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March 11, 2012 9:19 AM Subscribe
What is the weather really like in Mexico in mid August? And will I be able to stand the humidity?!
posted by schmoo to travel & transportation around Mexico, Mexico (12 answers total)
My boyfriend and I are getting married in early August. For a long time we've wanted to go to Mexico for our honeymoon, but because I am a teacher I can only go on holiday during the school holidays. So we have booked our two week honeymoon in Mexico (Riviera Maya) in mid August, despite knowing it's not the best time of the year to travel there.
I have googled extensively to find out about what weather we can expect and have learnt that a) it's their rainy season (although I'm not quite sure what that means in terms of how much it is likely to rain) and b) it will be very humid. I suppose I am looking for first-hand experiences to get a better idea of what I should expect.
I have two main questions:
If you have been to this area of Mexico at this time of year, what was the weather like for you? Did it rain much? How hot was it? Was it mostly blue skies or cloudy sometimes?
How humid is it? While I have been to very hot places they've been more dry-hot rather than humid hot, so I haven't really any experience with humidity. Will I cope?! (I am especially worried because at the spa I much prefer being in the sauna to the steam room. Does this mean I won't cope with humid heat?!!) Is it so hot that you can't walk from one place to another without dripping with sweat? Will hair straighteners be useless the minute I step out of the room? Am I going to be uncomfortable in anything other than thin, loose clothing? I am worried I am going to spend the two weeks an uncomfortable, sweaty mess!
Thanks for your insight!