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Acapulco Weather

Acapulco boasts a lot of sun, hot days, warmish nights and fantastic ocean breezes. Some quip that Acapulco gives you the choice between hot and humid and warm and humid. Others say there are only two seasons: hot, and rainy.

Acapulco is located at latitude 16°45’N. This means it is "tropical," that is, it lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator. It is at longitude: -099°45’W (making it about as far west of Greenwich as parts of Texas and Kansas). It is in Mexico's equivalent of the central time zone.

Acapulco's elevation begins at sea level, naturally, and rises very quickly up to over 1000 feet (300 m) on the surrounding ridges.

The best time to be here is during the “high season” months of December through April. The days are warm, sunny and dry. The nights are comfortably cool with clear skies and lots of stars. Heat, rain and humidity are nowhere to be seen. The weather at this time of year is all the more pleasant, when one thinks of friends and family back in Canada or the United States, facing freezing temperatures.

For those who are not troubled by tropical summer heat and high humidity, summer is a great time to visit Acapulco because of the bargains that can be had, and because things are pleasantly quiet, different from the high season.

The charts below were compiled over many years.

The Rainy Season

Rainy Season in Acapulco - Lightning strikes Acapulco Bay

The rainy season in Acapulco runs from May to October or even into early November. And it can rain hard! – usually towards the end of the day. Drizzle can go on all day. Then, a powerful storm (“tormenta”) can blow in quickly and soak everything, flooding streets and dry arroyos.

Acapulco Temperature Statistics (F/C)

Month Average Termperature Average High Termperature Average Low Termperature Highest Termperature on Record Lowest Termperature on Record
Jan 82 / 27 87 / 30 72 / 22 100 / 33 63 / 17
Feb 80 / 26 87 / 30 72 / 22 93 / 37 64 / 17
Mar 80 / 27 87 / 30 72 / 22 100 / 37 63 / 17
Apr 79 / 28 87 / 30 73 / 22 100 / 35 64 / 17
May 81 / 28 89 / 31 76 / 24 95 / 37 61 / 16
June 83 / 28 89 / 31 77 / 25 100 / 37 64 / 17
July 84 / 28 89 / 31 77 / 25 100 / 35 63 / 17
Aug 84 / 28 89 / 31 77 / 25 95 / 37 72 / 22
Sept 84 / 28 88 / 31 77 / 25 100 / 37 68 / 20
Oct 83 / 28 89 / 31 77 / 25 100 / 35 66 / 18
Nov 84 / 27 89 / 31 75 / 23 95 / 37 66 / 18
Dec 82 / 27 88 / 31 73 / 22 99 / 37 66 / 18
Yearly 81/ 28 88 / 31 75 / 23 100 / 37 61 / 16

Acapulco Weather Statistics

Month Average Number of Days above 95F / 35C Average Number of Days above 85F / 29C Average Number of Days below 75F / 23C Average Number of Days below 65F / 18C
Jan 0 27 30 0
Feb 0 24 27 0
Mar 0 24 30 1
Apr 0 24 23 0
May 0 28 15 0
June 1 28 9 0
July 0 30 9 0
Aug 0 29 10 0
Sept 0 26 9 0
Oct 0 29 9 0
Nov 0 29 21 0
Dec 0 29 28 0
Yearly 2 327 219 2

Humidity & Wind in Acapulco

Month Average Morning Relative Humidity Average Evening Relative Humidity Average Dew Point Average Wind Speed
Jan 89 % 62% 71 11 mph
Feb 89 % 62% 70 11 mph
Mar 89 % 62% 71 12 mph
Apr 88 % 65% 72 12 mph
May 88 % 65% 74 11 mph
June 89 % 65% 75 12 mph
July 89 % 66% 75 11 mph
Aug 90 % 66% 75 11 mph
Sept 91 % 69% 75 11 mph
Oct 92 % 66% 75 11 mph
Nov 91 % 64% 74 11 mph
Dec 91 % 64% 72 10 mph
Yearly 90 % 65% 73 11 mph

Precipitation in Acapulco

Month Average Number of Days with Precipitation Average Number of Days with Thunderstorms Average Number of Days with Fog Average Number of Days with Smog/Haze
Jan 1 0 0 1
Feb 1 0 0 2
Mar 0 0 0 4
Apr 0 0 1 13
May 2 2 1 19
June 12 5 0 4
July 13 7 0 1
Aug 14 7 0 1
Sept 15 6 0 1
Oct 7 4 0 3
Nov 2 1 0 4
Dec 1 0 0 3
Yearly 68 32 2 56

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