Matamoros, where it's located

The climate of Heroica Matamoros is sub-tropical, with a pleasantly warm winter and a very hot, muggy summer.
The city is located in northeastern Mexico, in the state of Tamaulipas, near the border with Texas. Across the Rio Grande River is the American city of Brownsville. The coast, where Playa Bagdad is located, is 30 km (18 mi) away.
Even though the winter is mild, occasionally there may be short cold waves lasting 2 or 3 days, in which the minimum temperature drops around freezing, and the maximum remains around 5/7 °C (41/45 °F) or even below.
In summer, in contrast, intense heat prevails.
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 16.2 °C (61 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 29.7 °C (85 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Matamoros - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)111315192224252523191512
Max (°C)222326293134343533302622
Min (°F)525559667275777773665954
Max (°F)727379848893939591867972

Precipitation amounts to 695 millimeters (27.4 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 25 mm (1 in) in the driest month (February) to 150 mm (5.9 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Matamoros - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)3025304065655060150954530695
Prec.(in)1.211.21.62.62.622.45.93.71.81.227.4
Days764456571086774

On average, there are around 2,715 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Matamoros - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours457891011108764

The sea temperature ranges between 21 °C (70 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F). From January to March, the sea is a bit cool, but after all acceptable for swimming, while from June to October it is pleasantly warm. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Matamoros - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)222121232628282929282523
Temp (°F)727070737982828484827773

Matamoros

Best Time


To visit Matamoros, you can choose the period from December to February: it is true that it can get cold every now and then, but in this way you can avoid the hot days that can occur in the rest of the year.
To go to the beach, the best months are April and October (although in October there is the risk of hurricanes).