Weather at Mexico Beaches in January

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This page pulls together weather information for January at popular resort beaches in Mexico.

You can compare this month's averages for temperature, total rainfall and ocean temperature at vacation spots along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

The temperatures here are in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. Total rainfall is given in days, inches and millimetres.

January generally stays a little cooler than other months at Mexico's beaches. But the farther south you go, the hotter it gets in the cities and the ocean. So you have a range of warm temperatures to choose from.

While the Yucatan Peninsula in eastern Mexico is somewhat rainy this month, the climate's dry anywhere along the Pacific Ocean, making for wonderful beach weather.

Temperature

Average January temperatures
High °F Low °F Beach High °C Low °C
Pacific Beaches
79 54 Cabo San Lucas 26 12
75 60 Mazatlán 24 16
78 55 Puerto Vallarta 26 13
85 69 Manzanillo 29 20
89 70 Zihuatanejo 32 21
87 74 Acapulco 30 23
92 65 Huatulco 33 19
Caribbean Beaches
83 68 Cancun 28 20
83 67 Cozumel 29 19
85 63 Tulum 29 17

Rainfall

Total average January precipitation
Days Beach Inches Millimetres
Pacific Beaches
  1 Cabo San Lucas 0.5   13
  1 Mazatlán 0.7   17
  2 Puerto Vallarta 1.5   37
  2 Manzanillo 1.1   29
  1 Zihuatanejo 0.8   21
  1 Acapulco 0.5   14
  1 Huatulco 0.1     3
Caribbean Beaches
10 Cancun 4.1 105
  9 Cozumel 3.2   81
  6 Tulum 2.5   65

Ocean Temperature

Average water temperature in January at beaches in Mexico
Beach °F °C
Pacific Beaches
Cabo San Lucas 73 23
Mazatlán 72 22
Puerto Vallarta 76 25
Manzanillo 80 27
Zihuatanejo 83 28
Acapulco 83 28
Huatulco 80 26
Caribbean Beaches
Cancun 79 26
Cozumel 80 26
Tulum 80 26
References

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

NOAA. National Oceanographic Data Center. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.

NOAA. National Weather Service. National Hurricane Center.

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