Mexico Weather by Region

Summary: Mexico's climate is less variable and warmer than it's neighbors to the north. The main factors in Mexico's climate variation is that of its topography and its position between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of the country is also mountainous with major ranges in the east, west, and south of Mexico City.

Bordering the Gulf of Mexico are lowlands characterized by hotter, more humid climate than the higher elevations of the country. The coast and lowlands are hot and humid all year. The interior highlands are milder and drier, but can become freezing between December and February. Rainfall is scarce throughout most of the country.

Rainy Season: May through October except for the northern region which is primarily a desert.

Warmest Months: July to September on Pacific Coast, April and May in Southern Mexico, and most of the year on Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun)

Coolest Months: December through February, except the Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun) which is always warm and temperate.

Hurricane Season: The same as the southern US, i.e., June through October. Strong storms can affect weather on both coasts.

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