An Overview Of The Weather In Cozumel, Mexico
By Tom Seest
If you’re in search of some snow, Mexico’s northern states, mountain peaks, and volcanoes are popular tourist spots. Additionally, some cities in Mexico experience a light dusting of snowfall each winter. But Cozumel, Mexico, isn’t one of the areas where you would expect or get snowfall.
For dry weather in Cozumel, the ideal months to visit are March, April, and May. These months tend to have fewer rain days and warm temperatures throughout the day.
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Cozumel, Mexico, enjoys a tropical climate, meaning temperatures stay warm and humid year-round.
Cozumel’s summers tend to be hot and sunny, with temperatures averaging in the high 80s. However, winters can be cooler too; you should bring along a light jacket or sweater just in case – it can get very windy at night and feel chillier than usual.
Cozumel’s best time to visit is typically from mid-March to late May when temperatures are usually pleasant and there are usually plenty of sunny days. On the contrary, the rainy season generally runs from June through November, with higher chances of rain in August and October.
San Miguel de Cozumel experiences an average temperature of 86degF throughout the year. Temperatures do vary slightly from month to month, with August 1 having the hottest day of the year with an average temperature of 84degF.
Humidity in San Miguel de Cozumel typically ranges between 70% and 80%, making for comfortable conditions during the day but extremely humid at night due to its high altitude.
Cozumel’s sea temperatures tend to remain fairly constant, at an average of 29degC (84degF). This makes the waters ideal for swimming all year round; however, you may want to don a light layer in the evenings for added protection.
Snowfall in Cozumel is not typically an issue, but when it does fall, it usually falls between December and March. While not a major threat to the area, snow can make travel challenging and reduce visibility.
Hurricanes can be a risk in Cozumel, especially from June to November; however, this has been relatively rare. The National Hurricane Center monitors hurricane activity throughout the Caribbean, so it is wise to check for any warnings before traveling to Cozumel.
San Miguel de Cozumel experiences an average daily rainfall of approximately 1.2 inches, with September being the wettest month, with 247mm on average. While this amount may not seem substantial, it can still cause minor flooding in certain areas.
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Cozumel, Mexico’s most beloved island, enjoys a warm and tropical Caribbean climate for much of the year. The waters surrounding the island are azure, while Cozumel’s white sandy beaches rank among the best in the world.
Temperatures remain high throughout the majority of the year, with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and nighttime lows in the 60s. Humidity levels remain moderate year-round but reach their highest point during July and August, when temperatures are typically at their highest.
Rainfall in the area, particularly during the rainy season (September-November), is common but rarely disrupts vacation plans. If you’re thinking of visiting for activities such as snorkeling, swimming, or diving, it’s best to visit during calmer periods, such as spring and fall, when storms are less likely to affect you.
In wintertime, when cold fronts pass through the region, it can be windy and cloudy but not cold enough to make boat rides unpleasant. According to the Cozumel Insider website, visibility underwater during these months ranges from 100 to 300 feet.
March brings with it a moderate humidity level of 71% relative to the air temperature. In the afternoons, however, conditions can become extremely humid, with dew points ranging between 65 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
The relative humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air as compared to what would normally remain at a given temperature. Relative humidity tends to be more accurate than absolute humidity, which measures the actual amounts of water vapor present.
Recent research revealed that while humidity plays a major role in controlling snowpack accumulation, it also plays an important role in seasonal ablation – or loss – caused by sublimation and melting. According to Thomas Painter, principal scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., areas which experience both high levels of aridity and humidity could be especially vulnerable to changes in relative humidity over time.
Relative humidity can be deceiving, so it’s essential to use the correct temperature and dew point as indicators of whether you’re enjoying an appropriate comfort level for your activity. For instance, when exercising or going hiking, lower humidity levels tend to be more comfortable, so look out for those conditions as weather forecasters predict.
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Cozumel’s rainy season typically begins in May and ends around November, though it isn’t always the wettest. During this time, there are often cold fronts that create windy conditions with clouds, lightning fast in the afternoon, and occasional afternoon thunderstorms.
When visiting Cozumel, the best time to go is during the winter months of February, March, and April, when rainfall chances are at their lowest. Days are warm but not overly hot at these times of the year while the sea remains calm.
Another ideal month for a beach vacation is May, as the crowds begin to thin out and prices drop. Additionally, you can find great deals on hotel rooms and tours during this period.
Imagine spending your vacation basking in the sun on a white sandy beach with sparkling ocean views! Cozumel offers plenty of places to bask in that sunlight without forgoing all that stunning blue water!
No matter the weather, water activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling can be enjoyed indoors. Whether you’re up for an underwater journey or simply want to take in the sights from a rooftop bar, there’s something here for everyone!
As a general guideline, most travelers don’t mind a little rain while on vacation. But if your plans involve more than just some sunshine – such as riding ATVs through the jungle – then it may be best to avoid hurricane season between August and October.
On rainy days, Cozumel offers plenty of wonderful restaurants and bars that provide stunning ocean views, such as Serreno’s or Money Bar. Both establishments are situated on the west side of the island with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Keep an eye on the weather by searching for a bar or restaurant with a roofed seating area. Although there are many outdoor venues in Cozumel, if it’s raining, it’s wise to opt for somewhere higher ground that offers better views of both the storm and sunset!
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On average, temperatures in San Miguel de Cozumel on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico hover around 88degF (31degC). Daily highs and lows range from 70degF (21.1degC) to 72degF (22.8degC) during wintertime. Furthermore, humidity levels hover around 80% on average.
Cozumel enjoys warm temperatures and little rainfall during the springtime, with daytime temperatures ranging from 80degF to 85degF and sea temperatures between 79degF to 82degF. The driest months are March and May when rainfall chances are low but the weather is still pleasant enough for outdoor activities.
Mexico boasts a number of places where snowfall can be expected on occasion, such as Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, and San Luis Potosi.
Mexico City is not the only place in Mexico where snowfall can be experienced; Mexiquillo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northeast of Mexico City, boasts stunning forests. If you’re searching for something exciting outside the capital city, this picturesque spot is one of Mexico’s best attractions to visit.
If you’re searching for a different kind of snowfall in Mexico, consider visiting Pueblo Magico de Arteaga. This charming and historic town makes an ideal getaway with family or friends.
Winters in Mexico can be particularly harsh, with some regions receiving up to 10 inches of snowfall. This is especially common among mountainous regions such as Baja California, Chihuahua, Colima, Oaxaca and Morelos.
Some areas in Central Mexico, such as Guanajuato, Oaxaca, and Veracruz, can experience snowfall on a regular basis. Some of these highest peaks may even receive regular falls of snow.
Mexico’s climate is more varied than in the United States, divided by the Tropic of Cancer. Northern areas can experience heavy snowfall during winter, while southern regions tend to be dry and sunny.
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