Climate in Acapulco, Mexico

Climate in Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco, Mexico is one of the most popular resort towns for visitors to Mexico. Located along the Pacific coast, it is famous for its beaches and active nightlife. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of water sports, such as scuba diving, sailing and fishing, to keep busy. The area also features gourmet restaurants, dance clubs and historic sites.

Average Temperature

According to World Guide to Acapulco, the average temperature in Acapulco is approximately 86 degrees or higher during the day. At night, the average temperature hovers around 68 degrees.

Humidity

The average humidity in the dry season from November to May is about 85 percent to 90 percent in the morning, with late afternoon humidity levels averaging between 62 to 65 percent, according to MyForecast. During the wet season, from June to October, the average morning humidity levels average mid-80s to low 90s, and the average late afternoon humidity percentages average approximately 65 percent to 69 percent.

Seasons

The most popular time for tourists in Acapulco is the dry season, according to World Guide to Acapulco, which is between November and May. According to MyForecast, the average high temperatures in the dry season are between 87 and 89 degrees, and the average low temperatures are 72 to 76 degrees. The wet season is from June to October. According to MyForecast, the average high temperature during the wet season is typically 88 to 89 degrees, and the average low temperature is about 77 degrees.

Average Rainfall

According to the Weather Channel, rainfall averages during the dry season vary widely, from an average of about two inches in November to typically zero inches during February. During the wet season, July is typically the rainiest month, with an average of 8.2 inches, to about 5.7 inches in October.

Extreme Weather

The coast of Mexico is especially susceptible to more extreme weather during hurricane season, which typically stretches from August to October. Tropical storms or hurricanes that begin in the Pacific Ocean or Caribbean do not often directly land on Mexico's coast. However, they may cause very heavy rainfall for two to three days.

Article Written By Catherine Chase

Catherine Chase is a professional writer specializing in history and health topics. Chase also covers finance, home improvement and gardening topics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Skidmore College.

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