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Best time to visit Mexico City, Mexico

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The best time to visit Mexico City is January-March

Are you looking for the best time to visit Mexico City? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Mexico City is a great destination to visit almost all year round, January-March is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 26℃ (78℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 4℃ (40℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Mexico City, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around June. The wet season in Mexico City usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Mexico City, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

June

Mexico City seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Mexico City as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Mexico City is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Mexico City

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Mexico City for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Mexico City climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Mexico City for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Mexico City in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Mexico City in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mexico City in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Mexico City in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mexico City in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mexico City in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mexico City in July

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 165mm (7") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mexico City in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mexico City in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Mexico City in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mexico City in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Mexico City in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mexico City in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Mexico City is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Mexico City is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Mexico City is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mexico City, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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