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Cancun in January: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Cancun in January will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Cancun, based on historical data.
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January

Weather in Cancun in January 2025

OK Weather
Warm
☁️
Cloudy
If you plan to visit Cancun in January, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +77°F during the day and approximately 3 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 6 rainy days in the month and around 56 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • January is usually the coldest month of the year in Cancun;

Average weather

☀️
+77°F
Avg. max. temperature
+55°F
Min.
+86°F
Max.
56 mm
Total precipitation
78%
Avg. humidity
2 m/s
Avg. wind
3 ☀️
Sunny Days
22 ⛅️
Cloudy
6 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Cancun has OK weather in January.

Average temperature in Cancun in January

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Cancun for January based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

Going from a maximum of +82°F during the day to a minimum of +66°F during the night, the temperature in January averages around +77°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 44% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +81°F to +73°F.

Is Cancun warm or cold in January?

Cancun is typically warm in January.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +79°F to +77°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +73°F to +72°F.

It’s generally warm, but pack a long-sleeve shirt for evenings.

January is the coldest month in Cancun, here is the comparison with other months:

Climate in Cancun in January

Cancun weather looks like this, on average, in January and the surrounding months.
DecemberJanuaryFebruary
Avg. temperature
+79°F+77°F+79°F
Min. temperature
+54°F+55°F+55°F
Max. temperature
+86°F+86°F+88°F
Rainfall
63 mm56 mm37 mm
Wind
2 m/s2 m/s2 m/s
Humidity
79%78%77%
Air pressure
1016 HPa1016 HPa1016 HPa
Sunny days
334
Cloudy days
222220
Rainy days
664
Snowy days
000

January weather is still as ok as in December. It’s getting colder in January. From +79°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +77°F. As January arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 63 mm to 56 mm. It feels drier, as humidity decreases from 79% to 78%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during January, staying around 2 m/s. The amount of sunny days stay about the same, averaging 3 sunny days during the month.

But maybe it is worth considering traveling in February as the weather gets better.

Wind

Wind speed in Cancun in January based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 2 m/s getting up to 5 m/s which is a light breeze; barely moving the tree leaves.

The average wind speed in Cancun is gradually decreasing during January, going from 5 m/s to 2 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during January in Cancun based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in January is about 45 mm, with a 52% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 7 mm, which is considered light rain. January is a pretty wet month with over 16 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
Here’s how January is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Cancun wettest month is September, where a typical day has a 60% chance of precipitation and 172 mm of rainfall per day. March, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 10% chance of precipitation and 32 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last January in Cancun?

This is the weather in Cancun in January 2023:
1 January
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+81°F
2 January
☁️
+82°F
3 January
🌧️
+79°F
4 January
🌧️
+76°F
5 January
☀️
+76°F
6 January
☁️
+80°F
7 January
☀️
+80°F
8 January
☁️
+81°F
9 January
☁️
+81°F
10 January
☁️
+77°F
11 January
🌧️
+78°F
12 January
☁️
+77°F
13 January
☀️
+77°F
14 January
☀️
+76°F
15 January
☁️
+79°F
16 January
☁️
+77°F
17 January
☁️
+73°F
18 January
☀️
+76°F
19 January
🌧️
+78°F
20 January
☁️
+77°F
21 January
☁️
+79°F
22 January
☁️
+78°F
23 January
☀️
+76°F
24 January
☁️
+77°F
25 January
☁️
+81°F
26 January
☀️
+81°F
27 January
🌧️
+79°F
28 January
🌧️
+77°F
29 January
☁️
+76°F
30 January
☀️
+72°F
31 January
☁️
+73°F
In January 2023 Cancun had 8 sunny days, 17 cloudy days, and 6 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +77°F, with an absolute maximum of +82°F and a minimum of +72°F. The average humidity was 81%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 43%. The average wind speed was 2 m/s, with a maximum of 9 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Cancun climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Cancun in January has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1981 (+76°F) and the highest in 1991 (+85°F). The driest year was 2001 with only 9 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 1983 with 225 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Cancun in January:

Is January a good time to visit Cancun?

It’s always a good time to visit Cancun, but the weather is changeable in January, so plan a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and exploring, and pack for every eventuality.

Can you sunbathe in Cancun in January?

January is warm in Cancun. You may enjoy some beach or pool time in the day, but pack something a tad warmer for the evening.

Is Cancun rainy in January?

Cancun is often rainy in January. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Cancun in January?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Cancun in January, often it’s pretty cloudy. Pack for any eventuality; layering can help reduce the number of bulky items needed.

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Monthly weather in Cancun

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Cancun, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.