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The climate of Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
Playa del Carmen is the second largest (population of more than 100,000) tourist destination of the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan peninsula after Cancun. Everything is less massive here than in Cancun. Hotels are smaller and the atmosphere seems to be better. Playa del Carmen consists of two parts. The city itself consists of a lively center along a long and wide sandy beach. The other part is on the south side and is known as Playacar. This is a gated community that mainly consists of villas and luxurious hotels that are among the most expensive in Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen has a tropical savannah climate (type Aw according to the Köppen climate classification). Daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius all year round; night time temperatures are 22 degrees Celsius. During the winter it is slightly colder, during the summer slightly warmer. Summers are also wetter and muggier than winters. This makes it an ideal winter sun destination. During the summer rainfall mostly consists of heavy showers that disappear as quickly as they appear. However, several days with bleak weather in a row may occur during a tropical depression. From June till November there is a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes. The risk is highest from August till October. Hurricanes may cause extensive damage and even casualties. During the dry period a northerly wind blows which may cause a cold feel during the evening. During the day this wind is very pleasant because it makes things feel less muggy. The influence of this wind is strongest in January and February.


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

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 28 19 6 6 26
February 29 19 7 5 26
March 31 20 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 13 29
September 32 23 6 15 29
October 31 22 6 13 29
November 29 21 6 8 28
December 29 19 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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