Today in Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City Weather
According to Koppen climate classification Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate. The city weather is mostly influenced by its tropical location and high elevation. The lower region of the city valley receives less precipitation that the southern region. The lower boroughs Iztacalco, Iztapalapa and Venustiano Carranza are generally drier and warmer than the elevated boroughs of Tlapan and Milpa Alta which is a mountainous region.
Subtropical Highland Climate
Subtropical highland climate also called oceanic climate or marine west coast climate is a climate that is mostly found along the west coasts at the mid-latitudes of some continents. This kind of climate is characterized by warm summers which seldom get hot and cool but not cold winters. This type of climate lacks a typical dry season.
Climate located closer to the ocean generally have warm summers and cool winters and have a climate that is characterized by narrow temperature ranges. Tropical highlands which are located a distance away from the coastline also experience a climate that is similar to an oceanic climate.
According the Koppen climate classification tropical highlands can be described to experience an oceanic climate. The narrow temperature ranges in this type of climate are primarily due to the narrow range of temperatures between seasons which is typical of tropical lowlands. In tropical highlands, altitudes are high enough to result in locations that have at least a month with temperatures cooler than 18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit).
Mexico City Weather and Temperatures
The average annual temperatures for Mexico City vary between 12 to 16 degrees centigrade (54 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit), depending on elevation of the borough. The lowest temperatures are mostly recorded between January and February with temperatures recording as low as -2 to -5 degrees centigrade (28 to 23 degree Fahrenheit). Low temperatures are often accompanied by snowfall. Maximum temperatures in spring and summer may go up to 32 degrees centigrade (90 degrees Fahrenheit). Temperature extremes range from -4.4 degrees centigrade (24.1 degrees Fahrenheit) to 33.9 degrees centigrade (93 degrees Fahrenheit).
Most of the precipitation is received during the summer months and is often accompanied by dense hail. The central Mexican valley seldom receives precipitation in the form of snow during winter. The last time the valley received snow was on the 12th of January 1967. The summer months June, July, August and September receive 138 mm (5.31 in), 175.1 mm (6.9 in), 155.2 mm (6.11 in) and 165.9 (6.53 in) of rainfall respectively. The annual average rainfall recorded is 825.3 mm (32.49 in). Average rainy days per annum are 127.4.
Mexico City Weather in General
The Mexican valley region receives anti-cyclonic systems. The winds of these systems are so weak and are unable to blow away air pollutants produced by thousands of factories and millions of motor vehicles. Mexico City has two major seasons which are the rainy season that runs from June through to October. During this period wind brings in tropical moisture from the sea. The dry season is from November to May. During this period the air is relatively dry. The dry season has two distinct divisions which are the cold dry period and the warm dry period. The cold dry period runs from November to February. During the cold dry season polar air masses move in from the north and keep the air relatively dry. The warm dry season runs from March to May. During this period tropical winds are very dominant but would not be strong enough to carry moisture for rain.
Touring Mexico City and Know What Your Weather Will Be
We at Mexico City Weather.Net recommend that if you are thinking of travelling to Mexico City, the best time to do so is between the months March and May. This is because, during that time Mexico City weather will be very ideal for touring. This will be during the dry and warm period. During this period there will be very little or no rainfall at all. At Mexico City Weather.Net we understand that touring a new location during the rainy season can be very unpleasant and all your travel plans may be disturbed. However when you travel at the right time when the weather is calm, you will have lots of time to visit all places of interest in this great city of Mexico. For more information on when to travel to Mexico City visit http://www.mexicocityweather.net