Cancun weather in November

Early-November sees the hot, wet season come to an end, and by mid-November onwards Cancun starts to enjoy much better weather conditions.

You can expect hot and humid weather with around seven hours of sunshine daily interspersed by rain showers that become less frequent as the month progresses.

How hot is it in Cancun in November?
Daytime temperatures in Cancun in November usually reach an average high of 29°C (84°F), with high heat and humidity, and low of 21°C (69°F).

However, on the warmest days, which usually occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature may climb to around 32°C (89°F).

How sunny is it in Cancun in November?
There are usually seven hours of sunshine each day in Cancun in November – that's around 61% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in November?
Sunrise is around 7:00am with sunset around 6:05pm.

How warm is the sea around Cancun in November?
The average sea temperature in Cancun in November is 27°C (80°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

Does it rain in Cancun in November?
There is usually 85mm (3in) of rainfall in Cancun in November, distributed across seven days.

How windy is it in Cancun in November?
November sees an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots).

What to do in Cancun in November?
November is good for all water sports, including windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Despite rain showers, November is still a good time to explore the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, Chichén Itzá and Coba or indulge in an adventure tour through the wetlands of Sian Ka’an.

Don’t miss the Revolution Day parade through Cancún, which celebrates The Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910 and ended in the 1917 Mexican Constitution.

Local holidays?
Revolution Day – 21st Nov.

November is low season in Cancun, with more reasonable hotel rates.

Cancun weather in November

Temperature icon High Temp: 29°C (84°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 21°C (69°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7 hrs per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hrs 5 mins per day
wind icon Wind speed: 14 km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 7 days
rain cloud Rainfall: 85mm (3in) per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 80% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)
Cancun, Mexico

Best time to visit Cancun

The best time to visit Cancun for a beach holiday is during the warm, dry season from December through April, with March the ideal time as it's the driest month and humidity is low.

You can expect sunny, dry days with an average high temperature of 29°C (84°F).

Cancun has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a warm, relatively dry season from November through April, and a hot and humid, wet season from May though October.

Cancun weather overview

Cancun weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Cancun is based on weather statistics gathered for the 10-year period 2010 to 2020, and is sourced from the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation – at the closest weather station, Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is located 20km (12mi) south of central Cancun. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Cancun Weather in November: 8 October, 2023

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