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Best time to go to Cancun

Weather guide on when is the best time to go to Cancun.
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When is the best time to visit Cancun?

In general the best time to visit Cancun is probably September, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are July, August, September, while the coldest months are January, February, December.
But ultimately the best time to visit depends on what you want to do:
  • The best time for a sun tanning holiday is July, August, September. Average maximum temperatures are up to +84°F in September and it has 1 sunny days on average.
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during January - December.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is September, October, November with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Cancun in different months

This is the average weather in Cancun for each month based on historic data:

February, March, April usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +82°F during April.

In January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December the weather is average. Expect around 96 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 172 mm in September.

Climate in Cancun

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Cancun for each month:
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Cancun during the whole year:
The hottest month in Cancun is September with average maximum temperature going up to +84°F. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of +72°F.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Cancun looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Cancun is October with average humidity going up to 82%. The least humid month is March with an average humidity of 75%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Cancun during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is February with approximately 4 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 37 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is September with approximately 18 rainy days and 172 mm of total precipitation.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Cancun:

What is the hottest month in Cancun?

The hottest month in Cancun is September with average maximum temperature of +84°F.

What is the coldest month in Cancun?

The coldest month in Cancun is January with minimum temperatures of +72°F.

Is Cancun worth visiting in winter?

Winter in Cancun could be a good time to visit, as the weather is generally ok.

When does it rain the least in Cancun?

if you're looking to visit Cancun when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for September, June, October. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being March with only 32 mm of rain.

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.