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You want to plan a vacation in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or the Riviera Maya, but you are worried about the weather. Will it rain? Will there be a hurricane? Will it be sweltering hot? Cold? Here is a general explanation about the weather in Cancun.

Hurricane Season
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Hurricane season in the Atlantic beings June 1st and ends November 30th, however, most hurricanes occur August through October. The chances that a hurricane will hit during your vacation are very low. Cancun has only been hit by two major hurricanes: Gilbert on September 15, 1988 and Wilma on October 21, 2005. They were 17 years apart!

The best precaution you can take, just in case a hurricane does occur, is to purchase trip insurance.

Rain

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall…it can rain anytime in Cancun, but rain in the forecast often means a passing shower, or it might rain in Playa del Carmen, but be sunny in Cancun.

Here is a graph of the Average Monthly Rainfall in Cancun (www.holiday-weather.com)

 

rainy season Riviera Maya

 

If it does happen to rain during your vacation, don’t despair! There are still a lot of fun things to do on a rainy day in Cancún, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

Temperature

In general, January is the coolest month and July is the hottest month.

Here is a graph of the Average Monthly Temperature in Cancun (www.holiday-weather.com)

 

average temperatures Riviera Maya

 

No matter what the weather, remember, you are on vacation and you can relax and you don’t have to go to work…enjoy yourself…and if you don’t like the weather, don't worry, wait five minutes and it will change!

Which is the hottest month in Cancun?

Which month gets the most rainfall?

Writter Bio

Kristin

Is an American expat who has been living in Cancun, Mexico since 2001. A mother, singer, salsa dancer and now writer and community manager, she has worked in many different industries but is currently enjoying exploring the Yucatan Peninsula and sharing her expertise and experience with readers around the world. Follow Kristin on Twitter

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21 Responses to “Cancun Weather: Hurricane Season, Rain, Temperatures”

  1. betsy

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun? JULY

    Which month gets the most rainfall? SEPTEMBER

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  2. Colleen Conrad

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun?? July is the hottest.

    Which month gets the most rainfall?? September

    LOVE CANCUN!!!!

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  3. tamiart

    hottest month would be a tie. june,july ,august and september.
    most rainfall is september.

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  4. Russell Porter

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun? July
    Which month gets the most rainfall? September

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  5. Lianne H.

    Hottest Month is July
    Wettest Month is September
    Best Month to go is ANY MONTH!!!!!!!

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  6. Melissa Orpen-Tuz

    July is the hottest and September the rainiest. Though I typically ended up fainting once a year from the heat in May! I think I was more accustomed by July.

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  7. Jennie Nickerson

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun?? July is the hottest month!

    Which month gets the most rainfall?? September

    *fingers crossed* 🙂

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  8. Jessica Seba

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun? July

    Which month gets the most rainfall? September

    Goodluck everyone!

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  9. Lisa Dion

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun?
    July is the hottest.

    Which month gets the most rainfall?
    September

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  10. Joanna Bartonek

    Which is the hottest month in Cancun? JULY

    Which month gets the most rainfall? SEPTEMBER

    Reply
  11. Andii

    In general July is the hottest month and September is when there is the most rainfall

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  12. Jayne Vandenberghe

    Hottest month is typically July, but June thru September is often just as hot!
    Highest rainfall is in September.

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