Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas – Photo courtesy of cabosanlucasbeaches.com

Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas

The best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is anytime. You can expect hot, sunny weather throughout most of the year. For the best weather visit during November and December and from February to May, when it's pleasantly hot rather than scorching.

Cabo San Lucas Weather

The region of Cabo San Lucas is blessed with near perfect weather year round averaging more than 350 days of sunshine a year. Cabo San Lucas enjoys a hot, arid desert climate, with slight variations in temperature from month to month.

Summer lasts from mid-March to mid-November with an average high of 27°C (81°F) in March rising through 29°C (84°F) in April, 30°C (86°F) in May, 32°C (90°F) in June to an average high of 33°C (91°F) from July to September.

However, it’s not unusual for daily temperatures to peak around 38°C (100°F) in July, August and September.

January is the coldest month, July the hottest month, while September and October are the wettest months. March, April and May are the driest months and rarely see any rain.

Winter from October to April averages 26°C (79°F) with a low of 13°C (55°F). You can expect average highs of 32°C (90°F) in October, 29°C (84°F) in November, 27°C (81°F) in December, 25°C (77°F) in January and 26°C (79°F) in February.

Best time for activities

Game fishing – Sports fishing is good all year round, with the best conditions during summer from April through October.

Scuba diving – The best time to dive is between May and December, with the best conditions in September and October.

Surfing – East Cape beaches offer the best wave breaks during spring and summer from May to October, while the Pacific beaches north and west of Cabo offer excellent surfing conditions during winter from November through April.

Whale watching – The best time to watch gray and humpback whales is from January through March.

Golf – Year round; Los Cabos is now the golf capital of Mexico.

Note: During summer, Cabo San Lucas is slightly cooler than San José del Cabo and also receives less rain.

Seasons

High season: From October to April;
Low season: From May to September.


Cabo San Lucas – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 19 19 20 22 23 25 28 28 28 26 23 21
Ave High Temp (°C) 25 26 27 29 30 32 33 34 33 32 29 27
Ave Low Temp (°C) 13 13 13 15 17 19 23 24 24 21 18 15
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 10 10 11 12 12 12 10 10 9 10 10 9
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 13 11 11
Comfort Level Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
UV Index 6 8 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 7 6
Days with some Rain 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 1 1
Ave Rainfall (mm) 16 3 1 2 0 0 18 44 70 32 4 14
Sea Temp (°C) 23 22 22 22 23 24 27 28 29 28 27 25
(Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Cabo San Lucas – Monthly Review

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Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas: 18 November, 2018


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