Weather in Cozumel

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The weather in Cozumel makes it one of the most beautiful places you’ll find on the south-eastern side of Mexico. Bordered by the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, this little patch of paradise can be found just off Playa del Carmen. Home to the spectacular Mesoamerican Reef, Cozumel thrives under a sub-tropical savanna climate throughout the year and experiences regular rainfall.

A wet season unfolds from June until November, while January to May gives way to hot and dry weather. Heavy rains are a regular seasonal guest, often pounding the island with sudden and outbursts of rain. This is why we recommend packing an umbrella and a thin raincoat, to handle the surprise outbursts throughout the year!

What’s the weather like in Cozumel in November

November marks the end of the wet and stormy season, dropping a couple of degrees in temperature and bringing in more sunshine and dry heat. It’s also the end of hurricane season, so tourism starts to pick up.

Temperature

The average temperature drops to a very comfortable 77°F, with an estimated low of 71°F, mainly during the nights and slowly spreading towards the early evenings later in the month.

Humidity

Humidity can still be high, averaging between 65% and 80%, with dew points peaking between 70°F and 75°.

Rainfall

Rainfall is down to 3.5 inches, spread over up to just 6 days, with decreasing chances of full rainy days.

What’s the weather like in Cozumel in December

If you’re looking to spend your Christmas somewhere hot, sunny, and gorgeous then Cozumel is the place for you!

Temperature

With average temperatures of 75°F and cool breezy nights at a low average of 68°F, Cozumel is the perfect spot for those who wish to enjoy summer in the heart of winter.

Humidity

December is one of the dry months of the year in this sub-tropical climate. Humidity levels are steady at 70% on average, with the dew point oscillating between a comfortable 64°F and 70°F.

Rainfall

Rainfall is reduced to just 1.4 inches spread over a total of 5 days of light showers, and just 18% chance of rain on average.

What’s the weather like in Cozumel in January

Be prepared for some cooler weather, but even the nights are normally warm and tropical. If a Norte blows through, it is cooler and windy, but still very pleasant.

Temperature

Cozumel experiences warm and generally pleasant winters, with average temperatures at 75°F. The nights are pleasant and comfortable, with average lows of 68°F.

Rainfall

There is a 16% chance of rain in January. The rainfall levels are largely tolerable, with up to 1.9 inches of rain over 5 days in the month.

Humidity

Humidity is between 65% and 80%, which may seem high but it’s much more comfortable in January than in later months. In fact, the dew point oscillates between 18°C and 21°C, which further strengthens the argument sustaining a more tolerable stay in January than in late summer, for example.

What’s the weather like in Cozumel in February

February is probably one of the best months to visit Cozumel. This part of Mexico experiences a dry season now, with plenty of sun and heat and very little rain, while the sea stays warm and perfect for deep diving and parasailing.

Temperature

The average temperature is steady at 76°F with an average low of 68°F. The nights are far more pleasant than most of the year, perfect for late night walks.

Rainfall

Humidity drops to a comfortable 65% on average, with a dew point oscillating between 64°F and 68°F – the high end is best felt through the 3 rainy days expected for the month. Chances of rain drop to a wonderful 13% chance on average, with a volume of .5 inches. Sudden showers may occur throughout the occasional afternoon, but it’s nothing that won’t dry up five minutes later!

What’s the weather like in Cozumel in March

Generally, warm days averaging in the low 80’s and comfortable nights. If a Norte comes through you might need a light jacket or sweater at night.

Temperature

Spring in Cozumel is a wonderful delight if you’re not scared by a little humidity at night. March is one of the dry months of the year, with temperatures averaging at 76°F. The nights keep around 68°F but can get very unpleasant due to humidity which can spike as far as 85%.

Rainfall

Speaking of humidity, it normally stays at 58% on average but it does tend to dial it up during the night. Rainfall is  1.2 inches on average, with just 3 rainy days in March. Chances of precipitation stay low at 8%. The dew point juggles between 64°F and 72°F.

What’s the weather like in Cozumel in April

April is glorious and not as hot and sweltering as the later summer months.

Temperature

Mid-spring is certainly a favorite time for Cozumel, and one of the year’s season peaks. The average high temperature is around 80°F and the lower end hangs at a mild 72°F.

Rainfall

Humidity ranges from averages of 58% to higher levels of up to 90%, which can get uncomfortable. Rainfall is at an average of 1.25 inches, and just 8% chance of rainy days. The dew point also oscillates from a moderate 64°F to a moist 74°F.

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