate in Playa del Carmen

Average weather in Mexico City

In October Mexico City generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°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
23°C / 74°F 
13°C / 55°F 
150 hours 
139mm / 5.5inch 
18 days 
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
194 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
10 days 
23°C / 73°F 
10°C / 49°F 
224 hours 
13mm / 0.5inch 
4 days 
Climate in Mexico City

Average weather in Puerto Peñasco

In October Puerto Peñasco generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (67°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
35°C / 95°F 
25°C / 78°F 
9mm / 0.4inch 
1 days 
30°C / 87°F 
19°C / 67°F 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 days 
25°C / 76°F 
14°C / 56°F 
5mm / 0.2inch 
1 days 
Climate in Puerto Peñasco

Average weather in Cancún

In October Cancún generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Cancún
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
34°C / 93°F 
24°C / 75°F 
184mm / 7.2inch 
14 days 
poor 
32°C / 89°F 
23°C / 73°F 
273mm / 11inch 
16 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
128mm / 5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Cancún

Average weather in Puerto Vallarta

In October Puerto Vallarta generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Puerto Vallarta
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 76°F 
372mm / 15inch 
16 days 
poor 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
97mm / 3.8inch 
5 days 
30°C / 86°F 
21°C / 69°F 
22mm / 0.9inch 
1 days 
Climate in Puerto Vallarta

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

Is October the best time to go to Mexico?

In our opinion October is not the best time to visit Mexico with commonly poor 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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