Veracruz, where it's located

The climate of Veracruz is tropical, with a pleasantly warm winter and a hot, muggy and rainy summer.
Heroica Veracruz is located on the coast of the Bay of Campeche, at the 19th parallel. Winter is generally quite warm, 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 can remain around 20 °C (68 °F) (and occasionally even below) in the daytime.
The hottest time of the year is the one preceding the summer rains: in April, the temperature can reach and exceed 40 °C (104 °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 21.5 °C (71 °F), that of the warmest months (June, August) is of 27.7 °C (82 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Veracruz - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)181921232525242424232119
Max (°C)252526293031313131302725
Min (°F)646670737777757575737066
Max (°F)777779848688888888868177

Precipitation amounts to 1,755 millimeters (69.1 inches) per year: it is therefore abundant. It ranges from 15 mm (0.6 in) in the driest months (February, March, April) to 420 mm (16.5 in) in the wettest (July). Here is the average precipitation.
Veracruz - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)251515155030042032536015560251755
Prec.(in)10.60.60.6211.816.512.814.26.12.4169.1
Days54335152119181176116

On average, there are around 2,290 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Veracruz - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours566677786665

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.
Veracruz - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)232324252729292929282625
Temp (°F)737375778184848484827977

Veracruz

Best Time


The best time to visit Veracruz 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 sweatshirt and a light jacket.