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Cozumel Weather in July

Cozumel weather in July
Average high temperature and rainfall in Cozumel in July. © 2018 Scott Bateman
Hot and somewhat rainy is the simplest way to describe Cozumel weather in July.

The largest island of Mexico, which lies just south of Cancun, is a hugely popular port for western Caribbean cruises during the dry season. The dry season goes from January through April with an average rainfall of about two inches per month.

March and April are the two best months for weather during the year. Rains start to come down harder in May and climb from there.

Rainfall in July


The average rainfall in July is just under five inches, which is quite a bit higher than the two inch average during the dry season. But it’s not as bad as some other destinations in July including the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia, according to historical data from Caribbean meteorological services.

Rainfall is higher at this time of the year because the Caribbean hurricane season begins in June and goes through November. Cozumel’s average of nearly five inches in July is not nearly as bad as the 10 inches it averages in September and October.

It rains on average 12 days during July compared to four days each in March and April. October averages 16 days.

Anyone thinking about visiting Cozumel in July should keep in mind that the risk of rain that month is neither the best of the year nor the worst.


Temperatures in July


Cozumel is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean throughout most of the year. July is no different.

The average high temperature is 91 degrees Fahrenheit or about 33 Celsius. The island’s average high exceeds 90 Fahrenheit from April through August. It also is quite humid during the summer.

The average low temperature in July is 74 Fahrenheit or 23 Celsius. These nighttime temperatures are warm enough to keep seawater warm and comfortable for swimming throughout the day.

The same can’t be said for the January through April dry season. Nighttime temperatures often drop into the 60s Fahrenheit and may make seawater too chilly for swimming during part of the day. Trade winds may make swimming even more uncomfortable because of the wind chill factor.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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July 12, 2018

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