Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Temperatures & Rainfall: Averages by Month
Here you'll find information on the typical weather for each month in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, 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 vacation destination can actually get during each month.
For rainfall in Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo there are monthly totals of the number of days with wet weather and for the amount of rain this stretch of Pacific coast 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 1964 to 2011.
Monthly Temperature Averages
The temperature remains fairly steady year-round at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo, with winters averaging daily highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 °C) and lows of 70 °F (21 °C). Summers are just a slightly hotter, when days typically heat up to 91 °F (33 °C) and nights cool off to 74 °F (23 °C).
|High °F||Low °F||High °C||Low °C|
How Hot Can Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Get?
The temperature usually reaches at least 85 °F (29.5 °C) every month at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo. But the beach resort normally gets no hotter than 107.6 °F (42 °C).
This table gives the range for each month of the highest officially recorded temperatures from 1964 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 100 °F. Usually the hottest day for any January falls in between those two extremes.
|Range °F||Range °C|
|86 - 100||January||30 - 38|
|87 - 100||February||31 - 38|
|87 - 99||March||31 - 37|
|90 - 100||April||32 - 38|
|90 - 106||May||32 - 41|
|90 - 102||June||32 - 39|
|90 - 108||July||32 - 42|
|88 - 106||August||31 - 41|
|86 - 100||September||30 - 38|
|90 - 102||October||32 - 39|
|88 - 100||November||31 - 38|
|85 - 100||December||30 - 38|
How Cold Does it Get in Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo?
Every month, the temperature at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo usually drops to 80.6 °F (27 °C) or lower. Generally the beach towns never get colder than 50 °F (10 °C).
|Range °F||Range °C|
|50 - 80||January||10 - 27|
|54 - 72||February||12 - 22|
|57 - 73||March||14 - 23|
|58 - 75||April||15 - 24|
|58 - 77||May||15 - 25|
|66 - 75||June||19 - 24|
|59 - 75||July||15 - 24|
|64 - 77||August||18 - 25|
|64 - 73||September||18 - 23|
|63 - 77||October||17 - 25|
|57 - 75||November||14 - 24|
|54 - 81||December||12 - 27|
Total Rainfall Averages per Month
Winters bring really dry weather to this sun and sand destination, with averages of just one day and half an inch (13 millimetres) of rain a month.
During summer, the monthly rainfall averages out to ten days totalling seven inches (172 mm) a month. Usually September is Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo's rainiest time of year.
The number of rainy days includes those when rainfall amounted to 0.004 inches (0.1 mm) or more.
How Rainy is Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo?
How much it rains each month at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo 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 any month except July, Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo can go through the entire month without any rain. September, usually the wettest month here, this cluster of beaches can expect as much as 51 inches (1301 mm) of precipitation.
|0 - 12||January||0 - 304|
|0 - 8||February||0 - 204|
|0 - 3.2||March||0 - 81|
|0 - 0.8||April||0 - 21|
|0 - 7||May||0 - 177|
|0 - 18.8||June||0 - 479|
|0.2 - 18.5||July||6 - 471|
|0 - 27.5||August||1 - 698|
|2 - 51.2||September||50 - 1301|
|0 - 20.9||October||0 - 530|
|0 - 7||November||0 - 179|
|0 - 2.9||December||0 - 73|
|0.3 - 76.1||Year||9 - 1933|
CONAGUA. Comisión Nacional Del Agua. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, México. Normales Climatológicas por Estación