Weather in Mexico

Expats living in Mexico may find themselves on a tropical coastline, in a desolate desert, among frosty mountain peaks or in lush valleys. Needless to say, the weather in Mexico is incredibly varied and as affected by altitude as it is by longitude.

Many may be surprised to learn that most of the country is made up of elevated plateau and high-rising mountains. Imagery of hot, sunny beaches and tropical jungles is fitting, but only for portions of the Pacific coast and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Regardless of location, the general climate in Mexico is warm-temperate, and most of the country experiences year-round sunny weather. In places with higher altitude - Mexico City included - expats may experience shortness of breath until they adjust to the change in pressure. These locales can experience extremely hot temperatures during the day, with sudden shifts to cold in the evenings.

Mexican coastlines are known for their high temperatures, averaging between 32°C (89.6°F) and 35°C (95°F) throughout the year, and their moderate to high level of rainfall.

Occasional tropical storms between the months of August to September have been known to bring heavy rains.

Otherwise, precipitation in Mexico is most common between June and November; the remaining months of the year are relatively dry. This feature serves to separate seasons in Mexico more so than temperature difference.

Expats concerned about the weather in Mexico should research the specific region they're relocating to in order to know what to expect.