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Cancun Weather in January, Mexico

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    8 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    7 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    43 mm
  • What is Chance of Windy Day?
    Taking historical wind data for a month at a certain threshold wind speed. Take the number of days the wind was above this threshold, and divide that by the days in the month to determine the chance of a windy day

    Chance of Windy Day

    11 %
  • What is Chance of Cloudy Day?
    This is based on the sunshine hours per day minus the daylight hours, if the sunshine hours are less than half of the daylight hours, it is labeled a cloudy day

    Chance of Cloudy Day

    13 %

January, 2024

1 Avg 25º 77º
2 Avg 24º 75º
3 Avg 23º 73º
4 Avg 23º 73º
5 Avg 23º 73º
6 Avg 22º 72º
7 Avg 22º 72º
8 Avg 22º 72º
9 Avg 24º 75º
10 Avg 25º 77º
11 Avg 24º 75º
12 Avg 23º 73º
13 Avg 23º 73º
14 Avg 22º 72º
15 Avg 23º 73º
16 Avg 22º 72º
17 Avg 22º 72º
18 Avg 21º 70º
19 Avg 21º 70º
20 Avg 22º 72º
21 Avg 23º 73º
22 Avg 22º 72º
23 Avg 22º 72º
24 Avg 21º 70º
25 Avg 22º 72º
26 Avg 22º 72º
27 Avg 22º 72º
28 Avg 22º 72º
29 Avg 21º 70º
30 Avg 22º 72º
31 Avg 22º 72º
Avg Historical Daily Average

What's The Weather Like in Cancun in January?

January is the coolest time of the year to visit CancunMexico, although this is not saying much in comparison to the winter weather experienced elsewhere in the world!

The weather is hot and sunny but not as stifling as in peak summer.

With an average of eight hours of sunshine each day, these conditions make it a popular month to spend on the beach 

However, be warned, this will be peak tourist time with higher prices and larger crowds.

How Hot Is Cancun In January?

The resort has a lovely average temperature of 23°C, with highs of up to 28°C and lows of a mild 21°C. This is perfect weather for getting out and about and more importantly, packing light layers, but it has the added positive of avoiding the even hotter temperatures found later in the year.

How Warm Is The Sea In Cancun In January?

The average sea temperature is also very warm at 27°C, which is normal across the year in this tropical country.

Is Cancun Humid In January?

The average humidity is very high throughout January, at 81%.

But with just 43mm of rainfall, this is one of the driest months of the year.

Still, with around seven rainy days, you might experience a light shower or two during your holiday. To be absolutely sure, check the up-to-date forecast before you visit. 

Hotels for Cancun in January

Suites Costa Blanca

Couples and families searching for budget accommodation in Cancun, Mexico should consider staying at Suites Costa Blanca.

Found in the center of the hotel zone, this complex is made up of 21 air-conditioned rooms.

There are plenty of onsite amenities for guests to enjoy, including currency exchange, maid service, parking, gift shop, and sun deck, with a variety of shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants in the immediate area.

Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort

If you're looking for a little bit of luxury during your holiday, take a look at Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort.

Also located in the heart of the hotel zone, this complex offers a selection of rooms and suites, many of which come with fantastic views.

The list of onsite facilities is comprehensive and covers spa, sports facilities, fitness center, swimming pool, WiFi access, bars, restaurants, and kids' club.

Courtyard Cancun

Only a short distance away from Pok Ta Pok Golf Course and 

Cancun International AirportCourtyard Cancun is perfect for golfers who don't want to venture far from the course during their holiday.

This hotel features a wide variety of rooms and suites, as well as a wealth of facilities, such as free WiFi access, a restaurant, gym, babysitting services, a swimming pool, and a whirlpool.

Nizuc Resort & Spa

Nizuc Resort & Spa is ideal for couples who want to enjoy a romantic spa break in Cancun, Mexico.

This complex offers a selection of spacious suites and villas, each of which is equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your holiday.

Onsite facilities are numerous and include a spa, swimming pools, restaurants, 24-hour concierge, and kids' club, with the Moon Palace Golf Course  and several boutiques in the area.

Live Aqua Cancun

When it comes to all-inclusive accommodation, it doesn't get much better than 

Live Aqua Cancun. This four-star beachfront complex features accommodation in the form of rooms and suites, each of which comes with a minibar, air conditioning, and free WiFi access.

There are plenty of facilities for guests to enjoy, such as numerous bars and restaurants, swimming pools, spa, fitness center, gift shop, and beauty salon.

Beaches for January for Cancun

Forum Beach

Even though it's the coldest month of the year, January is still a fantastic time to hit the beach. Forum Beach is located in the center of Cancun, close to a world of restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and shops, providing plenty of options when it comes to lunch.

There are plenty of facilities and services available for visitors, including parasols, sunbeds, restaurants, bars, showers, lifeguards, and a children's play area.

Playa Ballenas

Playa Ballenas is found on the eastern coast of the resort close to several bus stops, making it easily accessible.

Here you'll find soft white sands alongside clean blue waters with small waves which are fun to splash about in.

Although the amenities are very limited, the beach is a fantastic place to try out water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.

Restaurants and Bars for Cancun in

Blue Gecko Cantina

When it comes to traditional Mexican food, Blue Gecko Cantina is the place to go.

One of the many open-air casual restaurants in the resort, this small eatery serves a wide variety of fajitas, tacos, salads, enchiladas, and burritos available in fish, meat, and vegetarian options. In addition to the food, Blue Gecko Cantina also serves a selection of cocktails made onsite with fresh fruit.


If you find yourself craving a curry whilst on holiday in Cancun, Mexico, stop by Elephanta. Here diners can choose from a number of authentic Indian starters, followed by a selection of traditional curry-based main courses served alongside rice, naan bread, and vegetables.

If you've left room for dessert, there are several options available, such as ice cream, gulab jamun, carrot halva, and kulfi.

Hard Rock Cafe Cancun

Hard Rock Café Cancun is the perfect place for families to spend a night out together.

Decorated with interesting rock 'n' roll memorabilia, this bar is open from 11 am until 2 am and serves a vast array of food and drinks throughout the day. Children are well catered for at this establishment with a large play zone watched over by qualified and experienced childminders.


Sports fans who want to keep track of their team should head to Sidelines, where you'll find two giant flat-screen TVs and plenty of other TVs capable of showing a number of different matches at any one time.

Sidelines are only open to guests aged 18+ and also offer karaoke nights, pool tables, and a wealth of sports memorabilia to admire.

Things to Do in Cancun in January

Interactive Aquarium

If the weather takes a turn for the worst, seek shelter at the Interactive Aquarium.

The ideal place for families to spend the day, this attraction features a number of large tanks and enclosures full of interesting species such as moray eels, jellyfish, piranhas, and seahorses, some of which you can touch.

In addition to the animal displays, the aquarium also gives you the chance to swim with sharks, dolphins, and sea lions.

Exotic Rides Mexico

Car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers won't want to miss the chance to drive a luxury car with Exotic Rides Mexico.

This group owns a number of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes Benz, Audis, Camaro, Corvettes, and Lotus Elises, which you can drive as part of a track day program, road tour, hot lap, or drifting trip.

Not just an attraction for car lovers, Exotic Rides Mexico also organizes go-kart races and speedboat jungle tours.

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