During the winter months, Cancun's average high temperatures are in the mid 80's
F (29 C) with lows in the upper 60's F (19-20 C), so evenings can be a bit cool.
Summer months are a bit hotter, with highs around 95 F (34 C) and lows in the high
70's F (26 C).
Cancun weather is tropical, the Cancun area gets a bit of rain year round, with the
September and October being the rainiest months as well as the most likely months
for hurricanes and storms.
However, rains are usually afternoon or nighttime showers. Even if it does rain,
Cancun does have many nice indoor malls to keep you busy for a while. IF it rains,
it usually just last 10 to 20 minutes. Cancun weather requires that you bring light
ponchos for rain gear. These can be purchased from most camping stores. Many stadiums
also carry a light poncho to sell to fans of local football teams. These work great
as well. They are small and light and easy to carry anywhere you go as a rain cloud
can come in no time and dump a monsoon on your head.
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO GO TO CANCUN
The best time of the year to travel to the Cancun or the Yucatan is September 8 -
30. The reason for this is that it is the end of summer and the rains start in October.
Kids are back in school and all destinations become less crowded. It is hot but not
unbearably so. It generally does not rain and it is usually not windy. The water
in the Caribbean Sea is not warm, it is HOT! Swimming can be like taking a hot bath
on some days. It has been our experience that you see a greater abundance of aquatic
life snorkeling when the water is warmer. Also it can be less expensive to stay in
some resorts/hotels because the summer boom is over and vacancies are up.
There are no bad times of the year to go to Cancun however some would disagree with
us. There are rainy seasons and the summer is extremely hot. During the rainy season
it can rain every day. It can get extremely hot in the summer months making it uncomfortable
for some people. Cancun weather in March, April and May is wonderful and this is
a popular time for tourist seeking nicer weather in Cancun.
Playa del Carmen and Chetumal have been completely wiped out in the past during hurricane
season and what you presently see are rebuilt cities. If you wonder why you see dilapidated
buildings that nobody seems inclined to repair or demolish consider the circumstances.
Flying to Cancun depends largely on the weather. Not in that it effects actual flying
there any more than the weather affects flying anywhere, it is simply that some charters
do not fly into Cancun during the off seasons.
Flying in from Canada in the off season means flying to an American city first then
transferring to a flight bound for Cancun or Mexico City on an American airline.
Flying from a city in the U. S. means first flying to a city on the flight path to
Mexico then transferring. The cost of flying is also higher in the off-seasons because
you are not tagging along on a charter flight.
If you are on the Caribbean Sea coast during the rainy season then it can rain everyday,
all day. Sometimes you can get lucky and it just rains part of the day and if you
are really lucky it may not rain at all. The likelihood is that it will rain, after
all it is the rainy season. Inland however it is a different story and although it
may rain almost everyday it tends to rain at the same time of the day for a short
period. In June and July this can actually be a refreshing experience that enhances
your expedition. When it does rain everything tends to dry up very quickly because
of the heat. It can sometimes rain quite heavily then an hour after the rainfall
you would not even know it rained at all.