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Cancún weather in October (Quintana Roo, Mexico)

Curious about the October weather in Cancún? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In October, Cancún generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 30°C. But by evening, they drop to around 26°C.

While these temperatures are typical, some days might be even hotter. Always be prepared for the unexpected spikes in warmth. Dressing in lightweight and breathable outfits will help you stay cool. Don't forget to stay hydrated and wear sun protection to handle the heat better.

Precipitation

Cancún in October usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 204 mm for the month. It records the year's peak rainfall, often coming down quite heavily. We recommend bringing a poncho, which will keep you dry. Rain is expected on roughly 13 days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, October may not be the ideal month to visit Cancún. January, February, March, April, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, October tends to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Cancún climate page with graphs.

 

Cancún, monthly averages in October

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 26°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 30°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 29°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 42%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 204 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  

Where to go in Mexico in October

Find out more about the weather in Mexico and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 29°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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