Mexico Weather in June

June is the start of summer in Mexico and amidst the lush jungles of Chiapas, the vibrant melody of birds begins to echo around the trees. Along the sun-soaked coast around Cabo San Lucas, hotels start to book up with people seeking a blast of hot summer sunshine before the school holidays begin. In historic Guanajuato, the alleyways provide some solace from the warmth, and the brightly-painted colonial buildings of Merida look remarkable under the rays. Planning a trip in June? Make sure to read all about the weather in Mexico in June.

What is the weather like in Mexico in June?

The weather in Mexico in June heralds the arrival of summer in Mexico and the weather lets you know all about it. Along the Baja California coast, Cabo San Lucas basks in the endless sunshine, attracting visitors with its stunning beaches and adventurous water sports.

The ancient ruins of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula beckon cultural enthusiasts to explore history amidst warm temperatures. In the highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas, moderate weather invites immersion in its indigenous traditions.

Meanwhile, the charming town of Querétaro can offer a respite from the summer heat. Its pleasant climate is good for hiking the slopes of Peña de Bernal, one of the world’s tallest monoliths, easily accessible from the colonial city.

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Papantla flyers perform their show in the magical town of Tequila Jalisco © Jose de Jesus Churion Del/Shutterstock

Voladores-de-Papantla, Mexico ©Shutterstock

Is Mexico warm in June?

Mexico embraces the glow of summer in June as temperatures rise. On the Pacific coast, Cabo San Lucas basks in the sunshine, offering warm temperatures of approximately 31°C (88°F) and an idyllic setting for coastal getaways.

The Maya ruin of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula is hot too and welcomes coachloads of visitors amidst average temperatures of around 29°C (84°F).

Elsewhere, the verdant highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas offer a refreshing respite with mild days, averaging around 24°C (75°F).

Overall, the weather in Mexico in June makes it a great month to visit if you don't mind an occasional shower and hot temperatures.

Is June a good time to visit Mexico?

June marks the beginning of summer in Mexico and in theory, it should be the rainy season but it depends on where you go. Coastal paradises like Cancun boast long, warm and sunny days, enticing people to the beach including those from the US who want to visit before the schools break up in July.

It's also the best time to head inland. The cultural marvels of Mexico City are delightful this time of year. Head to The Zócalo, the capital's huge central square, surrounded by the cathedral, Aztec ruins and the Palacio Nacional, and host to numerous fiestas.

As a year-round destination, June is still very popular with tourists and some attractions, such as the Maya ruins, can be very busy, especially around the equinox. Still, plan ahead and you can unlock the best hotels and restaurants with no problem.

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San Blas, Mexico, Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in Mexico in June

As summer arrives in June, the rain stays away. The northern regions continue with low rainfall, averaging from 0 to 25 mm (0 to 1 inch).

Central regions, including Mexico City, maintain relatively dry conditions with an average rainfall of around 5 to 15 mm (0.2 to 0.6 inches).

Eastern coastal areas, like the Yucatan Peninsula and destinations such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya, experience increased rainfall, with averages ranging from 75 to 150 mm (3 to 6 inches).

Southern states like Chiapas and Oaxaca continue to see higher rainfall amounts, with averages ranging from 150 to 300 mm (6 to 12 inches).

Adventure awaits you on our tailor-made trip to the Oaxacan coast, a place as spectacular as the activities you will do. From a boat trip to the beautiful bays of Huatulco to a warm horseback ride on the seashore in Puerto Escondido.

Festivals and events in Mexico in June

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

  • Día de San Juan (St John’s Day) (June 24). Celebrating the birth of the biblical St John the Baptist, but also handily close to the summer solstice, this is celebrated with bonfires, fairs, charreadas (rodeos) and sometimes water throwing in towns and villages nationwide.

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updated 06.06.2024

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