- Mexico uses the metric system for all measurements. All weather forecasts will be in Celsius (°C).
- In general the climate of Mexico is tropical to temperate, varying according to altitude, winds and the Pacific Ocean currents.
- The Yucatan Peninsula and low-lying areas of the south enjoy a hot, humid tropical climate
- Weather in the higher altitudes is temperate.
- Coastal areas receive rainfall, but most of the country is dry.
- The wettest time of year throughout Mexico is from June to September, when there will typically be an hour or two of rain per day.
- The east and west coast of Mexico are at risk of hurricanes during summer and autumn.
Best time to visit:
Mexico is a great destination to visit throughout the year. On the high central plateau, the weather is mild year-round and often glorious, with a combination of abundant sunshine and cool breezes. Temperatures drop, though, from November to February when it’s best to pack a sweater or jacket. In general, altitude is a determining factor, with cooler temperatures at higher elevations (Mexico City, Puebla, San Cristóbal de las Casas) and warmer weather as you descend (Guadalajara, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca).
October and November is perhaps the best time to visit, after the rains have ended and everything is still green. Early spring tends to be hotter and dustier.
This varies from area to area. Natural fibers are best in the heat, but have a sweater on hand as the nights are generally cooler. A sun hat will help to avoid dehydration. In the mountains, heavier clothing will be required.