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Cozumel Weather in April: Hot and Dry

Cozumel weather in April
Average high temperature and rainfall for Cozumel in April. © Scott S. Bateman

Caribbean weather is especially popular when it’s warm and dry. Cozumel weather in April is both HOT and dry.

The largest Mexican island, which lies just off the Caribbean coast from Playa del Carmen, is known for beaches, snorkeling, food and Mayan ruins. It also is known for warm weather.

Cozumel is a popular western Caribbean cruise destination, and it’s especially popular from January through April. Those four months are the driest of the year. They also give northerners a chance to escape cold winters and chilly springs.

Cozumel Temperatures in April

The average high temperature for Cozumel in April is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 Celsius, according to Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, the Mexican national meteorological service.

Nighttime temperatures average 71 degrees Fahrenheit or 22 Celsius, which is cooler than most Caribbean destinations.

Cozumel is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean. Visitors will find that April temperatures border on being uncomfortable. But summer humidity is even more uncomfortable, as we found out during our cruise visits there.

The cooler nighttime temperatures bring down water temperatures to the point where they may feel a bit chilly in the early mornings. But the hot afternoon sun will make swimming more comfortable as the day goes forward.

Rainfall in April

The dry season from January through April averages less than two inches of rain per month, according to 30 years of government meteorological data. That average is similar to other Caribbean destinations.

Even better, April averages only four days of rain per month, which is the lowest of the year along with March. It’s also one of the lowest in the Caribbean.

By comparison, rainfall averages four inches in May and gradually increases to 10 inches during the peak months of the Caribbean hurricane season in September and October. Cozumel then is one of the wettest destinations in the Caribbean.

Between the warm temperatures and low risk of rain, Cozumel weather in April offers one of the best months to visit the island.

Cozumel weather in: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
March 12, 2024

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