Average Annual Rainfall for Mexico

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The tables below give annual averages for rainfall at cities in Mexico. Each place has a total for days of wet weather and for the amount of rain it gets on average during a year.

The calculation of rainy days only includes days when rainfall totalled 0.004 inches (0.1 millimetres) or more. The precipitation totals are averages of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for different regions of the country: Baja California, Northern Mexico, The Bajio, Central Mexico, Pacific Coast and Yucatán Peninsula.

Place name links take you to more detailed rainfall information for that location.

Baja California

Rain totals here are for places in the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur in northwest Mexico.

Average yearly precipitation
Days City Inches Millimetres
  14 Cabo San Lucas 10.0   255
  19 La Paz   7.2   184
  16 Mexicali   2.9     73
  15 San Jose del Cabo 14.1   357
  38 Tijuana 10.3   261

Northern Mexico

This section covers the states of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, Sinaloa and Sonora.

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days City Inches Millimetres
  50 Culiacán 26.2   666
  65 Durango 17.0   432
  38 Hermosillo 15.3   389
  63 Monterrey 23.5   597
  61 Saltillo 14.3   364
  35 Torreón   9.2   233

The Bajio

These cities are in Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí states.

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days City Inches Millimetres
  65 Aguascalientes 19.9   507
  75 Guanajuato City 29.1   739
  72 León 26.8   681
  61 Querétaro 20.8   528
  66 San Luis Potosí 14.5   368

Central Mexico

Rainfall totals here are for places in the states of Distrito Federal, Puebla and Veracruz.

Average annual precipitation
Days City Inches Millimetres
  64 Mexico City 12.0   304
110 Puebla 37.1   942
  73 Tampico 39.1   993
106 Veracruz 67.7 1719

Pacific Coast

This list covers the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit and Oaxaca

Total precipitation a year on average
Days City Inches Millimetres
  69 Acapulco 53.2 1352
  88 Guadalajara 38.9   989
  55 Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo 41.1 1043
107 Morelia 30.3   769
  67 Oaxaca 27.3   694
  95 Puerto Vallarta 64.6 1641
  69 San Blas 57.4 1457
108 San Cristobal de las Casas 42.8 1087
  94 Taxco 44.9 1139
  94 Tuxtla Gutiérrez 37.8   961

Yucatán Peninsula

These cities are in the states of Quintana Roo, Tobasco and Yucatán.

Annual average precipitation
Days City Inches Millimetres
112 Cancun 51.2 1300
  85 Mérida 43.1 1095
  82 Tulum 43.3 1099
127 Villahermosa 77.7 1975
Reference

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

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