Mexico

Caribbean & Central America

About Country Name

Sara and John say...

You might assume that the weather in Mexico is always hot, but that's not the whole story! Mexico is a large country and its weather can vary greatly from one destination to another. It has fantastic beaches, tropical forests, dry deserts, fertile valleys and snow-capped mountains.

There are two main seasons - dry and wet. But don’t be discouraged from visiting during the rainy season. You'll see lush, green vistas, as opposed to the dry season's parched, brown landscape - and it often only rains in the late afternoons and evenings.

January and February form the heart of the dry season across most of Mexico. Although this time of year is technically mid-winter, they are still warm months across the country - ideal for exploring or for time on the beach. And it’s a great period to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. North winds can bring a chill to northern Mexico, though, and there is occasional snowfall. So be prepared.

By March and April, temperatures are on the rise, with increasing humidity. And by May, the wet season is spreading up from the south, gradually creeping northwards over the coming months.

Showers through early summer months often come in the form of an afternoon storm, so entire days are seldom a washout. But rains in August and September do become heavier, particularly on the Pacific Coast. But by October and November, the wet weather is beginning to ease. And December is generally warm and dry across the country, especially for resorts along the Yucatan Peninsula.

So pick your destination to suit this country of contrasts - there’s a time of year for everyone.

Quick facts about

Mexico

Capital:

Currency:

Mexico City

Mexico Peso

Language:

Spanish

Average weather in

Mexico City