Cancun weather in October

Cancun Weather in October

In CANCUN, MEXICO, NORTH AMERICA, QUINTANA ROO by Isabella BiavaLeave a Comment

All you need to know about Cancun weather in October, plus bonus tips.

In this post, I will cover everything about Cancun weather in October but also I will share helpful information about traveling to Cancun in October, the benefits and downsides, and other practical tips.

If you are planning a trip to Cancun in October this is post is all you need to read.

Still with me?

Let’s start.

Cancun weather in October at a glance 🌞 🌡️ 🌤️

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE27ºC81ºF
LOWEST TEMPERATURE24ºC75ºF
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE31ºC88ºF
AVERAGE DAY TEMPERATURE28ºC82ºF
AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURE25.3ºC78ºF
SUNSHINE HOURS8 hr
RAINFALL177mm / 11 days
SEA TEMPERATURE
29ºC84ºF
CHANCE OF CLOUDY DAYS28%
CHANCE OF WINDY DAYS6%
SUNSET HOURFrom 6:31 (Oct 1st)
to 6:11 (Oct 31st)
SUNRISE HOURFrom 6:38 (Oct 1st)
to 6:48 (Oct 31st)

Cancun weather month by month

|JAN |FEB | MAR | APRIL | MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC |


What to expect from Cancun weather in October

October is the last month of the hurricane season, normally, but not necessarily, the most active. You can indeed expect lots of rain but also sunny days.

For this reason is considered low season because basically nobody wants to go and risk the bad weather.

However to be honest, with the forecast always more and more reliable you can check on the weather and find a last minute deal.

This way you will enjoy sunny days on the deserted beach and small crowds.

I would definitely travel in October to Cancun.

Temperatures in Cancun in October

Although the average temperatures are pretty much the same as September, in October you have fewer days when the temperature reaches 90ºF. However, be reassured that the minimum temperature is still a whopping 74ºF which is 23ºC which feels like 30/80 with the humidity levels.

But that’s when it rains only.

So no worries and pack your bikinis and pareos. No winter clothes needed except for a raincoat.

Find out more about packing in my article What to pack for Cancun

Humidity and Rain in Cancun in October

October is the second most humid month of the year in Cancun.

Although the average humidity % is pretty much the same all year round, the max % is at its highest in October and September.

Mornings are usually the most humid, and on a positive note, if you think that 74ºF/23ºC is cold, you don’t have to worry about it because the humidity will make it feel like 86ºF/30ºC.

In other words, October is a very hot and dump month!

What happens in Cancun in October

Despite of the Hurricane risk October is a great month to travel because temperatures are still warm but not excruciatingly high, hotel occupation is low so you get amazing deals, and you can enjoy touring around and visiting the archeological sites that are not packed.

If it gets too humid and hot you can jump in a cenote and cool off.

Also here some Cancun Events that usually take place in October

  • Cancun Travel Mart – This show is organized by the Travel Agent Association and the Cancun hotel association with the purpose of gathering all operators in the Travel business to Cancun to discuss business opportunities. However, there are days in which it’s open to the public to showcase local food, hotels, and tours available in Cancun and surroundings. It normally takes place in October but this year, due to the COVID it has been moved to February. 
  • Cancun Jazz Festival: Cancun Jazz Festival is considered one of the most exciting, especially for the location and the top names in contemporary jazz. It’s normally set to take place in the last for days of October but due to the pandemic, the 2020 edition has been suspended and pushed to April 7-10, 2021, and October 2021 as well. 
  • Día de las Brujas (Halloween) – Although hallowing is not considered a public holiday, in Cancun it’s a tradition that is celebrated because of the number of tourists that come to the destination. Therefore kids are gearing up and go for their candies and sweets as much as the adults are wearing their own costumes and head to bars and clubs to celebrate. 

Check out some awesome tours in Cancun

Cancun in October FAQ

Is it a good time to go to Cancun in October?

Although there is a good chance to find showers and even hurricanes in October, I still consider October a great time to visit Cancun.

It’s hot and you can find amazing deals in world class hotels.

Are there hurricanes in October?

It’s not written in stone but it’s indeed Hurricane season, so there can be hurricanes around. As I am writing this, tropical storm Gamma just hit the Mexican Caribbean coast, including Cancun. It meant a full rainy day and some passing showers in the two following days. other than that people are enjoying the sun and the beach.

Is Cancun cold in October?

I wished! 😉 Although the lowest temperature is around 74ºF/23ºC, which is not bad in itself, the humidity level makes it feel like 80ºF.

So, no it’s not cold at all.

Is October a good time to go to Mexico?

In general, October is a good time to go to Mexico.

However, it all depends on what you are looking for and if you are sensitive to the cold weather. Consider that Mexico City and all the central part of Mexico, not on the coast, to be specific, is starting to get cold in October.

In San Miguel de Allende there are 7ºC/44ºF while I am writing this (October 5th). So, in terms of climate, it depends on which part of Mexico you are going to.

If you want the warm weather, stay on the coast. Puerto Vallarta is a great place to be in October, and so is Baja California and the Riviera Maya.

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