Mexico City Climate & Weather
Mexico City Climate and Weather
The climate of Mexico varies according to altitude. The low-lying coastal areas are typically tropical, hot and humid, but the weather in Mexico City, which is situated at an altitude of 2,300 metres above sea level, is far more moderate. Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate, with pleasant summers and mild winters, and an annual average temperature of 64°F (18°C). Seasonal variations in temperature are small, but May is the warmest month of the year, and January the coldest, when night frosts are possible. The maximum temperatures of late spring and summer may reach up to 90°F (32°C), and the lowest winter temperatures reach 23°F (-5°C) in low-lying regions. Mexico City has a high average annual rainfall, most falling in summer, the wettest month being July, and the driest month February. Even during the summer rainy season, travellers are likely to get plenty of sunshine between showers. Mexico City suffers from terrible air pollution and the city is often smoggy, with poor visibility. This air pollution is at its worst during winter. The city is a year-round travel destination, but the best time to visit Mexico City is in the spring months of April and May.
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