Hurricane season in cancún & the riviera maya

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Do you want to plan a vacation to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, but you are worried about the weather? Will it rain? Will there be a hurricane? Will it be sweltering hot? Cold? We never know for sure, but here is a general explanation about the weather in Cancun and the Riviera Maya that can help you plan your vacation.

When is hurricane season?

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins on June 1st and ends on November 30, but most hurricanes occur from August through October. The chances that a hurricane will hit during your vacation are very low.

Cancun and the Riviera Maya area has only been hit by two major hurricanes: Gilbert on September 15, 1988, and Wilma on October 21, 2005, 17 years apart. The best precaution you can take, just in case a hurricane does occur, is to purchase a trip insurance.

When is the rainy season in Cancún and the Mayan Riviera?

Although Cancun and the Riviera Maya have only two seasons, dry from December through May, and humid from June through November, it can rain anytime. However, rain in the forecast often means a passing shower that lasts just a few minutes, or it might rain in Playa del Carmen, but it’s sunny in Cancun.

Here is a graph of the average monthly rainfall in Cancun

Here is a graph of the average monthly rainfall in Cancun https://www.holiday-weather.com/cancun/averages/

If it rains during your vacation

Don’t despair!

All Sunset World resorts offer plenty of rainy-day activities.

 

Weather

In general, January is the coolest month and July is the hottest month.

Here is a graph of the average monthly temperature in Cancun

Here is a graph of the average monthly temperature in Cancun. https://www.holiday-weather.com/cancun/averages/ .

No matter what the weather is like during your trip, remember that you are on vacation. You can relax and you don’t have to go to work, so enjoy yourself, and

If you don’t like the weather, don’t worry., wait a few minutes and it will surely change!