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).

Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo daily average temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
89 70 January 32 21
89 69 February 32 20
89 70 March 32 21
91 71 April 33 22
92 72 May 33 22
91 74 June 33 24
91 73 July 33 23
91 74 August 33 24
90 74 September 32 24
91 74 October 33 23
91 72 November 33 22
90 71 December 32 22
91 72 Year 33 22

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 for the highest monthly temperature at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
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).

Typical range of lowest monthly temperatures at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
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.

Average amount of rain at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
Days   Inches Milli­metres
1 January 0.8 21
0 February 0.4 10
0 March 0.2 4
0 April 0.0 0
2 May 0.8 20
9 June 6.2 157
11 July 6.3 159
11 August 7.9 200
14 September 13.5 343
6 October 4.1 103
1 November 0.7 19
1 December 0.3 7
55 Year 41.1 1043

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.

Typical range of total rainfall
Inches   Milli­metres
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
Reference

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

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