What’s the weather like in Riviera Maya in January?
The Riviera Maya weather in January is hot and sunny, like it is all year along this incredible stretch of Mexican coastline. January’s in the dry season and you can expect just light tropical showers some days, which won’t spoil your beach holiday to this spectacular resort.
Running across much of Mexico’s north east coast, in the Quintana Roo state by the Caribbean Sea, the Riviera Maya begins with Playa del Carmen in the north and covers Tulum in the south. The dry season’s from November to April and visitors love the hot weather in January and exploring the beaches and ancient Mayan sights. The cool coastal breeze is very refreshing.
The weather in Riviera Maya in January compares very well compared to cold European resorts at this time. You can expect an average daytime high temperature of 29°C, which will only dip to around 20°C on rare cooler days. You’ll see lots of sunshine in January, with winter rays lasting for an average of seven to eight hours each day. The sun rises at 7.30am and doesn’t disappear until 6.30pm along Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Rainfall is at one of its lowest levels in January and you can expect an average of 49mm across only six rain-affected days. A lot of the time, the showers are light and the moderate wind speeds move them along. At 27°C, the sea’s the best place to cool off from the sun and the high heat and humidity.