Weather in Mexico in July
Is July a good time to visit Mexico?July is the wettest month of the year in most of Mexico, although, surprisingly, the popular resort city of Cancun is one of the driest (and hottest) spots. This is also a risky season for hurricanes and tropical storms on the Mexican coast, but for heat freaks this time of year can’t be beat! Temperatures soar throughout the country, bringing on a sweat even without the spicy salsa! Sea temperatures, too, are sultry on both the east and west coast, at around 30°C (86°F) in the favourite holiday destinations of Acapulco, Cancun, and Puerta Vallarta.
Climate in Mexico in July
The Yucatan Peninsula is extremely hot and humid in July, with brief monsoon-like heavy rain showers which come late in the day – for the rest of the time the relentless tropical sun bakes down on the beaches. Temperatures in Cancun and the other Yucatan resort areas rise up to 35°C (95°F) most days, dropping appreciably at night. The rainy season is now well established, and there is the risk of hurricanes at worst, and tropical storms at the least, occurring on the Mexican Caribbean coast in July.
On the Pacific coast of Mexico in July the weather is also swelteringly hot, and the rainfall here is higher than on the Caribbean beaches. Acapulco’s average monthly rainfall for July is 243mm, while Puerta Vallarta is even wetter with 328mm for the month. It rains nearly every day, but only for brief periods and there is still a great deal of sunshine. The driest place on the Pacific coast is Cabo San Lucas in the north, which is fairly dry with only 13mm on average for July.
Inland, the cool, elevated Mexico City with its “eternal spring” is pleasant, if wet, with a maximum temperature of around 23°C (73.4°F), and rainfall peaks at 160mm for the month with 22 wet days.