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Cozumel Weather in May

Cozumel weather in May
Cozumel weather in May. © 2017 Scott Bateman
Cozumel in May has the first hints of rainy days ahead, but it’s still dry and warm enough to make it one of the better months to visit.

The largest island in Mexico, which lies just off the Caribbean coast near Playa del Carmen, a hugely popular among western Caribbean cruises during the dry season.

Visitors take advantage of Cozumel beaches, reef snorkeling, Mayan ruins, quick trips over to Playa del Carmen and other activities.

Rainfall in May


That dry season goes from January through April with average rainfall between one and three inches a month, according to historical records from the Mexico National Water Commission.

Like December, Cozumel weather in May is a transition between the dry season and the rainy season. The rainy season goes from June through November as part of the annual Caribbean hurricane season.

The average rainfall in May is about four inches. It rains on average about seven days during the month, which is low compared to many Caribbean destinations.

In contrast, rainfall increases in June and climbs during the summer until reaching a peak of about 10 inches a month in September and October.

Temperatures in May


Staying warm in May is usually not a problem for Cozumel visitors.

The average high temperature is 91 degrees Fahrenheit or 33 Celsius. The average low is 73 Fahrenheit and 23 Celsius.

Average high temperatures reach a plateau of 90 or more Fahrenheit starting in April and continuing through August.

These months also are the best months for comfortable water temperatures. Nighttime temperatures during the winter are cool enough to make swimming uncomfortable at times.

But not in May. The weather in May is nearly ideal for visitors who want time on the beaches and in the ocean as well as a low risk of rain. Only April has a better combination of warm and dry days.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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May 10, 2017

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