Acapulco Temperatures & Rainfall: Averages by Month





Here you'll find information on the typical weather for each month in Acapulco, 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 Acapulco there are monthly totals of the number of days with wet weather and for the amount of rain the vacation spot 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 1972 to 2011.

Monthly Temperature Averages

The temperature remains fairly steady year-round at Acapulco, with winters averaging daily highs of 87 degrees Fahrenheit (31 °C) and lows of 74 °F (24 °C). Summers are just a few degrees hotter, when the days typically heat up to 90 °F (32 °C) and nights cool off to 77 °F (25 °C).

Acapulco daily temperature averages
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
87 74 January 30 23
87 74 February 31 23
87 74 March 31 23
87 75 April 31 24
89 77 May 32 25
90 78 June 32 25
91 77 July 33 25
90 77 August 32 25
89 76 September 32 25
89 77 October 32 25
89 77 November 32 25
88 75 December 31 24
89 76 Year 31 25

How Hot Can Acapulco Get?

The temperature usually reaches at least 86 °F (30 °C) every month at Acapulco. But the Pacific coast city normally gets no hotter than 103 °F (39.5 °C).

This table gives the range for each month of the highest officially recorded temperatures from 1972 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 103 °F. Usually the hottest day for any January falls in between those two extremes.

Range for the highest monthly temperature at Acapulco
Range °F   Range °C
86 - 103 January 30 - 40
87 - 96 February 31 - 36
87 - 96 March 31 - 36
86 - 99 April 30 - 37
89 - 100 May 32 - 38
90 - 97 June 32 - 36
91 - 100 July 33 - 38
90 - 100 August 32 - 38
88 - 97 September 31 - 36
89 - 97 October 32 - 36
89 - 96 November 32 - 36
88 - 98 December 31 - 37

How Cold Does it Get in Acapulco?

Every month, the temperature at Acapulco usually drops to 77 °F (25 °C) or lower. Generally the beach resort gets no colder than 60.8 °F (16 °C).

Typical range of lowest monthly temperatures at Acapulco
Range °F   Range °C
65 - 74 January 19 - 24
67 - 74 February 20 - 24
63 - 75 March 17 - 24
61 - 76 April 16 - 25
66 - 77 May 19 - 25
64 - 75 June 18 - 24
66 - 76 July 19 - 25
66 - 74 August 19 - 24
69 - 75 September 21 - 24
61 - 76 October 16 - 25
68 - 76 November 20 - 25
68 - 75 December 20 - 24

Total Rainfall Averages per Month

Winters bring dry weather to Acapulco, with monthly averages of just one rainy day and less than half an inch (10 millimetres).

Summers are another matter here. Nearly half the days receive rain, averaging out to almost 11 inches (272 mm) a month. Usually September is the rainiest time of year at Acapulco.

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

Average amount of rain at Acapulco
Days   Inches Milli­metres
1 January 0.5 14
0 February 0.1 3
0 March 0.1 3
0 April 0.0 1
3 May 1.1 28
13 June 10.2 258
13 July 10.1 256
14 August 11.9 302
15 September 12.1 308
8 October 5.8 147
2 November 0.8 20
1 December 0.5 12
69 Year 53.2 1352

How Rainy is Acapulco?

How much it rains each month at Acapulco 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.

From October to May, Acapulco might go through an entire month without any rain. Then from June to September, the city can expect at least a sprinkle of precipitation during each month, or as much as 32 inches (819 mm).

Typical range of total rainfall
Inches   Milli­metres
0 - 4.1 January 0 - 104
0 - 3.9 February 0 - 100
0 - 2 March 0 - 50
0 - 3.5 April 0 - 89
0 - 7.8 May 0 - 198
2.1 - 23.7 June 53 - 603
0.1 - 19.3 July 3 - 490
1.9 - 32.2 August 49 - 819
2.5 - 24.3 September 64 - 617
0 - 20.7 October 0 - 526
0 - 8.7 November 0 - 220
0 - 3 December 0 - 76
16.2 - 80 Year 411 - 2033
Reference

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

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