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Winter Weather in Mexico

So you’re probably wondering what is the weather in Mexico in winter? For the most part, winter in Mexico is very mild, especially if you’re comparing it to a typical winter in areas of Europe, Canada and the US where temperatures plummet and snow falls often.

Winter along the coasts, the Pacific and the Caribbean, are generally quite warm and are of course, without snow. Daytime temperatures for Mexico’s coastal regions during the winters months range between 20C and 29C (68F to 84F) the hotter temperatures being found in the Caribbean along the Gulf of Mexico in the regions of Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Nighttime temperatures along the coastal regions can dip down as low as 9C (48F) at night, but normally, average about 15C (59F).

The sun shines a fair bit during the winter Mexico months, which go from October to February, averaging about 10 hours of daylight, most of which is with sunshine. The sun is normally set around 6:30 p.m.

During the winter months, the sun around Mexico is not as intense, which can make an ideal time to vacation for those who enjoy the heat, but not the burning effects that come with intense sun exposure. Also, the coastal areas lack the high humidity that lingers in the air during the hot summer months. This too, can make for a more pleasant vacation.

During the winter months, there is also very little rain along the popular tourist coastline resort cities, however, in the interior, falling moisture in the form of snow is common. North and central Mexico, including parts of Mexico City and the high mountain regions, generally experience snowfall at some point each winter.