Cancun Weather

Cancun and Playa del Carmen Weather, Mexico

Cancun weather and Playa del Carmen weather are sub-tropical climates, which means it is warm all year round. Summer weather in Cancun mainly is very hot. During the winter months, the Cancun climate is ideal for tourists coming from cold climates to get the perfect combination of a nice vacation destination, incredible beaches and awesome weather: sunshine throughout the day.

Average daytime winter temperatures in Cancun are in the mid 80’s F (29 C) with evenings in the upper 60’s F (19-20 C), so it can be a bit chilly at night. In summer season Cancun weather gets a little hotter, as well as in Playa del Carmen, with daytime temperatures around 90 F (32 C) and evening temperatures in the mid 70’s F (24 C).


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No surprise: like weather in Mexico in general, high temperatures all year round in Cancun.

Winter months in Cancun are very comfortable, just make sure you bring a sweater to cover your back at night. From February to May, it practically never rains in Cancun and flowers can be found everywhere. Spring is a beautiful time of year here. The ocean water gets calmer and warmer, as temperatures rise.

In Cancun summer, blue skies prevail. The rainy season comes with rainfall that usually is heavy but for a short time in the afternoons. Thunder storms at this time of year, can be pretty impressive but they only last for an hour or so.

Cancun Weather Monthly Average temperatures

Cancun weather high average temperatures

Month °F °C
January 81 27
February 82 28
March 84 29
April 85 30
May 88 31
June 89 32
July 90 32
August 90 32
September 89 32
October 87 31
November 84 29
December 82 28
Cancun/Playa del Carmen weather low average temperatures

Month °F °C
January 67 19
February 68 20
March 71 21
April 73 22
May 77 25
June 78 26
July 78 26
August 77 25
September 76 24
October 74 23
November 72 22
December 69 20
Cancun weather

Cancun weather

Tropical storm season in Cancun lasts from May to December.Since Cancún is located in one of the main hurricane impact areas in the Caribbean, some heavy storms have struck here over the last few years. Although large hurricanes are rare, most people will remember hurricane Wilma in 2005, or Hurricane Gilbert in 1988.

In general, the Cancun authorities are well prepared to deal with most of the effects on of mayor storms in the area.