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Best time to go to Mexico City

Find information about the climate and when is the best time to go to Mexico City.
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When is the best time to visit Mexico City?

In general the best time to visit Mexico City is probably May, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are March, April, May, while the coldest months are January, September, December.
The best time to visit may differ depending on what you are looking for:
  • The best time for a sun tanning holiday is March, April, May. Average maximum temperatures are up to +79°F in May and it has 5 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 July, August, September with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Mexico City in different months

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

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +79°F during April.

In September the weather is average. Expect around 17 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 158 mm in September.

Climate in Mexico City

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

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Mexico City during the whole year:
The hottest month in Mexico City is May with average maximum temperature going up to +79°F. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of +43°F.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Mexico City looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Mexico City is September with average humidity going up to 68%. The least humid month is March with an average humidity of 44%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Mexico City during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is December with approximately 12 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 16 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is July with approximately 21 rainy days and 220 mm of total precipitation.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Mexico City:

What is the hottest month in Mexico City?

The hottest month in Mexico City is May with average maximum temperature of +79°F.

What is the coldest month in Mexico City?

The coldest month in Mexico City is January with minimum temperatures of +43°F.

Is Mexico City worth visiting in winter?

If you are planning to visit Mexico City in winter you can expect pretty good weather. The best month is May with +79°F and 5 sunny days.

When does it rain the least in Mexico City?

if you're looking to visit Mexico City when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for July, August, June. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being December with only 16 mm of rain.

Other cities in Mexico

Check out the weather for other cities in Mexico.

Monthly weather in Mexico City

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Mexico City, 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.