Cancun and Riviera Maya rainfall averages by month

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2 inch
(5 cm.)
2 inch
(5 cm.)
1 inch
(2.5 cm.)
1 inch
(2.5 cm.)
3 inch
(7.5 cm.)
6 inch
(15 cm.)
4 inch
(10 cm.)
4 inch
(10 cm.)
5 inch
(12.5 cm.)
4 inch
(10 cm.)
4 inch
(10 cm.)
2 inch
(5 cm.)
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
6 inch
(15 cm)
5 inch
(12.5 cm)

4 inch

(10 cm)

3 inch
(7.5 cm)
2 inch
(5 cm)
1 inch
(2.5 cm)
0
A tropical storm, or hurricane,
could increase rainfall amounts.

What month to travel with the least amount of rain:

From December to February, you may see a few showers in the late afternoon.. The average 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain that falls typically will not cause a problem for vacationers.

Rainfall is typically even more scarce during March and April, with an average of only 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) during each month.

May sees rainfalls increase, but showers typically take place later afternoon or night. Expect to see about 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) of total rain during May.

June is the beginning of the rainy season, with as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rainfall. Travel in June and you could have a rainy day that keeps you off the beach.

July through November are consistently between 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12.5 centimeters) of rainfall each month, but often that can take place during one week. Your chances of a wash-out vacation increase during this period. Tropical storms, or even the occasional hurricane, can ruin a vacation.

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