An Overview of the
YUCATAN'S CLIMATE & WEATHER
Mérida is an important city in northwestern corner of the peninsula. The graph at the left shows important features of the Yucatan's climate.
Here are four points to keep in mind about the Yucatan's weather:
In general the dry season lasts from November through April and the wet season lasts from May through October. However, sometimes the seasons come late or early, or are not as distinct from one another as they usually are.
Hurricanes are important because they can destroy vast expanses of forest and flood large parts of the interior with saltwater. During the dry season, fires burn large areas, too. Between the hurricanes, fires and human disruption, much of the Yucatan's natural history is disturbed, threatened or destroyed.