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Best time to visit Palenque, Mexico

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The best time to visit Palenque is January-March

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Palenque such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, January-March is the best time of year to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Palenque can reach a maximum of 40℃ (104℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 15℃ (58℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Palenque are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Palenque in October. Head over there in March instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Palenque, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

May

Palenque seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Palenque as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Palenque 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 Palenque

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 Palenque 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.

Palenque 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 Palenque 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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Palenque in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Palenque in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Palenque in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Palenque in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palenque in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Palenque in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palenque in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Palenque in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 175mm (7") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palenque in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Palenque in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palenque in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Palenque in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 101mm (4") over 18 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palenque in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Palenque in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 132mm (5") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palenque in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Palenque in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 176mm (7") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Palenque in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Palenque in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Palenque is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Palenque is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Palenque is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Palenque, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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