The weather in the Yucatán falls into a rainy season (May–October) and a dry season (November–April). Travelers to the region in the dry season will experience warm days, occasional brief storms called nortes, and plenty of tourists.
In the rainy season, expect spectacular storms and hot, muggy days. The region is infamous for its heat and humidity in May and June, which hovers around 32.2°C (90°F) and 90 percent humidity.
Hurricane season runs July–November, with most activity occurring mid-August–mid-October. Cloudy conditions and scattered showers are common during this period, occasionally developing into tropical storms.
Hurricanes are still relatively rare, but their effects are wide reaching—even if a storm isn’t predicted to hit the Yucatán, it may send plenty of heavy rain and surf that direction.
If a hurricane is bearing down, don’t try to tough it out; cut short your trip or head inland immediately.