Mexico weather averages for holidays in 2016/2017

Check Mexico weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2016/2017. Today's maximum temperature in Mexico is expected to be 31°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 27°C. The weather guide for Mexico shown below is for Mexico City. Read more about the weather in Mexico.

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Mexico weather averages

Check Mexico weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Mexico are April and May with an average maximum temperature of 27°C. The sunniest months are February and March with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is February with 1 day. The Mexico weather averages shown below are for Mexico City.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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Days with some rainfall

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Mexico weather today

Here is the weather in Mexico today, Monday 2nd May 2016. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Mexico with a maximum temperature of 31°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 12 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0-2 mm of rainfall expected with 22% chance of some rain and a moderate breeze of 22 kph from the west. The weather forecast shown below is for Mexico City.

  • 31
    °C maximum temperature
  • 15
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 12
    hours of sunshine
  • 22
    % chance of some rain
  • <2
    mm of rainfall expected
  • M
    moderate heat & humidity
  • 22
    kph wind from W

5-day weather forecast

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Mexico weather overview

Mexico is a huge country, sitting to the south of the western half of the United States, and its sheer size and topography give it a varied climate. Two-thirds of the country consists of plateau and high mountains while its southern half lies within the tropics. Other factors also influence Mexico's weather: the cold California current, which runs southward along its Pacific coast, lowers west coast temperatures and reduces rainfall, giving north-western regions a desert or semi-desert climate.

Northern Mexico's proximity to the great land mass of the United States and Canada brings the region very warm, dry summers and extremely cold winters with snowy spells. The west coast is protected from these climatic extremes by the mountains of Central Mexico while, on the east coast, the warm Caribbean Sea combines with northeast trade winds to create a tropical climate similar to that of the Caribbean islands, with a wet summer season. Indeed, the whole of Mexico receives most of its rain in the summer months (May to October) but the Caribbean coast has the heaviest downpours.

The north coast of the Yucatan peninsula witnesses much less rain, while the Pacific Coast gets wetter the further south you go. Most of Mexico has a pleasant climate and sunny weather for a large part of the year but the Pacific coast, in the south (where Acapulco is located), and the coasts of the Yucatan, which include Cancun, are affected by heat and high humidity in the summer rainy season.

In late summer, both Pacific and Caribbean coasts can be hit by tropical storms which bring two or three days of heavy rain. In mountainous parts of central Mexico, including Mexico City, temperatures are reduced by the altitude. The northern and central areas of the plateau are dry and arid.

What to pack for Mexico weather

Pack light summer clothing supplemented with light jackets or wraps for chillier evenings. Take much warmer clothes if you are going into the highlands or to the north of the country in the winter. Add rainwear if visiting in the summer.

Tropical storm risk: Mexico hurricane season

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The Mexico tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Mexico City, Mexico.

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Mexico holiday weather averages by month

Check Mexico holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Mexico weather with the United States

Below the Mexico weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Mexico (Mexico City) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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