Weather in Cancun
The sun shines for 250 days a year in Cancun, making it a dream holiday destination all year-round. With a tropical climate, the weather in Cancun is mostly warm and sunny with 1,227mm of rainfall spread over the year. Most of the rain falls during the wet season, which is from May to October. The temperature in Cancun in the summer is around 28°C with average highs of 34°C at midday and the early to mid-afternoon. September is the rainiest month of the year, expecting at least ten wet days with an average monthly rainfall of 270mm. Humidity levels are high due to cloud coverage, ranging from 58% to 98% throughout the wet season.
Cancun weather in the winter is very pleasant with average highs of 28°C. Cooler temperatures are due to chilly trade winds from the north that carry cool breezes to the coast and lower temperatures. The hottest season is between December and April, with warm highs of 30°C. The sea is warm all year with an average temperature of 27°C that’s ideal for swimming and taking part in water sports.
Sunshine hours increase in spring to ten hours a day in March and April. The driest month of the year is in April, which is the best time to visit if you want to avoid as much rain as possible. It has just 27mm of rain spread over three days of the month, so you can enjoy your time away on the beach and exploring Cancun without the threat of rain or thunderstorms.