Avg weather in May
13 Hrs per day
11 mm per month
42 % avg
8 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in Mexico in May?

With a North Pacific coast in the west and Caribbean coast in the east, there’s different weather across Mexico. Most of the country has a tropical climate with high temperatures all year round. This is the case on the popular Yucatán Peninsula, where you’ll find famous resorts like Cancún and Playa del Carmen. If you’re going here in May you’ll have lots of hot and sunny weather, although it’s the start of the wet season. There’s still much less rain in May than the wettest months of the year, though.


The average high in Cancún is 33ºC in May, and things stay nice and warm in the evenings. Temperatures only drop to 22ºC at night so you’ll be fine in shorts and t-shirts. The sea temperature is 27ºC, which is perfect for swimming, while humidity’s very high. There’s 109mm of rain over seven days, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. Don’t forget to bring your sun cream as UV levels will be extremely high. The sun goes down at around 7.20pm.

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