If you are planning a trip to Barbados in the near future, you may be wondering what the weather is like and what time of the year is the best to travel to this incredibly beautiful and fun Caribbean island. Here is some important information on Barbados weather to help you plan your trip.
Temperatures In Barbados
Barbados enjoys warm weather all year round. The annual average daily temperature is around 85 degrees Fahrenheit which makes it not too hot and not too cold. In fact, it is rare for the temperature to go over 88 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter, evening temperatures have a tendency to be a bit cooler and average about 73-74 degrees Fahrenheit.
In terms of average sunrise times, during the summer it is around 5:30 a.m. and in the winter at about 6 a.m. The average sunset times during the summer is 6:30 p.m. and during the winter, it’s about 5:30 p.m. You should also note that the country of Barbados does not use daylight savings time (DST).
Escape The Heat
If the weather does feel to warm to you at times, there are plenty of ways to escape the heat with the beautiful beaches and the comfortably cool waters of the ocean, which averages around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Best Times Of The Year To Visit
In order to take full advantage of the finest weather in Barbados, you will want to travel to the island during the months of November through May. If you take into consideration the best hotel rates, lowest airfares and Barbados climate, the very best times to travel are November 15 through December 15 and also April 15 to May 31. The official tourist season in Barbados runs from December 15 through April 14.
Hurricane and Rainy Season
The hurricane season in the Caribbean starts in June and ends in November. The wettest months of the year are September and October. If you are planning a vacation during this time, don’t forget your rain gear! The good news is that is the slow season for Barbados tourism, which makes for an opportunity to score great hotel deals.
What About Hurricanes?
Barbados is situated inside the hurricane belt. However, due to its location, it lies outside of the archipelago and is the most easterly of all of the Caribbean islands. Most of the hurricanes that make it to the Caribbean originate off of Africa’s coast and continue to intensify as they travel across the Atlantic Ocean.
However, this small island has somehow been able to manage to avoid most of the major hurricanes and are actually a rare event. The island has not had to deal with any major hurricanes since 1955 when Hurricane Janet hit.
By the time most hurricanes make it to Barbados, many of them end up being downgraded into tropical storms. Some residual storm weather from hurricanes is experienced on the island, including heavy rain and strong, gusty winds.
One of the best reasons to visit the island is definitely the gorgeous Barbados weather. So come prepared to enjoy your time in the sun and don’t forget your sunscreen.