Akumal, Mexico: Live Weather
Live weather in Akumal
The latest and today's weather in Akumal, Mexico updated regularly
- Sunrise 06:30
- Sunset 19:16
|Temp feels like:||99°F (37°C)|
|Length of Day:||12h 46m|
|Pressure:||29.95" (1014 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
Historic Temperatures for 18th August in Akumal
|Average High||88°F (31°C)|
|Record High||95°F (35°C) (2008)|
|Average Low||75°F (24°C)|
|Record Low||68°F (20°C) (2012)|
Weather in Akumal
The weather in Akumal is mainly defined by a wet season, dry season and hurricane season. Despite the fact that each season comes with its own positives and negatives, there is really no bad time to visit the region.
Hurricane season for the area runs from June until November, but the peak is from August until early October. While the chance of a storm hitting during your holiday is remote, it may be wise to purchase trip insurance when booking your vacation. Meanwhile the dry season runs from December until April and the wet season lasting April until November.
Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Akumal is situated just south of Cancun and offers visitors plenty of luxury accommodations and things to do without the crowds of the city's more famous neighbor. With a tropical climate and beautiful beaches, the region is an outdoors lover's dream.
Winter in Akumal consists of December, January and February, but it is a term used loosely as the overall temperatures remain very warm thanks to the tropical nature of the region. Daily temperatures are very consistent from one month to another averaging 24°C (75°F) throughout the season. The average afternoon highs also don't waver throughout the period, reaching 27°C (81°) in all three months. Overnight lows may require a very light jacket as they will fall to 21°C (70°F) for each winter month.
The winter months come during the drier time of the year helping to make them a popular choice for a holiday. Rainfall amounts average 92mm in December, 70mm in January and just 53mm in February. With limited rain, this is a great time to hit the beach and enjoy the warm waters. The average water temperature for this time of the year is between 27°C (81°F) in December to 26°C (79°F) in both January and February.
Spring in Akumal consists of March, April and May and begins to introduce the wet part of the year. In fact, rain amounts climb from the driest month of the year in March with only 37mm of precipitation to 108mm expected by the time May rolls around. Some of these rains can last all day or all night, so it is good to always be prepared and check out the extended forecast before leaving home.
Temperatures are also on a steady climb as the average daily temperature goes from 25°C (77°F) in March to 28°C (82°F) in May. Average afternoon highs will also be warm with temperatures approaching 31°C (88°F) by late in the season. Average overnight lows will also follow the same path and range between 22°C (72°F) at the beginning of the season to 24°C (75°F) by the end.
If you can avoid the rain, now is a great time to hit the beach with an average water temperature of 26°C (81°F) to 28°C (82°F). Despite the rain amounts increasing, the region still experiences an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day throughout the season.
Summer is the warmest time of the year to visit, but it is also one of the wettest. However, if you can dodge the raindrops, now is a great time to enjoy the numerous water sports the area offers as the waters are the warmest they will be all year. One caveat is that hurricane season is beginning to ramp up and August could bring some stronger storms.
The summer season consists of June, July and August and brings with it the hottest conditions of the year. August is the warmest month with an average high temperature of 32°C (90°F). Visitors will need to be aware that the temperature can also feel much hotter than that when combined with the humidity in the region. Overnight lows throughout the season remain consistent with temperatures only falling to 24°C (75°F). With such warm temperatures throughout the morning and afternoon hours, you'll want a room with good air conditioning.
Visitors during this time of the year will also have to dodge a lot of raindrops. Rainfall amounts range from 187mm in June to 130mm in July and 146mm in August. This rain falls on an average of between 12 and 13 days each month. Due to the tropical nature of the region, some heavy downpours can be expected so make sure you have a plan to see some indoor sites in case the weather doesn't cooperate with being outdoors.
If you can get outdoors, the waters are very warm with temperatures of 28°C (82°F) to 29°C (84°F). Even with the rain, the region will continue to average 7 hours of sunshine per day.
Autumn consists of September, October and November. It also consists of the peak of hurricane season, which is typically around mid-September. As a result, it is important to check the extended forecast before leaving home and to purchase travel insurance when planning your holiday.
Autumn is also the wettest time of the year for the region. The wettest month is September with an average of 220mm of precipitation. October is only slightly drier with 202mm of rainfall expected, but the precipitation amount does drop off significantly by November with only 102mm of rain expected by the end of the season.
During this time of the year, there is not as much sunshine with only 6 hours of sunshine per day. However, the water temperatures remain warm enough to enjoy during periods of good weather with averages of 28°C (82°F) to 29°C (84°F).
Surface temperatures cool slightly during this period, but not enough that visitors will need a heavy jacket. In fact, shorts and short sleeves are still fine for this time of year. The average afternoon highs will cool from 31°C (88°F) in September to 28°C (82°F) by November. Average overnight lows will also remain warm with temperatures bottoming out between 23°C (73°F) and 24°C (75°F).
Akumal is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. It is just now becoming more and more popular, but it still offers tranquility without the large crowds of nearby larger cities. Visitors will have to weigh up how much they want to chance the rains of summer versus the slightly cooler, but drier conditions found in winter. However, as long as there is a plan in place regarding things to do inside, there is nothing wrong with going any time of the year.