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Climate in Mexico

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1. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking about a trip to Mexico and Cuba in Feb/Mar and wondered what the weather is like. From what I can gather, it will be dry, but will it be quite chilly this time of year, particularly inland?

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6422 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Claire, I haven't been to either Mexico or Cuba, but decided to research it a little. I've written my findings in the Mexico guide.

In a nutshell, in the north of Mexico (above the Tropic of Capricorn) there is more temperature variation between winter and summer whereas in the south it is relatively stable throughout the year.

A lot of Mexico's cities are located in the Valley of Mexico which have higher altitudes. The temperature in that area averages 16 °C to 18 °C with cool nights - so yes, rather cool. The coastal areas (up to 1000m) on the other hand have average temperatures between 24 °C and 28 °C, with maybe 5 °C difference between summer and winter.

Well, that's my research anyway ... maybe someone who's actually been there can speak with more authority. It probably would help to know which areas in particular you plan on visiting :)

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Mexico will only be cold for a short time in the AM-over 9,000' of elevation.

You can always buy a serape or blanket to keep you warm and ditch it when leaving-don't take anything with you.

4. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

In Mexico City it is cold as hell!!

Here in Cancun, it is cool, (for us cold...)

Cuba is cool too pretty much as it is in Cancun.

but of course it all depends what is cold for you.

18/20`C when it gets cold
25/28`C cool from noon till evening..., so you can imagine..

what makes it all different is that it is humid and that makes it harder to resist!