The average temperature in Yucatan is about 28 to 30 degrees Celsius (83 to 86 Fahrenheit). January and February are the coldest months of the year, when the temperature goes down to an average of 15 to 18 degrees Celsius (59 to 65 Fahrenheit). It’s funny because at this time of year you will see the tourists jump into the water but you will see some of the locals wearing sweaters.
One of the reasons why I came to Mexico was similar to why many of the other people do; to avoid the cold weather in the northern states like in Indiana, where I am from. In Indiana, we got a lot of cold wind chills up from Lake Michigan. I was talking to one of our past clients, who are Canadians, and they used to say that they would measure the weather by how many days out of the year could they walk around barefoot. They would be down here in Mexico around January and February and be able to walk around their condo or outside to the pool barefoot and that was heaven to them. One of the reasons they fell in love with Mexico was because of the nice weather in the winter time.
In Indiana in the summer, the temperature could get to around 95 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Down here in Quintana Roo, on the east side of the Yucatan Peninsula, where I’m from, it goes from about 90 to 95 degrees during summer. So the heat is even less here in the summer than in Indiana, but what is different is the humidity. This is the tropics so you do feel the humidity. What’s nice about being right on the beach is the calm sea breeze blowing all around you that makes it pleasant. However, humidity is a big plus for other people. I met a couple from Seattle, the wife was having a lot of arthritis issues and the humidity is great for her. It really helped ease the pain, which was one of the main reasons they were looking to move down here. During the winters in Indiana, the temperature goes from -12 to -1 degrees Celsius (10 to 30 Fahrenheit) and down here in Quintana Roo, I’m in short-sleeved shirts the entire winter. There’s no way we would ever get to a negative but the coldest it would probably get to is about 2 to 4 degrees Celsius (35 to 40 Fahrenheit) at night. Just recently, we were out on the beach playing beach soccer in shorts. We were in February and enjoying that type of activity right on the beach.
(Quintana Roo beach, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured.)