Because of its high elevation, Mexico City enjoys mild, pleasant weather nearly all year round, with a simple distinction between its two seasons: wet and dry.
On an average day, Mexico City is cool in the mornings and late evenings, usually settling around 60°F (15°C), with warm afternoons hovering around 74°F (23°C). The ideal time to visit here is between March and May. However, regardless of the season, remember to carry a light sweater or jacket.
From early June through September, warm, sunny days often change rapidly to cool, wet evenings – the rain is due to winds bringing tropical moisture from the sea. The area receives about 820 millimetres of annual rainfall, which is concentrated from June through October with little or no precipitation during the remainder of the year.
Although September tends to be a rainy month, this is also when Independence Day is celebrated. If you’re interested in joining these festivities around Mexican history, or just looking to explore some quintessential hiking in Mexico, or experience a Mexico City food tour, don’t let a little precipitation stop you!
The warmest months of the year are April and May, before the rainy season starts, so the ideal time to visit is March and May. Even though the streets are pretty hectic at this time of year, your trade-off is beautiful, warm and dry weather. The cold snap occurs from November through February with the chilliest months being December and January.
Unbelievably, this capital city is still is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets. Travelers often flock to the country’s famous coasts for their own dose of Mexican culture, but neglect the cities in its colorful interior. However, Mexico City is the capital of the 21st century, and after your first trip here, you’ll see why it’s only a matter of time before others discover the secret too.