Average Weather in Cabo San Lucas Mexico
In Cabo San Lucas, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy and the winters are comfortable, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 91°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 96°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Cabo San Lucas for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late June.
Best Time to Visit Cabo San Lucas Mexico
The best time to visit Cabo is from May to June, when the wintertime crowds have gone home and the summertime storms have yet to hit. October and November are also nice months for a vacation, but you’ll need to begin your hotel search early if you want to save money.
The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from June 17 to October 26, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 91°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 7 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 81°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 61°F and high of 79°F.
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
In Cabo San Lucas, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Cabo San Lucas begins around April 9 and lasts for 2.8 months, ending around July 3. On June 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around July 3 and lasts for 9.2 months, ending around April 9. On August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy74% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cabo San Lucas varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 1.8 months, from August 6 to September 30, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on September 6.
The drier season lasts 10 months, from September 30 to August 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on June 5.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 24% on September 6.
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Cabo San Lucas experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from July 9 to January 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 7, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from January 14 to July 9. The least rain falls around May 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
The length of the day in Cabo San Lucas varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:12 AM on March 31, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 9 minutes later at 7:21 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:33 PM on November 28, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 36 minutes later at 8:09 PM on July 3.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cabo San Lucas during 2018, starting in the spring on April 1, lasting 6.8 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Cabo San Lucas experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from June 12 to November 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 4, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 28, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Cabo San Lucas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from March 3 to June 18, with average wind speeds of more than 9.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from June 18 to March 3. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cabo San Lucas varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 7.2 months, from March 13 to October 18, with a peak percentage of 76% on June 2. The wind is most often from the north for 4.8 months, from October 18 to March 13, with a peak percentage of 70% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cabo San Lucas throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Cabo San Lucas for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to mid June, with a peak score in the second week of March.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Cabo San Lucas for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late June, with a peak score in the second week of June.