Climate Cancún

Cancun's tropical climate is one of the main reasons why it is such a popular tourist destination. With an average annual temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and very little rainfall, Cancun is the perfect destination for a sunny vacation any time of year! Cancun has two distinct seasons, the dry season and the rainy season.

Dry season

The dry season runs from November to April. This is when the least rain falls and temperatures are pleasant. If you are looking for sunny days and clear blue skies, this is the time to visit Cancun. This is also the time when Cancun's beaches are at their best.

In the dry season, the humidity is slightly lower than in the rainy season. But in general, most people find that the heat and humidity are manageable and only add to the tropical experience of a Cancun vacation.

Rainy season

From May through October, the rainy season runs. Despite its name, the wet season is actually a great time to visit Cancun. The rains usually come in the form of short afternoon showers followed by long periods of sunshine. Which means there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful beaches and sunshine.

Temperatures in the wet season are a few degrees cooler than in the dry season, but still warm enough for sun-drenched vacations. In addition, hotel and resort prices tend to be lower during the rainy season.

View the 14 day weather forecast for Cancún

Climate Cancún by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 27 27 29 30 30 31 31 31 29 28 27
Night temp. (°C) 22 23 23 25 26 27 27 27 27 26 24 23
Water temp. (°C) 24 30 29 34 35 35 33 33 32 30 28 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 61 33 26 37 64 86 55 68 78 121 66 58
Days with rain 19 14 14 12 16 18 18 20 21 23 20 20
Dry days 12 14 17 18 15 12 13 11 9 8 10 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6

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Best time to visit Cancún

Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun offers beautiful sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and Mayan ruins. Not to mention, it's also a great place to find good deals on resorts and hotels. So when is the best time to visit Cancun?

Best time to visit Cancun for a sun vacation

If you're looking for warm weather and sun, the dry season (November-April) is the best time to visit Cancun. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy all that Cancun has to offer, from its white sandy beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters and vibrant nightlife. The winter months are the busiest, thanks in part to the Christmas and New Year's vacations.

Best time to visit Cancun for deals

However, if you're looking for deals on hotels and resorts, the rainy season (May-October) is the time to book your trip. That's because that's when it's low season in Mexico. Never fear, the rainstorms often only fall in the afternoon and are fierce but also so quickly over. After which you can enjoy the sun again.

It is important to note that hurricane season normally runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. However, the likelihood of hurricanes is greatest in September and October. Therefore, this period is not the best travel time for Cancun.

Cancún weather by month

What is the average Cancún weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Cancún?

Cancún is located in Mexico. It lies in a straight line 14,221 km from New Delhi.

The coordinates of Cancún are:

  • Latitude: 21.172361
  • Longitude: -86.829546

The GPS coordinates are 21° 10' N, 86° 49' W

How long is the flight to Cancún?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Cancún is approximately 17 h. 50 min.

What are the nearest airports to Cancún?

These are the airports closests to Cancún:

  • Cancún International Airport (CUN) – 16 km in Cancún
  • Cozumel International Airport (CZM) – 73 km in San Miguel de Cozumel

How many inhabitants does Cancún have?

Cancún has 542,043 inhabitants.

How big is Cancún?

The surface area of Cancún is 380 km².

What is the area code of Cancún?

The area code to call Cancún is +52.

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