The climate of Acapulco is tropical, hot all year round, with a dry, less hot period from December to April and a muggy, rainy period from June to October.
Acapulco de Juárez is located on the southern coast of Mexico, in the state of Guerrero. Due to the low latitude (we are at the 16th parallel) and to the presence of the mountains to the north, which protect it from cold winds, the city is hot and sunny even in the middle of winter.
From June to November (but with a higher probability from August to October), there is the risk of hurricanes. For example, the city was hit by Hurricane Manuel in September 2013, and by Hurricane Pauline in early October 1997.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 26.9 °C (80 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 28.7 °C (84 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Acapulco - Average temperatures
Min (°C)232424242525252525252524
Max (°C)303030313232323232323231
Min (°F)737575757777777777777775
Max (°F)868686889090909090909088

Precipitation amounts to 1,335 millimeters (52.6 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 0 mm (0 in) in the driest month (March) to 310 mm (12.2 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Acapulco - Average precipitation

On average, there are around 2,945 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Acapulco - Sunshine

The sea temperature ranges between 28 °C (82 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). It is therefore high enough for swimming all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Acapulco - Sea temperature
Temp (°C)292828282930303030303029
Temp (°F)848282828486868686868684


Best Time

Acapulco can be visited from December to April, as it is a dry period and outside the hurricane season.