Mexico Weather in August

August marks the zenith of the tropical summer in Mexico. Along the coastal regions, from the Caribbean to the Pacific, the weather is hot and humid with daytime temperatures averaging around 28-32°C (82-90°F). Mexico City is milder and more pleasant than the balmy coast and can provide a useful respite from the heat. While August might see occasional rainfall, it's generally limited, allowing travellers to pack lightly. Want to know all about the weather in Mexico in August? Keep reading as we share all our tips.

What is the weather like in Mexico in August?

The weather in Mexico in August is warm and humid, with varying conditions across regions. Coastal areas experience high temperatures, while central regions have a more moderate climate. Be prepared for occasional rain during the rainy season.

Mexico embodies the peak of the tropical summer in August when most regions enjoy warm and sunny days with the occasional rainfall. Along both coasts, the weather is warm to hot, with temperatures averaging around 28-32°C (82-90°F). Inland cities like Mexico City enjoy milder temperatures, ranging from 20-25°C (68-77°F), providing respite from the humid coastal areas. Overall, though, August in Mexico is invitingly tropical.

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Acapulco, Mexico beach

Acapulco, Mexico ©Shutterstock

Is Mexico warm in August?

August in Mexico is the time when the summer heat reaches its peak, and travellers can expect warm temperatures across the country. The average daytime temperature in Acapulco ranges from 28°C to 33°C (82°F to 91°F), though the coastal breeze provides a welcome relief.

The Yucatán Peninsula has a tropical climate, too. Average daytime temperature range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F) and although the humidity levels can be higher than elsewhere, it can still be pleasant.

Oaxaca is a more temperate climate in August with average daytime temperatures hovering around 24°C to 28°C (75°F to 82°F). Tijuana has a more Mediterranean climate, with average daytime temperature ranging from 22°C to 26°C (72°F to 79°F), and a cool ocean breeze.

The capital, Mexico City, is cooler with daytime temperatures that range from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). In the evenings, the temperatures drop slightly, offering a refreshing respite from the daytime warmth.

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Is August a good time to visit Mexico?

The weather in Mexico in August is warm and enjoyable, so it's a great time to visit. August is part of the peak tourist season in Mexico, especially in popular beach destinations. You can expect larger crowds at popular tourist spots, resorts, and beaches.

It's typically hot, especially along the coasts, and accommodation is at its most expensive. Note that it is also part of hurricane season (usually June to November), so high winds and heavy rain are a possibility. Mexican families tend to take their summer vacations in August, so resorts like Acapulco can get very busy indeed.

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Beach on Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Mexico © Shutterstock

Playa del Carmen © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in Mexico in August

As it is hurricane season, coastal areas and tropical regions, such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Maya, often have higher rainfall amounts in August. The average rainfall in these coastal regions can range from 150mm to 200mm (6 to 8 inches) during the month. These areas may experience occasional heavy rain showers, but the rainfall is usually brief and followed by sunny periods.

Inland cities, such as Mexico City and Guadalajara, typically receive lower rainfall amounts compared to the coastal regions. The average rainfall in these cities during August can range from 50mm to 100mm (2 to 4 inches). While there may still be some rainy days, the overall rainfall is generally lower compared to the peak rainy season months.

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Festivals and events in Mexico in August

There are several festivals and events that take place in Mexico during the month of August. This is the biggest:

  • Día de la Asunción (Assumption Day) Aug 15. This is the day when the Virgin Mary is believed to have ascended to heaven, and although it isn’t a public holiday, it’s celebrated around the country, most notably at Oxkutzcab and Izamal in Yucatán, and Cholula in Puebla State.

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updated 06.06.2024

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