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The Bahamas – Best time to go

Best time to visit Bahamas

The Bahamas enjoy a tropical climate, experiencing average highs of 25–32°C year round. July to November typically consist of sunshine plus short, heavy showers while January to March receive the least rainfall. 

Best times to visit

The best time to book Bahamas holidays is from January to March

The Bahamas has a year round tropical climate with consistent temperatures of between 25°C and 32°C. The rainy season from May to October boasts the hottest temperatures, highest rainfall and can experience hurricanes.

Maximum daytime temperature – 25°C

Minimum night time temperature – 17°C

Average rainfall – 57mm per month

Average daylight hours – 11

What’s the weather like in the Bahamas from January to March?

The Bahamas enjoys sunny weather from January to March with top temperatures of 25°C. This is the dry season, so expect a milder climate with a cooling breeze and the lowest yearly levels of rainfall. There’s plenty of time for lazy beach days and exploring, with 11 hours of daylight.

Why visit the Bahamas from January to March?  

  • Enjoy great beach weather with long days and highs of 25°C
  • Watch Nassau & Paradise Island New Year’s Day Sailing Regatta in January
  • There’s great visibility for diving and snorkelling
  • Celebrate the Junkanoo Bahamian Carnival season in January

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
24ºC
60mm
  • Junkanoo Bahamian Carnival season
  • Nassau & Paradise Island: New Year's Day Sailing Regatta

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
  • The Exumas: Farmer's Cay Festival.

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
26ºC
70mm
  • The Exumas: Bahamas Family Island Regatta
  • The Abacos: Bahamas White Marlin Open

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
27ºC
110mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
267mm
  • The Abacos: Annual Racing Time, week-long sailing regatta

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
170mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
29ºC
235mm
  • Emancipation Day, first Monday in August

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
195mm
  • The Abacos: All Abaco Sailing Regatta

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
28ºC
144mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
26ºC
94mm
  • Nassau: Guy Fawkes Day

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bahamas
25ºC
73mm
  • Boxing Day Junkanoo Carnival