Best time to visit Mérida

The best time to visit Mérida is from December through February, since its warm and sunny with little or no rainfall.


Mérida weather

Mérida, the largest city in the Yucatán, has a hot, year-round tropical climate with a relatively cool, dry season from November through February, a hot season from March to May, and a humid, wet season from June though October.

What is the best month to visit Mérida?
December and January are the best months to visit Mérida – you can expect warm, sunny weather, with clear blue skies and little or no rainfall. The average temperature is 24°C (75°F).

Which is the hottest month in Mérida?
May is usually the hottest month in Mérida, with an average high temperature of 37°C (98°F) and a low of 23°C (73°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may reach 40°C (104°F).

The hot season lasts from early-April to mid-June, with an average daily high temperature above 35°C (95°F).

Which is the coldest month in Mérida?
The coldest month of the year in Mérida is January, with an average high of 30°C (86°F) and a low of 17°C (62°F).

However, on the coldest nights of the month, the temperature may drop to around 10°C (50°F).

The cooler winter season lasts from early-November to early-February, with an average daily high temperature below 31°C (87°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Mérida?
The sunniest month in Mérida is usually May with an average of nine hours of sunshine per day; that's 65% of daylight hours on average.

When is the sea warmest in Mérida?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Mérida in August when the water temperature reaches 29°C (84°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

The sea near Mérida is warm enough to swim year-round.

Which month has the most rain in Mérida?
September is usually the wettest month in Mérida with 185mm (7in) of rainfall on average, distributed across 14 days.

The wet season lasts from late-May through to mid-October, with a greater than 33% chance of rainfall on any given day. The rains typically fall as short but intense tropical downpours.

Rain falls throughout the year in Mérida.

The drier season lasts from mid-October to late-May. The months with the least rainfall in Mérida are March and April, with an average of 25mm (1in ) of rainfall, distributed across two days.

Which is the windiest month in Mérida?
The windiest month of the year in Mérida is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 8 kilometres per hour (5 mph; 4 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-December through to early-June, with average wind speeds of more than 7 kilometres per hour (4 mph; 3.8 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-June through to late-December. The calmest month of the year in Mérida is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 5 kilometres per hour (3 mph; 2.7 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mérida is from the east throughout the year.

What's the likelihood of a storm in Mérida?
The months of June through October all carry a slight risk of a tropical storm, with the likelihood greatest in September at 3.9%.


Mérida Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max (°C)
30 32 34 37 37 35 35 35 34 33 31 30
Average daily min (°C)
17 18 19 21 23 23 23 23 23 22 19 18
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
6 7 8 8 9 7 8 8 7 7 7 6
Average daily daylight (hrs)
11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
72 67 61 60 63 74 76 77 80 79 76 75
UV Index (max)
7 9 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 8 7
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
4 3 2 2 5 11 13 13 14 10 5 4
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
40 30 25 25 70 140 160 140 185 130 55 45
Average wind speed (km/h)
7 7 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 6 7 7
Average sea temperature (°C)
24 24 24 26 27 28 28 29 29 28 27 25
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Holiday seasons

High season: November to March; Low season: From April to October, when hotel prices often drop considerably.


Source: Meteorological data for Mérida is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation – at the closest weather station, Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID), formerly known as Mérida-Rejón Airport , located around 11km (7mi) southwest of Mérida.

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: Best time to visit Mérida: 9 May, 2024


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.



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