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Mexico City (also known as CDMX) is the capital city of Mexico and is a great place to travel to during just about any time of the year.
No matter the season, there are a wide variety of interesting things to see and do in Mexico City — most famous among its attractions are its 13th-century Aztec temple, the Templo Mayor and its baroque-style Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional.
Peak Season in Mexico City
Mexico City is a city which receives many visitors from around the world, regardless of the time of the year.
Peak season in Mexico City runs between mid-September and late November.
Tourists prefer visiting during this time due to the mild weather that comes at the end of the rainy season.
While the weather will be cozy during this period of time, please note that hotel rates will be higher than normal.
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Weather in Mexico City Year Round
The year round weather in Mexico City is quite mild with day time temperatures usually hovering between 18°C / 64°F to 28°C / 82°F.
The rainiest time of the year in Mexico City is in July while the least humid month is February and the windiest time of the year is in the month of March.
Flowers are in full bloom in March making it a very colorful period in Mexico City.
Best Time to Travel to Mexico City
The best time to visit Mexico City is either during the months of March and April or in October and November.
The months of March and April mark the end of the winter season in Mexico City while October and November mark the transition from rainy season to the dry season.
During these times of the year the weather during the day time is perfect for those who love to walk and be outdoors.
Visitors are able to make the best of everything Mexico City has to offer from its beautiful museums to its top-quality local and international restaurants as well as its historic sites, world-renowned festivals, and much more.
Weather in Mexico City by Month
Curious to know what you can expect the Mexico City weather to be like on a month to month basis?
You can find the full breakdown below.
Weather in Mexico City in January
Although the winter in Mexico City begins in November, it doesn’t really kick in until late December or early January.
January is when Mexico City is at its absolute coldest but do not let that discourage you from visiting; although cool, the temperature during the day is usually warm enough to allow for wandering around in a light sweatshirt/jacket.
The temperatures at night tend to drop significantly so please come prepared.
The highest temperatures experienced in January max out at around 22°C / 71°F during the day, dipping quite sharply to about 5°C / 41°F at night.
Weather in Mexico City in February
The weather in Mexico City in February is still pretty cold by most standards; it is pleasantly cool during the day, but still quite cold at night.
Due to it still being the dry season, there is very little chance of rainfall and the lack of rain means that the smog in the city could be quite bothersome.
February is a great time to get into both indoor and outdoor activities — if you decide to venture out at night, it will definitely require some extra layers of clothing.
As Spring is about to begin in March, look forward to the blooming of Jacaranda trees at the end of February.
Weather in Mexico City in March
Winter in Mexico City pretty much comes to an end in March and the temperature in the daytime and the nighttime will be starting to get slightly warmer.
The daily chance of rain during the month of March raises ever so slightly, but that still is not enough to battle the air pollution which stems from all of the vehicle traffic from those leaving town for the Easter holidays.
Spring truly kicks in this month and the amount of color and beauty popping up in the city is magnificent.
The max temperature in the month of March is around 26°C / 78°F.
Weather in Mexico City in April
The weather in Mexico City is often beautiful during the month of April and Spring is officially in full swing.
The temperatures during the daytime can be quite warm but some respite can be found at night as it gets a little cooler.
There is significantly less air pollution during this period due to school vacations for Easter which has fewer cars on the road in the mornings and mid-afternoons.
The chances of rainfall increases through April but the weather still usually manages to stay quite dry.
Weather in Mexico City in May
The hottest time of the year in Mexico City is during the month of May.
During this month, you’ll find that the daytime temperatures are hot and the nighttime winds still feel quite warm.
Chances of rain during the month of May hovers around 15% or so.
With such little moisture in the air, the skies will be full of smog and can make things very uncomfortable for those who are not used to dealing with heavy air pollution.
Weather in Mexico City in June
The rainy season starts to kick off in June, with more than a 30% chance of showers on any given day.
The temperature at night will be a bit mild, although the daytime temperatures stay pretty much as hot as they were in April and May.
Showers usually arrive in the mornings and then begin to fall heavily for an hour or so during the evening hours (between 4 PM-6PM).
Weather in Mexico City in July
As the rains become heavier in Mexico City, the daytime temperatures start to lower from the overly warm months of April through June, bringing max temperatures of 24°C / 75°F.
The average percentage of rainfall is around 40% during the month of July, making it the month in the year with the most downpours.
Expect moderate showers in the mornings and heavy downpours in the evening.
Thanks to the frequency of the rain and the washing away of the city’s smog, the quality of the air is fantastic during the month of July.
Weather in Mexico City in August
Mexico City Weather in August is pretty similar to the weather in July with daytime temperatures rising back up to 25°C / 77°F and cooler temperatures during the night.
It still rains most days during August — usually in the early evenings.
Weather in Mexico City in September
In September, Mexico City temperatures begin to cool off, even though the rains keep falling.
Unlike July when the rain falls in the morning and in the evenings, you can typically expect to get a brief downpour in the morning or in the evening, but not both.
The weather in Mexico City during September maxes out at around 24°C / 75°F.
Weather in Mexico City in October
As mentioned earlier in the post, Mexico City weather undergoes a shift in October; transitioning from the season of torrential downpours to the beginning of the dry season, with very little rainfall and winter knocking on the door.
With daytime temperatures around 24°C / 75°F, it cools down quite a bit during the night hours as the temperature drops to as low as 15°C / 59°F.
As the rains disappear, the pollution arrives back into town making it uncomfortable for those with breathing difficulties.
Weather in Mexico City in November
November is one of the best times to visit CDMX with daytime temperatures which are very comfortable (highs of 23°C / 73°F).
The evenings take a chilly plunge; dropping to about 7°C / 44°F and making locals and visitors alike reach for their warm clothes.
Unfortunately, central heating is not something that most Mexican buildings are equipped with, so layering up is essential.
The air is usually very smoggy at this time of the year so you might want to pack a breathing mask to have handy when walking around the city.
Weather in Mexico City in December
As the year comes to an end and the Christmas and New Year festivities begin in Mexico City, the weather starts to get dry.
The days are still relatively sunny, with daytime temperatures hovering around 23°C / 73°F.
However, Winter begins to get into full gear during the month of December and the nighttime temperatures drop even lower to about 6°C / 42°F.
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