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Cancun in May: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

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

Weather in Cancun in May 2025

OK Weather
Warm
☁️
Cloudy
If you plan to visit Cancun in May, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +84°F during the day and approximately 2 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 7 rainy days in the month and around 85 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.

Average weather

☀️
+84°F
Avg. max. temperature
+59°F
Min.
+93°F
Max.
85 mm
Total precipitation
76%
Avg. humidity
3 m/s
Avg. wind
2 ☀️
Sunny Days
22 ⛅️
Cloudy
7 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Cancun has OK weather in May.

Average temperature in Cancun in May

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

Going from a maximum of +86°F during the day to a minimum of +75°F during the night, the temperature in May averages around +82°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 17% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +82°F to +81°F.

Is Cancun warm or cold in May?

Cancun is typically warm in May.

Maximum temperatures go up compared to the previous month from +82°F to +84°F. The minimum temperature also goes up from +75°F to +77°F.

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

Take a look at how May is compared to other months in Cancun:

Climate in Cancun in May

Cancun weather looks like this, on average, in May and the surrounding months.
AprilMayJune
Avg. temperature
+82°F+84°F+84°F
Min. temperature
+59°F+59°F+72°F
Max. temperature
+90°F+93°F+97°F
Rainfall
32 mm85 mm166 mm
Wind
3 m/s3 m/s3 m/s
Humidity
75%76%80%
Air pressure
1013 HPa1012 HPa1013 HPa
Sunny days
421
Cloudy days
232216
Rainy days
3713
Snowy days
000

May typically has worse weather conditions compared to April. It’s getting warmer as May arrives. The average maximum temperature goes up from +82°F to +84°F during the day. Prepare for more rain. Average rainfall goes from 32 mm to 85 mm. Humidity rises from 75% to 76%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during May, staying around 3 m/s. The days becoming less sunny, going from 4 sunny days in April to 2 in May.

June brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

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

The average wind speed is 4 m/s getting up to 8 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Cancun is gradually increasing during May, going from 4 m/s to 5 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during May in Cancun based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in May is about 77 mm, with a 39% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 20 mm, which is considered light rain. May is a pretty wet month with over 12 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
Here’s how May 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 May in Cancun?

This is the weather in Cancun in May 2023:
1 May
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+83°F
2 May
☁️
+83°F
3 May
☀️
+84°F
4 May
🌧️
+83°F
5 May
☁️
+84°F
6 May
☁️
+84°F
7 May
☁️
+84°F
8 May
☁️
+85°F
9 May
☁️
+85°F
10 May
☁️
+84°F
11 May
☁️
+82°F
12 May
☁️
+81°F
13 May
☀️
+82°F
14 May
☀️
+83°F
15 May
🌫️
+83°F
16 May
🌫️
+83°F
17 May
🌫️
+82°F
18 May
🌫️
+84°F
19 May
☁️
+85°F
20 May
☁️
+85°F
21 May
🌧️
+84°F
22 May
🌫️
+85°F
23 May
🌫️
+83°F
24 May
🌫️
+83°F
25 May
🌫️
+84°F
26 May
☁️
+84°F
27 May
☁️
+84°F
28 May
☁️
+82°F
29 May
🌧️
+82°F
30 May
🌫️
+81°F
31 May
🌧️
+80°F
In May 2023 Cancun had 3 sunny days, 15 cloudy days, and 4 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +82°F, with an absolute maximum of +86°F and a minimum of +81°F. The average humidity was 76%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 48%. The average wind speed was 4 m/s, with a maximum of 12 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 May has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1984 (+83°F) and the highest in 1999 (+92°F). The driest year was 1995 with only 17 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 1984 with 336 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Cancun in May:

Is May a good time to visit Cancun?

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

Can you sunbathe in Cancun in May?

May 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 May?

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

Is it sunny in Cancun in May?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Cancun in May, 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.