Baja Climate


Baja Climate

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 80 85 85 90 95 100 100 100 100 95 85 80
Avg. Low (F) 60 65 70 75 80 85 85 85 85 80 70 60
Avg. Water Temp (F) 60 60 65 68 70 73 75 80 80 78 73 65
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 0.4 0.2 0.4 1.1 2.1 4.2 4.8 4.2 3.5 1.7 0.3 0.2

A Year-Round Escape

The Baja Peninsula is an ideal place to escape cold North American winters. The region has only two seasons, the hot summer from mid May through October and the mild winter from November through mid May. Most of the 800-mile peninsula lies within a coastal desert where the possibility of rain is slim, but not impossible.

The Baja California Cruising Season

The typical Baja cruise season begins in December and continues through June. Go early season to take advantage of cooler but still warm temperatures, making hiking pleasant. If gray whale watching is your goal, consider traveling during the height of their calving season, mid-January through mid-March. And cruise Baja in the late spring for warmer waters with excellent opportunities for snorkeling.

Baja Trips for Any Season

No matter what season you seek to travel in Baja, AdventureSmith Explorations has a curated collection of Baja small ship cruises and land trips to choose from. Learn more about our Baja vacations, or go direct to our Trip Finder to search by location and your travel dates.

Regional Weather

The southern region is influenced by the tropics and can receive some rain and humidity.  Interior Baja can be unbearably hot during the summer when travel is restricted to the coast.  During this time waters are warm and calm, and visibility for diving and snorkeling is best. The west coast features a climate similar to coastal California with a cool marine influence keeping beach and coastal temperatures mild.

Baja by Month

Looking for more weather and wildlife information? Read our Best Time to Visit Baja. This month-by-month guide has tips on everything from weather, wildlife and the benefits of each month.


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