What is the weather like in Cancun?

This section provides information about the weather and the best time to visit Cancun. It contains details about temperatures, rainfall, and much more.

What is the weather like in Cancun?
Cancun weather forecast. Image by Emilian Danaila from Pixabay

The weather in Cancun for this Thursday, April 28, reports that it will be light rain with 28 degrees in the morning and the maximum temperature will reach 28 degrees. At the same time, the forecast for the minimum temperature could be 23 degrees. According to the forecast, the weather presents a 43% probability of rain with winds from the East at a speed of 4 km per hour. Regarding humidity, it will be around 64%.

The extended forecast for the rest of the week in Cancún

Friday, April 29, 2022: clear skies, high of 29 and low of 24;

Saturday, April 30, 2022: light rain, high of 28 and low of 25;

Sunday, May 1, 2022: light rain, high of 27 and low of 24;

Monday, May 2, 2022: light rain, high of 29 and low of 25;

Tuesday, May 3, 2022: light rain, high of 30 and low of 25;

Wednesday, May 4, 2022: light rain, high of 30 and low of 25;

Thursday, May 5, 2022: light rain, high of 30 and low of 25.

What is the weather like in Cancun?

Cancun has a warm sub-humid climate regime, influenced by local factors such as the constant sea breeze and high atmospheric humidity, due to its proximity to the waters of the Caribbean Sea, as well as the low elevation above sea level and the absence of orographic prominences that could stop the humid air currents.

The average annual temperature oscillates around 27ºC (80ºF) and the average temperature extremes are 19ºC (66ºF) (minimum) and 35.2ºC ( 95ºF) (maximum), with the AW0 climatic subtype being the driest of the warm sub-humid subtypes. The monthly average temperature variation between the coldest month and the hottest month is less than 5°C (41°F), so it is considered isothermal with rainfall in summer.

The rainy season is from May to October with downpours, while the dry season with occasional and isolated rains occurs from March to April, and the northerly season with heavy drizzle generally from November to February. The average annual precipitation is 1,334.6 mm, with records ranging from 1,032 mm (1996) to 1,955.3 mm (1998).

During the year, there are variations in wind direction and speed, due to the influence of subtropical downdrafts that migrate from the high-pressure zones to the equatorial low-pressure zones, with trade winds predominating throughout the year. In the months of the year (January - May), the winds come from east to southeast direction with an average speed of 3.2 m/sec, which we call dominant winds. From June to September, the winds circulate in an east to west direction, with an average speed of 3.5 m/sec. From November to December, the wind direction changes to the north and presents speeds of 2 m/sec, which coincides with the beginning of the "Nortes" ("Northern") season.

The most relevant climatological phenomena are hurricanes and northerlies. Cyclonic phenomena in the Atlantic and Caribbean region are caused by temperature elevations that generate the warming of marine waters, since in the periods from May to November the sun's rays strike perpendicularly on the terrestrial sphere. The "nortes" are masses of cold continental air that in their passage through the Gulf of Mexico are loaded with humidity and generate rainy conditions accompanied by strong winds that prevent or limit the navigation of small boats.