San Jose Del Cabo Mexico
Los Cabos, means “The Capes”, and it is a region located at the southern tip of the Baja California Sur, Mexico, the peninsula immediately south of the state of California. It is cut-off from the mainland of Mexico by the Sea of Cortez, which is also known as the Gulf of California.
Los Cabos At-a-Glance
Beaches with surrounding desert and mountains
95,000 (2015 Census) up from 52,000 (2005 Census)
10 feet above sea-level
The Time Zone
The Best Time to Visit San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
San Jose del Cabo is the perfect year round destination with an average of 360 sunny days a year. It’s proximity to the ocean keeps the humidity low and moderation’s in temperature differences are minimum.
The Local Climate in Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas has an average yearly temperature of 81F/24C. Winter temperatures tend to be cooler and can drop as low as 65F/15C at night while summer temperatures can reach as high as 90F/30C. These higher temperatures are mostly seen in July and August.
January to March are winter months in Los Cabos and they have the coolest temperatures. This is a popular time in Cabo San Lucas as the climate is usually mild, sunny and very comfortable. Temperatures during the winter months range from 55F/12C at night to 75F/22C during the day. However, inland temperatures can drop to below freezing, especially in the Laguna Mountains nearby, which rise to over 5,200 feet above sea level.
April to June brings the spring to Los Cabos and, unlike other areas, there is hardly any rain. Spring temperatures rise gradually over these months and range from 60F/14C overnight to 85F/26C in the daytime.
July to September is bring on the hot months and temperatures range from 75F/21C at night, to 100F/35C and above in the daytime. Temperatures and humidity peak in the region around mid-July to August and as the hot air increases the chance for tropical storms increase and, on occasions, hurricanes.
October to December temperatures remain very warm and muggy through late September. Then, in October, as the Oceans cool and the winds change direction, temperatures return to their ‘spring like’ comfortable levels. Rain is still an infrequent visitor, but possible, unlike the spring when any rain is a complete surprise. Temperatures in autumn range from 63F/16C at night to 85F/27C during the day. Humidity levels drop considerably from October onwards.
Los Cabos’s rainy season lasts from early June to late October, however most of the rain comes in the months of August and September. During this time period there is the possibility for torrential afternoon rains several days a week and, in the peak of the high temperature months there is an increased chance for tropical storms and hurricanes.
Annual “On Average” Weather Facts
- Hot months are April, May, June, July, August, September and October.
- Dry periods are usually in January, February, March, April, May, June, July,
- October, November and December.
- The warmest month is July.
- The coolest month is March.
- August is the wettest month.
- January is the driest month.
Hurricanes have been known to affect Los Cabos during the hottest months. Most of the hurricanes that have landed in the region have happened during August and September.