Acapulco weather is perhaps the largest contributing factor for why so many people choose this resort destination for their vacations. The tropical wet and dry climate of Acapulco means that there are two distinct seasons for precipitation—the dry winter and wet summer. Temperatures are steady throughout the year and provide people with the opportunity to enjoy the beaches and other outdoor activities regardless of the season. The warmest areas are along the coast. Acapulco is susceptible to hurricanes and tropical storms between the months of May and November, but brief tropical storms are often followed by sunny afternoons or evenings. If you are looking for a tropical destination where you can enjoy the beach, sunshine, and warm weather year round, Acapulco may just be the ideal place for you.
This is the peak tourist travel season as people from colder destinations seek a reprieve in the warm sun and surf of Acapulco. As mentioned, this is the dry season in Acapulco, and therefore, a great time for all kinds of beach activities, including scuba and snorkeling, fishing, and boating. Average high temperatures range from the high 80s to low 90s between November and March and the temperature hardly ever drops below the 70-degree mark. The great weather and break from the doldrums of winter elsewhere make this the best time to visit Acapulco.
Spring brings along with it the beginning of the wet season in Acapulco. May is generally the first time when signs of increased precipitation begin. Temperatures do not tend to fluctuate much at all throughout the year in Acapulco. The average high temperatures between March and May stay consistent at around the 90-degree level. This is the best time to visit Acapulco for college students and people wanting to party for spring break.
Summer is the hottest and wettest season in Acapulco. The average monthly rainfall between June and September is over ten inches and the temperature is smoking hot. It is not at all uncommon to experience temperatures in the mid 90s during the day and high 70s at night. You’ll definitely want to keep the fan or air conditioner on you on these steamy nights. Even though this is the rainy season, you will find that many of the tropical storms are short-lived.
October is the first month that sees a major curtailing of the amount of precipitation in the region. The temperatures also begin to slightly cool down. Average high temperatures throughout the fall are still hot (in the high 80s/low 90s), and average lows rarely drop below 72 to 75 degrees.