Caribbean Islands each have a micro climate of their own, however they consistently benefit from beautiful year-round weather with temperatures in the peak July period rarely falling below 27c or climbing uncomfortably above 33c
Due to the sprawling nature of the islands the greatest variations in climate can be found in the furthest corners of the chain of islands, where the most Easterly islands feel both the wind and rain coming in from the South Atlantic, the Western lying islands can often be hotter and drier as a result. This can often result in quite dramatic differences in the landscape of islands, separated by just a few hundred miles.
Extreme weather in the Caribbean remains something of a rarity, the majority of Hurricanes developing out in the Atlantic pass the islands by, often leaving nothing more than a wake of heavy rain and moderate winds, in recent years the majority of islands in the Caribbean have been on the receiving end of little or no highly inclement weather.
The two extremes of the Caribbeans islands would be Aruba and Dominica, with Aruba appearing as a dry, almost arid island with beautiful beaches almost at no risk at all from extreme weather. And Dominica a lush island with dense think forest, often on the receiving end of over 300 inches of rain a year. Most Caribbean islands fall somewhere is between these two making a good choice of island guaranteed
In the table below you can see weather data for more than 30 popular Caribbean destinations. Note how the temperatures remain consisten throughout the islands, but also how the rainfall can vary dramatically from place to place.
|Antigua & Barbuda||81.4°F||87.4°F||40|
|British Virgin Islands||84.1°F||89.0°F||27|
|Trinidad & Tobago||85.3°F||86.9°F||67.7|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||83.2°F||88.1°F||40|
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