THE WEATHER IN CANCUN
Cancun is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Mexico, attracting huge numbers of tourists from Europe and the USA each year. The resort is located on one of the most eastern points of the country within the Riviera Maya which runs along the Caribbean Sea. Cancun is vastly a purpose-built resort with much of the area being comprised of a thin band of white sandy beach lined by skyscraper-like hotels and lively bars, with a few ancient Mayan ruins found on the outskirts of the resort, too.
Cancun enjoys a tropical savanna climate with a very distinctive wet and dry season. Average temperatures vary very little throughout the year, typically ranging between 23°C (73°F) in the middle of winter and 28°C (82°F) in the middle of summer, rarely dropping below 21°C (70°F) or exceeding 34°C (93°F).
The most popular time to visit Cancun is during the dry season – November to April – when temperatures are slightly cooler and the relative amount of rainfall is low. Unfortunately, since this is the most popular time to visit, it’s also the most expensive, so expect flight and accommodation prices to be sky high at this time of year.
The wet season – May to October – is slightly hotter and sees significantly more rainfall. Of the average 1,227mm of rainfall that Cancun gets each year, around 984mm of it falls during these months. Due to the less favourable weather, Cancun is less popular during this season, which means flights and accommodation packages can be snapped up for much lower rates than usual.
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Cancun: Annual Weather Averages
June is the hottest month in Cancun with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at23°C (73°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in August. The wettest month is September with an average of 270mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in July when the average sea temperature is29°C (84°F).
Average Temperature: Cancun
Average High/Low Temperature: Cancun
Average Rainfall: Cancun
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: Cancun
Average Sea Temperature: Cancun