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The climate of Cancún (Mexico)
Cancún is a well known and popular seaside resort located on the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo. The city has a population of more than 500,000 and welcomes several millions of tourists every year, most of which come from America. It is no coincidence that this place was chosen by the Mexican government and developers to become the most popular seaside resort in Mexico. The infrastructure in Cancún is good, many attractions and Maya sites (Maya culture) are in the vicinity, is situated on the Caribbean Sea and has a tropical climate with a reasonable amount of hours of sunshine per year and high temperatures on average. Cancún actually consists of two areas: the city itself and a hotel zone on the Cancún Island which is situated next to the city. This island is connected to the mainland by a dam and mainly consists of hotels.
During the day temperatures in Cancún are about 30 degrees Celsius all year round. Night time temperatures are 20-22 degrees Celsius. During the winter temperatures may be slightly lower; during the summer slightly higher. Summers are also wetter and muggier than winters. This makes Cancún an excellent winter sun destination. During the summer precipitation mostly falls in the form of (heavy) showers that sometimes disappear as quickly as they appeared. However, during tropical depressions several days with bleak weather are not uncommon. The risk of tropical depressions or hurricanes is highest from August till October. Hurricanes may cause a lot of damage and even casualties. However, fortunately the risk of this is fairly small. Those who want to avoid bad weather would be well-advised not to travel to Cancún from June till the second part of November.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Cancún.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 28 18 6 6 26
February 28 17 7 5 26
March 30 19 8 3 26
April 32 21 8 3 27
May 32 22 8 7 28
June 32 23 7 12 28
July 33 23 7 12 29
August 33 24 7 14 29
September 32 23 6 14 29
October 31 22 7 13 29
November 29 20 6 7 28
December 28 18 6 7 27
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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