Local Climate & Time Zone
Mérida is an important city in northwestern corner of the peninsula. The graph at the left shows important features of the Yucatan’s climate.
Here are four points to keep in mind about the Yucatan’s weather:
- it’s warm year-round
- there are marked dry and wet seasons
- on the average, it’s an arid climate
- hurricanes occur in late summer and fall
In general the dry season lasts from November through April and the wet season lasts from May through October. However, sometimes the seasons come late or early, or are not as distinct from one another as they usually are.
The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea contribute to the climate, which is generally warm and humid. It has an average temperature of 25° c to 27° c (77° f to 81° f ), rarely dropping below 16° c (61° f ) or rising above 49° c (120° f ). The heaviest rainfall occurs in the summer months. Average annual rainfall in this area is 115 centimeters (45 inches).