|MEXICO - CLIMATE|
The physical diversity of Mexico is expressed in the countrys varied climatic conditions. Among the reason such diversity are latitude position (most of Mexico lies south of the Tropic of Cancer), complicated terrain,
varied altitudes (nearly half of the country is over 5,000 feet above sea level! ), and the influence of adjacent seas and oceans.
Most of the country is exceptionally dry, particularly in the northern regions and the Baja Peninsula. Southern Mexico and the Yucatàn Peninsula experience pronounced rainfall, with areas in Chiapas State tallying over 150 inches of annual precipitation!
As in most tropical regions, Mexico has two weather seasons: rainy and dry. Generally, rain fall and temperatures rise from June through October, leaving November-May as the more temperate, drier season.
through May are blessed with warm, dry days and balmy evenings. The region has a pronounced rainy season (June-October) with heavy humidity, daily rain showers, and warm temperatures.
Travelers can obtain current readings and three - day forecasts through several services, including American Express Worldwide Weather Report (dial 900-WEATHER). For cities in Mexico punch in the first three letters of the citys name (MEX for Mexico City) Cost is $.75 per minute.
TEMPERATURES (Max/ Min) & RAINFALL