Campeche, where it's located

The climate of San Francisco de Campeche is tropical, hot all year round, with a rainy and muggy season from June to October, a relatively cool season from November to February, and a very hot season from March to May, when the highest temperatures of the year are reached.
The city is the capital of the state of Campeche and is located on the west coast of the Yucatan peninsula. Winter is typically warm to hot, but sometimes, from mid-November to mid-March, there can be cool and windy days, when the wind blows from the United States. The temperature can drop to 10 °C (50 °F) at night, and it can remain around 20/22 °C (68/72 °F) during the day. In January 2010, it dropped to 7.5 °C (45.5 °F).
The hottest time of the year is the one preceding the summer rains: in April and May, the temperature can reach 41/42 °C (106/108 °F).
From June to November (but with a higher probability from August to October), there is the risk of hurricanes.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 23.7 °C (75 °F), that of the warmest month (May) is of 29.7 °C (85 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Campeche - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)181920222324232323222019
Max (°C)293133353635343433323129
Min (°F)646668727375737373726866
Max (°F)848891959795939391908884

Precipitation amounts to 1,040 millimeters (40.9 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest month (March) to 205 mm (8.1 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Campeche - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)251510155516018019020512040251040
Prec.(in)10.60.40.62.26.37.17.58.14.71.6140.9
Days422141215151495486

On average, there are around 2,695 sunshine hours per year. The sunniest months are March and April. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Campeche - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours779988887766

The sea temperature ranges between 24 °C (75 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F). It is therefore high enough for swimming all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Campeche - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)242425262829292929282726
Temp (°F)757577798284848484828179

Campeche

Best Time


The best time to visit Campeche is from December to February, since it is a quite dry and not too hot period.