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Climate and weather of Mexico



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Mexico




 

Climate

 
Mexico has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures are stable all year round in the south (25° in January and 30° in July) and range between 20° in January (5° in the mountains) and 30° in July in the north. Rainfall is abundant in the south (800 to 1 000 mm per year) and moderate in the north (500 mm per year). Sunshine is high throughout the year.

Northern Mexico
The north has a temperate climate with four seasons. Raiinfall is moderate (250 to 500 mm per year) except in the extreme north (50 mm per year).

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures range between 15 and 20°. The rains are nonexistent except in the northwest. Ssunshine is high (seven to eight hours per day).

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise progressively and rainfall is very low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures are high (30°) and rainfall is moderate. The sun shines five to six hours a day.

Autumn (September to November)
The temperatures drop gradually (26° in September, 21° in November) and rainfall is very low.

Southern Mexico
The south has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Rainfall is high (600 to 2 000 mm).

Rainy season (June to October)
Temperatures reach 30° in the coastal plains (they lose 5° on the plateau). Rainfall is abundant on the coasts and moderate on the plateau. Humidity is high. Hurricanes (strong winds and torrential rains) often reach the eastern and the western coasts.

Dry season (November to May)
Temperatures are stable (25° in the coastal plains, 20° on the central plateau). The atmosphere cools down when the sun sets. Rainfall is low.

 When to go to Mexico (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Mexico is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Mexico (Capital of Mexico)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
21°
23°
25°
26°
26°
24°
min
10°
11°
12°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
23°
23°
23°
22°
22°
21°
min
11°
12°
12°
10°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
10
10
20
60
160
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
180
170
140
60
10
10

Cancun

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
28°
29°
30°
32°
32°
min
21°
21°
22°
24°
25°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
33°
33°
32°
31°
29°
28°
min
26°
26°
25°
24°
23°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
100
50
50
30
90
140
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
90
180
280
130
90

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Mexico are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Mexico weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Mexico, a country located in North America, is bordered by the United States to the north, by the Caribbean Sea and Belize to the east, by Guatemala to the southeast and by the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Capital: Mexico
Area: 2 000 000 km²
Population: 120 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Spanish
Currency: Mexican peso

Mexico










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