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Best time to visit Veracruz, Mexico

Our verdict

The best time to visit Veracruz is January-March

Veracruz can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, January-March is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) in Veracruz. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 19℃ (67℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Veracruz in May, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Veracruz usually falls during the months surrounding September 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.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Veracruz below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

May

Veracruz seasons

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

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 Veracruz 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.

Veracruz 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 Veracruz 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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NOV
DEC

Veracruz in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz 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.


Veracruz in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 7 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Veracruz in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Veracruz in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Veracruz in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Veracruz in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Veracruz in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Veracruz in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Veracruz in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 167mm (7") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Veracruz in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 115mm (5") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Veracruz in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Veracruz in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Veracruz in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Veracruz is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Veracruz is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Veracruz is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Veracruz, 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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