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Caribbean – Best time to go

Best time to visit the Caribbean

The Caribbean enjoys a warm climate year-round, experiencing highs of over 30°C and humidity levels of over 70%. Coastal areas usually enjoy cooling winds and the driest months are December to May while June to November consists of brief showers, in which the locals like to call "liquid sunshine" interspersed with bright sunshine.

The best time to book a holiday in the Caribbean is between December and April.

December to April is the driest season, and still pleasantly warm. Temperatures vary depending on which island you're on.

North Caribbean

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 26°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 18°C

Average rainfall – 125mm per month

Average daylight hours – 10

South Caribbean

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 30°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 21°C

Average rainfall – 69mm per month

Average daylight hours – 11

What's the weather like in the Caribbean between December and April?

Temperatures vary depending on where you are, but between December and April temperatures will rarely drop below 20°C. On islands further south, such as Barbados, temperatures are more or less the same all year round, but it is during these months that the whole of the Caribbean has the least rainfall

Why visit the Caribbean from January to April?

  • The dry season means less humidity and less mud, perfect for hiking in the rainforest
  • Best visibility for diving, and calmer waters
  • This is a quieter time to travel so beaches will be quieter
  • Perfect for bird watching as this is the main breeding season

Best times to visit

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
30mm
Aruba
26ºC
64mm
Bahamas
24ºC
60mm
Barbados
26ºC
68mm
Jamaica
27ºC
31mm
St Lucia
26ºC
92mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
30mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
20mm
Aruba
26ºC
29mm
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
Barbados
26ºC
44mm
Jamaica
27ºC
23mm
St Lucia
26ºC
57mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
21mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
30mm
Aruba
27ºC
12mm
Bahamas
25ºC
55mm
Barbados
27ºC
55mm
Jamaica
27ºC
30mm
St Lucia
27ºC
60mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
27mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
26ºC
30mm
Aruba
27ºC
8mm
Bahamas
26ºC
70mm
Barbados
27ºC
55mm
Jamaica
28ºC
21mm
St Lucia
27ºC
66mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
25ºC
33mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
27ºC
60mm
Aruba
28ºC
23mm
Bahamas
27ºC
110mm
Barbados
28ºC
74mm
Jamaica
29ºC
104mm
St Lucia
28ºC
63mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
26ºC
27mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
70mm
Aruba
28ºC
17mm
Bahamas
28ºC
267mm
Barbados
28ºC
104mm
Jamaica
30ºC
60mm
St Lucia
28ºC
140mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
28ºC
33mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
80mm
Aruba
28ºC
31mm
Bahamas
28ºC
170mm
Barbados
28ºC
118mm
Jamaica
30ºC
54mm
St Lucia
28ºC
172mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
29ºC
18mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
90mm
Aruba
29ºC
19mm
Bahamas
29ºC
235mm
Barbados
28ºC
153mm
Jamaica
30ºC
66mm
St Lucia
28ºC
174mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
28ºC
33mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
110mm
Aruba
29ºC
48mm
Bahamas
28ºC
195mm
Barbados
28ºC
186mm
Jamaica
29ºC
120mm
St Lucia
29ºC
180mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
27ºC
54mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
27ºC
90mm
Aruba
28ºC
82mm
Bahamas
28ºC
144mm
Barbados
27ºC
169mm
Jamaica
29ºC
151mm
St Lucia
28ºC
237mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
27ºC
90mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
26ºC
50mm
Aruba
27ºC
102mm
Bahamas
26ºC
94mm
Barbados
26ºC
185mm
Jamaica
28ºC
99mm
St Lucia
28ºC
167mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
25ºC
54mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
Aruba
27ºC
76mm
Bahamas
25ºC
73mm
Barbados
26ºC
105mm
Jamaica
28ºC
46mm
St Lucia
27ºC
102mm
Turks and Caicos Islands
24ºC
24mm

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