Cancun Temperatures & Rainfall: Averages by Month





Here you'll find information on the typical weather for each month in Cancun, Mexico.

There are averages for maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit. These are followed by details about extremes – how hot and cold the beach resort can actually get during each month.

For rainfall in Cancun there are monthly totals of the number of days with wet weather and for the amount of rain it receives. Besides these averages, there are also data on how much a month's precipitation can vary from year to year.

The averages for temperature and rainfall are from weather data collected during 1981 to 2010. The usual ranges for hottest and coldest temperatures and total precipitation are based on the extremes recorded from 1988 to 2011.

Monthly Temperature Averages

The temperature is hot year-round at Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula. Winters are pleasantly so, averaging daily highs of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 °C) and lows of 69 °F (20 °C). Summers are less comfortable, with days typically heating up to 94 °F (34 °C) and nights cooling off to 76 °F (25 °C).

Cancun daily average temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
83 68 January 28 20
85 69 February 30 20
87 70 March 31 21
90 73 April 32 23
92 75 May 34 24
93 76 June 34 25
94 77 July 34 25
95 76 August 35 25
93 76 September 34 24
89 74 October 32 23
86 72 November 30 22
84 69 December 29 21
89 73 Year 32 23

How Hot Can Cancun Get?

The temperature usually reaches at least 85 °F (29.5 °C) every month at Cancun. But the vacation resort normally gets no hotter than 106.7 °F (41.5 °C).

This table gives the range for each month of the highest officially recorded temperatures from 1988 to 2011. For example, some Januarys only get as hot as 86 °F, while in other years the month's temperature has climbed as high as 91 °F. Usually the hottest day for any January falls in between those two extremes.

Range for the highest monthly temperature at Cancun
Range °F   Range °C
86 - 91 January 30 - 33
86 - 100 February 30 - 38
86 - 102 March 30 - 39
89 - 100 April 32 - 38
91 - 102 May 33 - 39
93 - 102 June 34 - 39
93 - 102 July 34 - 39
95 - 107 August 35 - 42
91 - 101 September 33 - 39
91 - 100 October 33 - 38
89 - 99 November 32 - 37
85 - 92 December 30 - 34

How Cold Does it Get in Cancun?

Every month, the temperature at Cancun usually drops to 75 °F (24 °C) or lower. Generally the Caribbean coast city gets no colder than 49 °F (9.5 °C).

Typical range of lowest monthly temperatures at Cancun
Range °F   Range °C
55 - 70 January 13 - 21
54 - 68 February 12 - 20
49 - 65 March 10 - 19
57 - 72 April 14 - 22
64 - 73 May 18 - 23
69 - 75 June 21 - 24
70 - 75 July 21 - 24
68 - 75 August 20 - 24
66 - 75 September 19 - 24
59 - 73 October 15 - 23
54 - 71 November 12 - 22
54 - 68 December 12 - 20

Total Rainfall Averages per Month

February, March and April bring the year's driest weather to Cancun, with averages of just 5 days and 1.6 inches (42 millimetres) of rain a month.

The monthly rainfall becomes heaviest during fall, averaging out to 14 days totalling 7.8 inches (198 mm) a month. Usually October is Cancun's rainiest time of year.

The number of rainy days includes those when rainfall amounted to 0.004 inches (0.1 mm) or more.

Average amount of rain at Cancun
Days   Inches Milli­metres
10 January 4.1 105
6 February 2.0 50
5 March 1.8 46
4 April 1.1 29
7 May 3.5 89
11 June 5.6 141
9 July 2.7 70
9 August 3.4 88
14 September 7.2 184
17 October 11.1 282
11 November 5.0 128
10 December 3.5 90
112 Year 51.2 1300

How Rainy is Cancun?

How much it rains each month at Cancun varies from year to year. To show what's possible, here's the range of total rainfall that's been measured – the driest and wettest per month.

During April, May and August, the vacation destination can go through an entire month without any rain. The rest of the year, Cancun can expect at least a sprinkle of precipitation during each month or as much as 47 inches (1189 mm).

Typical range of total rainfall
Inches   Milli­metres
0.1 - 16.1 January 2 - 410
0.2 - 6.8 February 6 - 173
0.3 - 4.4 March 9 - 111
0 - 11.5 April 0 - 292
0 - 8.2 May 1 - 210
0.1 - 14.5 June 4 - 369
0.3 - 9.7 July 7 - 245
0 - 7.4 August 0 - 187
1.6 - 21.3 September 40 - 540
2.4 - 46.8 October 62 - 1189
0.6 - 14.1 November 15 - 358
0.2 - 10.8 December 5 - 275
11.6 - 78.8 Year 294 - 2002
Reference

CONAGUA. Comisión Nacional Del Agua. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, México. Normales Climatológicas por Estación

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