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Cancun in October: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

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

Weather in Cancun in October 2024

OK Weather
Warm
☁️
Cloudy
If you plan to visit Cancun in October, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +82°F during the day and approximately 2 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 14 rainy days in the month and around 162 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:
  • October is usually the wettest month of the year in Cancun;

Average weather

☀️
+82°F
Avg. max. temperature
+59°F
Min.
+91°F
Max.
162 mm
Total precipitation
82%
Avg. humidity
2 m/s
Avg. wind
2 ☀️
Sunny Days
15 ⛅️
Cloudy
14 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Cancun has OK weather in October.

Average temperature in Cancun in October

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

Going from a maximum of +84°F during the day to a minimum of +73°F during the night, the temperature in October averages around +82°F.

The average maximum temperature goes up 0% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +82°F to +82°F.

Is Cancun warm or cold in October?

Cancun is typically warm in October.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +84°F to +82°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +79°F to +77°F.

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

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

Climate in Cancun in October

Cancun weather looks like this, on average, in October and the surrounding months.
SeptemberOctoberNovember
Avg. temperature
+84°F+82°F+81°F
Min. temperature
+72°F+59°F+57°F
Max. temperature
+91°F+91°F+88°F
Rainfall
172 mm162 mm76 mm
Wind
1 m/s2 m/s2 m/s
Humidity
82%82%80%
Air pressure
1011 HPa1012 HPa1014 HPa
Sunny days
123
Cloudy days
111520
Rainy days
18147
Snowy days
000

October weather is still as ok as in September. It’s getting colder in October. From +84°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +82°F. As October arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 172 mm to 162 mm. Humidity levels don’t change as the month goes on, averaging around 82%. Winds are stronger in comparison to September, going up from 1 m/s to 2 m/s on average. The good news is there are likely to be more sunny days in October, from 1 to 2.

November brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

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

The average wind speed is 2 m/s getting up to 3 m/s which is a light breeze; barely moving the tree leaves.

The average wind speed in Cancun is gradually decreasing during October, going from 2 m/s to 0 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during October in Cancun based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in October is about 63 mm, with a 61% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 23 mm, which is considered light rain. October is a pretty wet month with over 19 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
October is one of the rainiest months in Cancun, here is a comparison with other months, 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 October in Cancun?

This is the weather in Cancun in October 2023:
1 October
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+83°F
2 October
☁️
+83°F
3 October
☁️
+82°F
4 October
☀️
+82°F
5 October
☁️
+83°F
6 October
☀️
+84°F
7 October
☀️
+83°F
8 October
☀️
+84°F
9 October
☁️
+83°F
10 October
🌧️
+82°F
11 October
☁️
+85°F
12 October
☁️
+84°F
13 October
☁️
+84°F
14 October
🌧️
+84°F
15 October
☁️
+85°F
16 October
☁️
+84°F
17 October
☁️
+84°F
18 October
☁️
+85°F
19 October
🌧️
+79°F
20 October
🌧️
+79°F
21 October
☁️
+79°F
22 October
☁️
+79°F
23 October
☀️
+83°F
24 October
☀️
+84°F
25 October
☁️
+84°F
26 October
☁️
+85°F
27 October
☁️
+83°F
28 October
☀️
+83°F
29 October
☁️
+83°F
30 October
☁️
+83°F
31 October
☁️
+83°F
In October 2023 Cancun had 7 sunny days, 20 cloudy days, and 4 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +82°F, with an absolute maximum of +84°F and a minimum of +79°F. The average humidity was 80%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 42%. The average wind speed was 2 m/s, with a maximum of 7 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 October has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1982 (+83°F) and the highest in 2004 (+91°F). The driest year was 1994 with only 45 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2005 with 516 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Cancun in October:

Is October a good time to visit Cancun?

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

Can you sunbathe in Cancun in October?

October 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 October?

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

Is it sunny in Cancun in October?

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

Other cities in Mexico

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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.