19 MayLocal Time: 19:02 CDT UK Time: 01:02 BST
- Sunrise 06:08
- Sunset 19:19
- Moonrise 13:11
- Moonset 01:07
|Temp feels like:||27°c (80.6°f)|
|Length of Day:||10h 54m|
|Dew Point:||22 °c (72°f)|
|Pressure:||29.98 " (1015 hpa)|
Average for May: 27°c (81°f)
Weather Overview for Riviera Maya
The area enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures year round and two distinct seasons: one wet and one dry. The yearly average temperature for the region is around 26ºC and around 1400mm of rain falls each year.
Maya is a tourist area lying on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It
is situated in the district of Quintana
Roo, on the east coast of the peninsula. Running from Cancun in the north
to Tulum in the
The area sits within the Atlantic hurricane belt and is at risk between June and October. Humidity is fairly high: it varies between 76% and 81% with April seeing the lowest level and November the greatest. The consistently warm sea temperature makes swimming a pleasure year round. The water temperature averages about 27ºC for the year, fluctuating from 23ºC at its coolest around February, almost getting up to 30ºC in September.
can visit the
The dry season, from November to April, has lower, more pleasant, temperatures than the wet season and is certainly the best time to visit the area. The dry season’s cooler temperatures are due to the northeast trade winds that are strongest at this time of year, blowing cooling breezes along the coast. From December to February is the coolest period; the average temperature in these months is 23C or 24C with highs of 28C and lows down to 19C. Coupled with the low rain and humidity, these are the best months to visit in terms of weather and as such are the most popular. This can mean heavy crowds and high prices. March and April are the driest months in the year, with about 40mm of rain per month on average, but temperatures and humidity are on the rise in the lead-up to the wet season.
The wet season, from May to October, sees slightly hotter temperatures than the dry season, although there is little fluctuation and monthly averages vary between 23C in January and 28C between June and September. June and July are the hottest months; temperatures in the mid 30s are not uncommon and it can get up to 40C. Luckily, there is nearly always a cooling sea breeze so it doesn’t become as stifling as in inland areas.
is one big disadvantage to Riviera Maya’s coastal location: the threat of hurricanes.
The region was ravaged by Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 which was a category
5 (the maximum) when it hit land. The storm battered the
is plentiful throughout the period, intensifying with the progression of
hurricane season; September and October are the wettest months and can see over 200mm of rain each. The
rains shouldn’t necessarily put you off travelling as they often occur in short
but heavy tropical downpours, leaving plenty of sunny weather in between. It
should be noted that the east coast of
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