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Cancun Weather in May, Mexico

Cancun Averages May


  • 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

    11 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

    5 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


    28 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

    25 %
  • 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

    18 %

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Cancun Daily Averages May


May 2024
1 Avg 27º 81º
2 Avg 26º 79º
3 Avg 26º 79º
4 Avg 25º 77º
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6 Avg 25º 77º
7 Avg 26º 79º
8 Avg 27º 81º
9 Avg 27º 81º
10 Avg 28º 82º
11 Avg 28º 82º
12 Avg 26º 79º
13 Avg 27º 81º
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16 Avg 27º 81º
17 Avg 26º 79º
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19 Avg 26º 79º
20 Avg 27º 81º
21 Avg 27º 81º
22 Avg 27º 81º
23 Avg 28º 82º
24 Avg 28º 82º
25 Avg 27º 81º
26 Avg 27º 81º
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28 Avg 27º 81º
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30 Avg 27º 81º
31 Avg 26º 79º
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May Weather Averages

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What's The Weather Like in Cancun in May?

May marks the end of the drier season in Cancun in Mexico and so remains a popular time to visit, Although cheaper deals may be found towards the end of the month as the wet season approaches.

How Hot Is Cancun In May?

Cancun continues to enjoy pleasant and rather tropical weather throughout May. The average temperature is 27°C  made up of lows of 24°C and highs of a hot 33°C so be sure to take precautions in the sun. 

Does It Rain In Cancun in May?

This is another dry month with just 28mm of rainfall, hardly any more than experienced in April and certainly a lot less than will be seen in June

Sunshine Hours in Cancun in May

The daily hours of sunshine are also slightly higher with 11 hours per day, so getting a tan is pretty much guaranteed.

How  Warm Is The Sea In Cancun In May?

The Sea temperatures average is a very warm 28°C by this point in the year and will remain this warm until December.

Hotels for Cancun in May

The Royal Mayan

When it comes to beachside accommodation, it doesn't get much better than The Royal Mayan. A top choice for families and couples looking for self-catering accommodation, this complex features a fully-equipped kitchen in every room. There is a world of facilities to enjoy here, including free WiFi access, bars, restaurants, beauty centre, sports facilities, swimming pools and playground.

Avalon Baccara Cancun

Families looking for somewhere child-friendly to spend their holiday in Cancun should consider staying at Avalon Baccara Cancun. Located in front of the beach, this hotel offers an extensive and affordable all-inclusive plan which includes access to many amenities, such as swimming pools, entertainment, gym, kids' club and daily activities.

Omni Cancun Resort Hotel & Villas

Omni Cancun Resort Hotel & Villas is perfect for holidaymakers who want to stay on an all-inclusive basis during their holiday. This recently-renovated complex offers a selection of accommodation including deluxe and premier rooms, as well as executive, presidential and luxury suites. Onsite facilities are numerous and cover swimming pools, spa, bars, restaurants, kids' club, sports activities and boutiques.

RIU Caribe

Boasting a seafront location, RIU Caribe is ideal for those who want to spend a lot of time at the beach during their holiday in Cancun. Here accommodation comes in the form of standard rooms and junior suites, many of which come with sea views. The list of amenities is comprehensive and includes swimming pools, gym, internet access, sun terrace, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, kids' club and playground.

Grand City

Grand City is the ideal holiday destination for visitors who want to enjoy affordable luxury. Here guests can choose between a number of rooms, all of which come with air conditioning, mini bar, microwave and coffee-making facilities. There are plenty of facilities to enjoy at this complex, including swimming pool, gardens and café.

Beaches for May for Cancun

Playa Las Perlas

Playa Las Perlas is the ideal place for families to spend the day together under the sun. Here you'll find a wealth of services and amenities, including sun shade and bed hire, volleyball court, bars, restaurants, water sports, parking picnic areas and lifeguards, creating a comfortable and enjoyable day out for everyone. Children can safely and happily play in the clean, calm waters where waves are almost non-existent, or enjoy building sandcastles and playing in the sand.

Forum Beach

Another popular place for holidaymakers to work on their tan, Forum Beach is a hit with couples and families alike. Situated in the centre of the resort, this beach is close to loads of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. There are plenty of onsite amenities for visitors to enjoy, such as sun beds, parasols, showers, lifeguards and children's play areas.

Restaurants and Bars for Cancun in May

Les Cepages

One of the most popular restaurants in Cancun, Les Cepages is a great choice when it comes to dining out. Here you'll find a menu full of European dishes, a number of which have strong French influences. If you're unsure what to choose, some of the most highly-regarded dishes include roasted quail, pork ribs with mint sauce and foie gras.

Beach House

Beach House is a must-visit for seafood and fish lovers. Located inside the Melody Maker Cancun hotel, this restaurant serves high-quality dishes using locally-sourced ingredients in beautiful coastal surroundings. The staff are very friendly and will happily make suggestions or instruct the chef how to tailor a dish to suit your palate.

Dady Rock

Clubbers looking for somewhere to hit the dance floor during their holiday in Cancun should consider stopping by Dady Rock. This lively club features four bars spread over two levels, a modern light and video system and a large outdoor terrace. There is a different kind of entertainment on offer every evening, including resident DJs, MCs, dancers and live bands.

The City Cancun

The City Cancun is another great place to spend a night out. Known as the largest club in Latin America, this nightclub is made up of three levels and can hold up to 6,000 people at any one time. The City Cancun boasts regular music concerts, light shows and the latest dance tunes which attract clubbers from all over the country.

Things to Do in Cancun in May

Iglesia de Cristo Rey

If you do experience some wet weather, make the most of it and visit Iglesia de Cristo Rey one of the most popular attractions in Cancun. This small chapel runs a number of multilingual open-air masses throughout the week which attract locals and tourists alike. You'll find plenty of photo opportunities both inside and outside of the church, so make sure you bring your camera.

Tres Rios Ecopark

Families travelling with children won't want to pass up the chance to visit Tres Rios Ecopark. Only a short drive away from the centre of the resort, this park is made up of 326 acres of tropical rainforest separated by three freshwater pools. There are loads to see and do here, including botanical gardens and nursery, numerous cenotes and over 90 species of animals. There are plenty of activities to try out as well, including bike riding, kayaking, snorkelling, boat trips, cooking tours and Segway excursions, ensuring something for everyone.

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