Cabo San Lucas Weather

The region of Los Cabos, which includes Cabo San Lucas, the Resort Corridor and San Jose del Cabo, has the perfect vacation climate with high temperatures, clear skies  and low humidity. With a meager ten-inch per annum average rainfall, a typical year in Los Cabos has three-hundred plus days of sunshine.

During the winter, expect seventy-five degree (Fahrenheit) average temps. Humans are not the only ones who migrate to southern climes during the winter – massive Gray Whales flock from the icy waters off the coast of Alaska to bask in the temperate waters in the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California). These gargantuan marine mammals breed, birth their calves, and nurse in the balmy waters near Cabo San Lucas. 

Every Spring another migration to Cabo occurs – masses of college students travel to Cabo San Lucas every March and April to enjoy the perfect weather with average temperatures of eighty-five degrees (Fahrenheit). 

The hottest time of the year in this region is during the Summer when the average daytime temperature climb to around ninety-five degrees (Fahrenheit). Because of the heat, the months of August and September are usually the slowest tourist season. But the rising water temperatures offshore in the Sea of Cortez draw massive migrations of feeder fish for large game fish. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna chase this mobile feast of smaller fish. Although the Sea of Cortez’s waters can be more turbulent this time of year, hardcore fishermen and women cannot resist the chance to land a trophy catch. The water climbs to its high annual temperature, around eighty-five degrees (Fahrenheit). The water temperature in the Pacific Ocean near Cabo averages around ten degrees cooler. The Summer is also a great time to surf, when occasional hurricane swells, called “chubascos,” bring fabulous southeastern swells to the East Cape. 

During the Fall, you’ll be pleased with the perfect weather (averages in the mid eighties) while sunbathing on Cabo’s gorgeous beaches. Although thunderstorms tend to increase during this season, Cabo rarely feels the wrath of tropical depressions and hurricanes. Southern swells attract surfers to Costa Azul and the East Cape while swells from the west crank up the surfing action on the Pacific beaches.