Since summer in Cancun is filled with rainfalls, it’s no surprise that June is one of the rainiest months here. In this post, I will cover everything about the weather in Cancun in June, the month that marks the beginning of hurricane season.
But don’t let that frighten you. You won’t see any hurricanes during June because the chances of one are next to none.
The overall weather is delightful in Cancun, but temperatures are steadily rising by now with summer almost at its peak. Not to worry, though; the temperatures are still great to visit the beaches and cenotes of Cancun.
Cancun weather in June at a glance
|AVERAGE DAY TEMPERATURE||28.7ºC||84ºF|
|AVERAGE NIGHT TEMPERATURE||28.7ºC||84ºF|
|SUNSHINE HOURS||10 hr|
|CHANCE OF CLOUDY DAYS||34%|
|CHANCE OF WINDY DAYS||16%|
|SUNSET HOUR||From 7:25' (June 1st)|
to 7:33' (June 31st)
|SUNRISE HOUR||From 6:05 am (June 1st)|
to 6:09 am (June 30th)
Cancun weather in June – what to expect
In terms of tourist activity, June is one of the quietest months in Cancun. Nevertheless, the nightlife and party scene is still going on with youngsters keeping up most of the pace in Cancun’s tourist activities.
Even though June is one of the rainier months, it clears up quickly after a downpour so you won’t have to cancel any plans for the day.
Temperatures in Cancun in June
Almost half of June sees temperatures above 32C (90F) while the rest of the days average 28C (82F). The ocean still remains unaffected by the increase in temperatures and mostly maintains a good 28C (82F), whereas swimming pools are warmer.
The lows go down to 25C (77F) with an average night temperature around 27C (80F), making the nightlife a really enjoyable experience during June. Overall, the temperatures are pretty good for a trip to the beach or nearby cenotes and any watersport activities you want to try out.
Make sure you don’t miss a tour for swimming with the whale sharks since you are at the perfect time of the year for this unforgettable activity
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Humidity and rain in Cancun in June
June is one of the rainiest months in Cancun, so most of the days can be overcast. An average of 109mm rain falls during June, but it’s not every day that you might encounter a downpour. However, since it’s the beginning of Hurricane Season, it tends to rain heavily on the days it does rain.
But, apart from the occasional heavy rains, chances of actual hurricanes are minimal throughout the entire region, and especially in Cancun. Which means you don’t have to worry about storms hindering your plans.
Traveling to Cancun in June
If your top priority is avoiding crowds then June is one of the best months for it. You can enjoy tours with fewer people and have more space for yourself.
The breezy atmosphere of beaches and lots of comfortable quiet there makes for a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. This is also the time for the best tours for seeing whale sharks and sea turtles in the ocean.
A visit to the cenotes is another one of the pleasant experiences that you can enjoy during June. But if you’re going to the ruins, make sure to take plenty of water with you.
Events in Cancun in June
Just because tourism activity is a little slow during June doesn’t mean Cancun stops its festivities. In fact, there are plenty of events to last you the whole month. Of those events, I’m going to tell you some of the big ones.
Festival de los Océanos
As you can guess from the name, this event is related to the ocean. More specifically, it’s to raise awareness about thalassic preservation. Even though the event starts in May, it still goes on until the middle of June.
You will find concerts, beach and ocean activities, cooking and drawing competitions, voluntary environment cleaning events, and many other things during this festival.
Dia de la Marina
Navy Day is a celebration of the marine force of Mexico. The first day of the month is dedicated to acknowledging the efforts of Navy workers and is observed in all the coastal towns, which includes Cancun as well. Since it’s a military-related event, you will see lots of fireworks and parades on this day.
Dedicated to the hospitality industry of Mexico, ExpHotel is one of its largest events and has lots of international significance as well. It involves culinary shows, exhibitions, seminars, and wine tasting. You will also find food and drinks to try from some of the world’s most famous chefs. Housekeeping contests are another of the things you can find during ExpHotel.
Pride celebration in Cancun only takes place on a weekend and there are usually no parades for it. But most of the major clubs organize parties for the event and there are lots of parties on the beaches and Downtown as well.
Cancun in June FAQ
Will I encounter hurricanes in Cancun during June?
Most likely not. It’s true that heavy rains are a possibility during June, but they last only for a short while, and the chances of storms during these are next to none. So, if June being the first month of Hurricane Season is making you worried, don’t be. You won’t see any hurricanes and even the intense showers last only for a little while, which makes the weather pleasant and enjoyable afterward.
Is it too hot in Cancun in June?
Usually, the temperature in Cancun during June is near 30C (86F), with some of the days going as high as 33C (91F). But since it’s a rainy month, the weather becomes quite pleasant after each shower.
Both swimming pools and oceans are pleasantly warm during June. Beaches are breezy so you won’t feel any heat while there, but inland trips might feel mildly hot.
Is it rainy in Cancun in June?
June is one of the rainiest months in Cancun, which means almost one-fourth of its days are expected to have an intense downpour. But those don’t take up the whole day and the sky clears up after a short rain so it’s not much of an issue.
Is it a good time to go to Cancun in June?
There are almost no crowds in Cancun during June, and you can join tours that feel like they were privately arranged for you and have whole sections of beaches to yourself, June is one of the best times for it.
Prices for almost everything, including flights and hotels are very low during June so this is the right time to splurge in a luxury 5-star hotel and pay a 4-star price. Apart from the brief cloudbursts, the weather is also very gorgeous and great for underwater activities. In fact, the water will start to get warmer.
All things considered, it’s a good time to visit Cancun if you can put up with mildly hotter temperatures and rains.
Weather in Cancun for every month of the year
If you want to have an overview, first, you can check out my guide to When is the best time to travel to Cancun? Otherwise here below you will find thorough information on Cancun weather and events for every month.