Cabo San Lucas weather in May

May is a good time to visit Cabo San Lucas as the hot, summer season takes hold.

You can expect warm to hot, dry weather and around nine hours of sunshine daily with no rain.

How hot is it in Cabo San Lucas in May?
Daytime temperatures in Cabo San Lucas in May usually reach an average high of 32°C (89°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 21°C (70°F).

However, on the warmest days, which usually occur at the end of the month, the temperature may climb to around 36°C (96°F).

How sunny is it in Cabo San Lucas in May?
There are usually nine hours of sunshine each day in Cabo San Lucas in May – that's around 67% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in May?
Sunrise is around 5:40am with sunset around 6:50pm.

How warm is the sea around Cabo San Lucas in May?
The average sea temperature in Cabo San Lucas in May is 23°C (73°F), which is barely comfortable for swimming.

Does it rain in Cabo San Lucas in May?
There is usually no rainfall in Cabo San Lucas in May.

How windy is it in Cabo San Lucas in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

What to do in Cabo San Lucas in May?
May is excellent for water sports, including snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking and surfing, and is one of the best months for game fishing, which continues through to October.

May is also an excellent time to explore the Baja’s southern deserts on foot, horseback, mountain bike, ATV or 4WD.

May is the start of the low season in Cabo San Lucas, with lower hotel rates.

Local holidays?
Labour Day – 1st May.

Cabo San Lucas weather in May

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 21°C (70°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hrs per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hrs 20 mins per day
wind icon Wind speed: 16 km/h (10 mph; 8.6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: none
rain cloud Rainfall: 0 mm per month
Moderate heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat; ≤ 3 muggy days
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas

The best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is from November through May, so avoiding the high heat of summer.

Cabo San Lucas experiences a hot and arid tropical desert climate, with a pleasantly warm winter from December to March, and a hot summer from May to October, during which time there is some rainfall from July to September.

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Cabo San Lucas weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Cabo San Lucas is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation – at the closest weather station, Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), which is located 40km (24mi) northeast of Cabo San Lucas..

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Cabo San Lucas Weather in May: 9 May, 2024

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.