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Tulum Weather: What to Expect Each Month and What to Wear?

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Tulum Weather: What to Expect Each Month and What to Wear?

You’ve booked your trip – now it’s time to start dreaming about white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and adventure in Tulum. As you count down the days, there’s one important thing to consider before packing your bags: the weather in Tulum!

Tulum’s climate is hot and humid all year round, but the dry and rainy seasons bring different temperatures and chances of storms. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo retreat in this tropical paradise, come prepared for anything. With some insider tips for each month, you’ll know exactly what to pack to make the most of the stunning surroundings and keep comfortable in the jungle heat.

Get ready to soak in the sun, feel the warm breeze, and maybe even dance in the rain – your unforgettable Tulum adventure awaits!

What is the Weather in Tulum?

Weather in Tulum Today!

Weather mobile apps can sometimes be unreliable, often predicting rain every day. But fear not!

Read the information on the probability of rain throughout the day, rather than just the volume or percentage. For example, when you see an “80% chance of rain,” it means there is an 80% likelihood that rain will occur somewhere within the forecasted area. Keep in mind that when they mention rain, it refers to precipitation of 0. 1 inch or more. So, even if you encounter a passing shower during the day, it’s still challenging to predict exactly where and when it will happen. The good news is that most of the time, these showers are short-lived and won’t last for long periods.

The Tulum weather changes fast, so check the forecast right before your trip !

Weather in Tulum By Season

Tulum is a tropical paradise, with warm weather for most of the year! If you want to soak in the sun and swim in crystal clear waters, the summer months are for you.

November through May: Comfortable and Dry

The dry season from November to May is one of the best times to visit Tulum. Daytime highs average in the mid to upper 70s, while nighttime lows can drop down to the low 60s – perfect beach weather! You’ll want to pack a mix of shorts, t-shirts, sundresses and maybe a jacket for cool evenings. The ocean is still swimmable, with water temperatures ranging from 77-82°F.

Little chance of rain means you can enjoy outdoor activities without worry. Take advantage of the weather to go bicycling, bird watching, kayaking or simply relax in a beachfront cabana! Tulum’s natural beauty will be on full display.

June through October: Hot and Humid

The summer season lasts from June to October. Get ready for scorching hot days with average highs of 92°F in May and September! The humidity will be high, so you’ll want to pack breathable and lightweight clothing. Don’t forget a hat and eco-friendly sunscreen. The ocean temperatures are perfect for swimming and other water activities during these months. Nighttime lows drop to around 77°F, so you may want a coverup.

The rainy season also spans summer, with the most precipitation falling in September and October. Brief tropical showers are common, but they won’t ruin your trip. In fact, they provide relief from the heat! Just be prepared for muddy roads if you go exploring.

When is hurricane season in Tulum?

When planning your dreamy Tulum getaway, be aware that hurricane season lasts from June through November. But don’t let that stop you from an amazing trip! While the summer months do see the most rain and chance of storms, many visitors still flock to Tulum’s beautiful beaches during this time. The odds of a direct hurricane hit are low if you monitor the forecasts.

Even if you do experience some rain or wind, the temperatures stay hot and the cenotes are still open for swimming! Just pack a light rain jacket, umbrellas, and shoes that can get wet. The rain usually passes quickly, leaving behind vibrant rainbows and sunsets. The vegetation is lush and the jungle comes alive after a storm.

September tends to be the rainiest month, but also one of the least crowded with smaller crowds and lower prices. The ocean may get choppy with strong surf, but many beach clubs remain open unless there’s a tropical storm warning. Some excursions could be canceled or rescheduled, so check with your tour operator.

The National Hurricane Center provide up-to-date forecasts and warnings for all tropical disturbances on their website. Pay close attention to any alerts for the Yucatan Peninsula. While hurricanes can be dangerous, using sound judgment and following instructions from local authorities will help ensure you stay safe in Tulum if a big storm hits during your trip.

Don’t let a little rain scare you away from a magical experience in Tulum! With some pre-trip planning, you can have an amazing getaway even during the rainy months. The natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and bohemian vibe of Tulum await you all year round!

Climate in Tulum
Tulum weather by month

Packing Tips: What to Wear in Tulum?

Packing for Tulum is a breeze when you know what to expect weather-wise! With little seasonal change, you’ll spend most days in beachy attire.

Yay, it’s always summer in Tulum! You can rock shorts, tanks, and flip flops almost every day of the year. Don’t overpack – you’ll live in your bathing suit and coverups. Bring a variety of beach dresses, rompers, and maxi skirts for dinners and nightlife.

In the winter, you might want an extra layer for cooler nights. A kimono, poncho or light jacket should do the trick. No need for anything heavy – we’re talking 60s and 70s Fahrenheit at the coolest!

Beach necessities like sarongs, wide-brimmed hats and UV-protective sunglasses are must-haves any time of year.

For footwear, pack sneakers, sandals and flip flops. While Tulum’s beaches and streets are sandy, some restaurants and shops prefer shoes. And for exploring Tulum’s ruins or the jungle, more substantial shoes will keep you comfortable.

No matter the month, vibrant colors, flowy fabrics and boho-chic prints are perfect for Tulum’s laid-back vibe. Leave the valuables at home – your trip will be all about unwinding in paradise! With a light bag and the right mindset, you’ll be soaking in Tulum’s natural beauty in no time.

Tulum Mayan ruins aerial
tulum to chichen itza
Chichen Itza early morning

What to add in your luggage?

Packing for your Tulum getaway is going to be so much fun! With Tulum’s hot weather, you’ll want to bring light, breathable clothing, swimsuits, and anything that will keep you comfortable in the heat. But don’t forget a few essentials to make the most of your trip.

Sun protection

The Yucatan sun is intense. So be sure to bring a high SPF sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a UV-protective short- or long-sleeved t-shirt if your skin is very sensitive. You’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors and in the water, so protect yourself from sunburn and sun damage. Note that some places don’t allow sunscreen, even if it’s biodegradable, so the best protection is still a UV protection t-shirt.

Bug spray

Tulum’s rainy season from June through November also brings mosquitoes. Take along a repellent to keep mosquitoes away and avoid bites. You’ll want to enjoy your evenings outdoors without insects bothering you!

Waterproof Camera

A waterproof camera or waterproof case for your phone is a must for capturing all your adventures in Tulum. You’ll be snorkeling, swimming in cenotes, boating, and more. A waterproof camera will allow you to take amazing photos of Tulum’s natural beauty both in and out of the water.

Reusable water bottle

Staying hydrated in the heat is important. Pack a reusable water bottle to fill up and bring with you to the beach, on excursions, and when exploring Tulum town. Plastic bottles are bad for the environment – a reusable bottle will reduce waste and keep you hydrated.

With these essentials packed, you’ll be ready to enjoy all the natural wonders Tulum has to offer. The sun, sand, and cenotes await you in this tropical paradise! Have an amazing trip!

Whatever the weather in Tulum, Mexico is calling!

You now have a full sense of what Tulum’s weather has in store for you each month of the year. Be ready for warm temperatures, refreshing sea breezes, and the occasional tropical storm – all adding up to a memorable experience in this eco-chic beach paradise. 

Make sure to take some time to create your ultimate bucket list of all the incredible things you can do in Tulum! We have compiled a comprehensive article that you can consult for inspiration. Don’t miss out on any of the amazing experiences this destination has to offer!

Tulum awaits – are you ready to answer the call? The beach is calling your name!

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Mateo

Mateo

Meet Mateo: Your Tulum Insider Mateo, a passionate travel blogger, is your go-to source for all things Tulum. He uncovers the town's hidden gems and shares invaluable travel tips to make your Tulum experience extraordinary. Beyond his blog, Mateo collaborates with local experts to bring Tulum's culture and history to life. His passion for sustainable travel is evident, as he champions responsible tourism practices that protect the environment and support the local community. With Mateo as your guide, you'll unlock the secrets of Tulum and embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary and leaves you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
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