Chetumal, where it's located

The climate of Chetumal is tropical, hot all year round, with a muggy, rainy season from May to October and a cooler, relatively dry season from November to April. However, also in the latter season, rainfall may occur, in addition to wind and cloudiness, especially in December and January.
The city is the capital of the state of Quintana Roo and is located in the bay of the same name.
Winter is typically warm, but sometimes, from mid-November to mid-March, there can be cool and windy days, when the wind from the United States (el norte) blows. The temperature can drop to 10/12 °C (50/54 °F) at night, and it can remain around 20/22 °C (68/72 °F) during the day.
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 (December) is of 23 °C (73 °F), that of the warmest month (May) is of 27.4 °C (81 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Chetumal - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)181920222323232323212018
Max (°C)282930313231313231302928
Min (°F)646668727373737373706864
Max (°F)828486889088889088868482

Precipitation amounts to 1,310 millimeters (51.6 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 25 mm (1 in) in the driest month (March) to 205 mm (8.1 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Chetumal - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)6535253513019514514520517095651310
Prec.(in)2.61.411.45.17.75.75.78.16.73.72.651.6
Days9644814141416141110123

On average, there are around 2,760 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Chetumal - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours788997787777

The sea temperature ranges between 27 °C (81 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F). It is therefore high enough for swimming all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Chetumal - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)272727282829292929292827
Temp (°F)818181828284848484848281

Chetumal

Best Time


The best time to visit Chetumal runs from mid-March to late May, since it is a warm period, relatively dry and with frequent sunshine. In April, a bit of sultriness begins to be felt, and in May, the first thunderstorms can occur. In winter, from December to mid-March, you may very well find a warm and sunny week, but at other times, there may be a few days with wind, clouds and some rain. Until March, when the Norte can blow, it can be cool at night, so it's better to bring a sweatshirt for the evening.