Tampico, where it's located

The climate of Tampico is sub-tropical, with a pleasantly warm, quite dry winter and a hot, muggy, and rainy summer.
The city is located on the east coast of Mexico in the state of Tamaulipas.
Winter is generally quite warm, but sometimes, from mid-November to mid-March, there can be cold and windy days, when winds from the United States blow. The temperature can drop to 5 °C (41 °F) at night, and can remain around 13 °C (55 °F) (and occasionally even below) in the daytime. The hottest time of the year is the one preceding the summer rains: in April and May it can reach and exceed 35 °C (95 °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 18.8 °C (66 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 28.7 °C (84 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Tampico - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)151619212425252524221916
Max (°C)232427293132323231302724
Min (°F)596166707577777775726661
Max (°F)737581848890909088868175

Precipitation amounts to 1,135 millimeters (44.7 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 15 mm (0.6 in) in the driest month (March) to 280 mm (11 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Tampico - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)252015255518014516028014545451135
Prec.(in)10.80.612.27.15.76.3115.71.81.844.7
Days6544410121215107694

On average, there are around 2,240 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Tampico - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours456678786654

The sea temperature ranges between 23 °C (73 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F). It is therefore high enough for swimming all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Tampico - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)232323252728292929282624
Temp (°F)737373778182848484827975

Tampico

Best Time


The best time to visit Tampico is the dry season, from November to May. In April and May, however, it can be very hot, while in November a hurricane can still arrive. You can therefore choose the period from December to March, even if it can sometimes get cool, so it will be useful to bring a sweater and a jacket.
There is no perfect time for a beach holiday.