Merida is the capital and largest city of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The city features a mix of wet and dry climate, and because it lies within the wind belt close to the Tropic of Cancer, prevailing winds arrive frequently from the east. Merida’s climate is hot and its humidity is moderate to high, depending on the time of year.
The average annual high temperature is 91°F, ranging from 82°F in January through 97°F in May, but temperatures often rise above 100°F in the afternoon during this time. Low temperatures range between 64°F in January to 73°F in May and June.
It is most often a few degrees hotter in Merida than in coastal areas due to its inland location and low elevation. The rainy season runs from June through October and is associated with the Mexican monsoon season which draws warm, moist air landward.
Regardless of the many variations of Merida’s weather, the climate definitely does not present any obstacles to the many opportunities to explore the attractions on offer in the region. The cenotes near Merida, the ruins of Uxmal and Kabah, the many cultural tours that delve into the history of ancient Mayan people, learning about Mexican culture and the rich Mexican history of yesteryear, have all become an essential part of the Merida experience.