Acapulco Travel Weather




What's the Weather Like When Traveling to Acapulco?

Acapulco is a popular tourist destination on the southwest coast of Mexico. It is one of the oldest resorts on the west coast. It is a thriving area with the metro population of Acapulco now over one million. The geography of Acapulco varies greatly from level near the coast to high mountain peaks over 5000 feet high inland.

The climate of Acapulco is classified as tropical wet and dry. This indicates a warm climate with distinct times of dry and wet weather. The wet period is produced by the monsoon trough which becomes active causing an increase in tropical weather disturbances especially during late summer. The high inland mountains nearby help build thunderstorms during the summer also. Low humidity and pleasant warm days dominate the winter months.

Acapulco Rainfall
Acapulco has a very distinct wet and dry season. The heaviest rains occur from June through the middle of October. The increase in rainfall is the result of summertime thunderstorms, as well as from tropical cyclones that are sometimes close to the coast of Acapulco. It is not unusual for several inches of rain to fall in one day if a tropical cyclone is affecting the area. During the summer months thundershowers will build late in the day or overnight. They will last into the early morning hours of the next morning before giving way to partly cloudy skies.

On average, 10 - 12 1/2 inches of rain falls during the summer each month, with seven or eight days having thunderstorms. Conversely, an inch or less of rainfall occurs each month during January through April. The average annual rainfall is just over 50 inches.

Acapulco Temperatures
Temperatures are uniform throughout the year. High temperatures range from the upper 80s to 90 most of the year. The winter months are only slightly cooler with highs in the mid to upper 80's. Morning low temperatures are in the upper 70's most of the year. The readings for lows are in the low to mid 70's during the winter months.

Acapulco Travel Weather Summary
Travelers visiting Acapulco can expect warm temperatures throughout the year. The monsoon causes heavy rain through the summer and early autumn months. Avoid traveling during these months if you prefer dry weather. Occasionally tropical storms or hurricanes can affect the weather causing rough surf, heavy rain and gusty winds. The most likely time for this to occur is during August or September. Travelers are advised to stay updated with latest tropical weather information if traveling during the eastern Pacific hurricane season.

Sunrise / Sunset Times (All times are for the first day of each month)

Acapulco
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunrise 7:08 7:10 6:57 7:33 7:13 7:05 7:10 7:19 7:26 7:29 6:37 6:52
Sunset 6:17 6:35 6:46 7:52 7:59 8:09 8:17 8:11 7:52 7:28 6:08 6:04

Acapulco travel weather quick summary -
  • Acapulco travel weather - hottest months: May through November
  • Acapulco travel weather - coolest months: January, February, March
  • Acapulco travel weather - wettest months: June through September
  • Acapulco travel weather - driest months: February, March, April

Acapulco
Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep ct Nov Dec
Average High 87 87 87 87 89 89 90 90 89 89 89 88
Record High 103 96 96 99 100 97 100 100 97 97 96 98
Average Low 74 74 74 75 77 76 77 77 77 77 77 75
Record Low 65 67 63 61 66 64 66 66 69 61 68 68
Days of Rain 1 0 0 0 3 12 12 14 14 8 2 1
Average Rainfall 0.58" 0.23" 0.09" 0.13" 1.03" 10.37" 9.72" 11.62" 12.19" 5.46" 0.79" 0.43"

Climatology courtesy of the Mexico National Weather Service. Back to the Mexico Travel Articles page.

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