The best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda is in February and March – the driest months of the year.
However, anytime during the dry season from December to mid-April is good, with temperatures averaging a high of 28°C (82°F) and a low of 22°C (71°F).
Generally drier than most Caribbean islands, Antigua enjoys a pleasant tropical climate with sunny skies, low humidity and cooling trade winds.
The weather in Antigua and Barbuda is tropical, hot and humid year-round, with a relatively cooler, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid, and wet season from mid-June to mid-November.
The official hurricane season lasts from June to November, when there is the danger of tropical storms and hurricanes, with greater probability from August to October. However, satellite forecasts give sufficient warning so that precautions can be taken.
Here are the average temperatures of St. John's, the capital, located on the island of Antigua.
What is the best month to visit Antigua?
February and March are the best months to visit Antigua, since these are the driest months of the year, with hot, sunny weather, clear blue skies and good conditions for swimming.
However, anytime during the dry season from December through April is good.
Which is the hottest month in Antigua and Barbuda?
The hottest month in Antigua and Barbuda is usually August, with an average high of 31°C (87°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 25°C (77°F).
The hot season lasts from mid-June to mid-October, with an average daily high temperature above 30°C (86°F).
Which is the coldest month in Antigua and Barbuda?
The coldest month in Antigua and Barbuda is February, with an average high temperature of 28°C (82°F) and an average low temperature of 22°C (71°F).
The cooler season lasts from mid-December through March, with an average daily high temperature below 28°C (82°F).
Which is the sunniest month in Antigua and Barbuda?
The sunniest month of the year in Antigua and Barbuda is usually January, with eight hours of bright sunshine per day: that's an average of 67% of daylight hours.
When is the sea warmest in Antigua and Barbuda?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Antigua and Barbuda in September when the water temperature averages 29°C (84°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.
The sea in Antigua and Barbuda is warm enough for swimming year-round.
Which month has the most rain in Antigua and Barbuda?
October is usually the wettest month in Antigua and Barbuda with 140mm (5in) of rainfall on average. There are normally 13 days in October with some rainfall.
The wet season lasts from mid-May through November, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day, although rainfall is often limited to periodic showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon or evening.
The dry season lasts from December through to mid-May. The month with the least rain in Antigua and Barbuda is March.
Which is the windiest month in Antigua and Barbuda?
The windiest month of the year in Antigua and Barbuda is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 27 kilometres per hour (14 knots; 16mph).
The windy part of the year lasts from late-May to late-August, with average wind speeds of more than 23 kilometres per hour (12 knots; 14mph).
The less-windy time of year lasts from late-August to late-May. The calmest month of the year in Antigua and Barbuda is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13mph).
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Antigua and Barbuda is from the east throughout the year.
Is there a risk of a tropical storm in Antigua and Barbuda?
The likelihood of a tropical storm in Antigua and Barbuda is greatest during the wet season with a risk of around 4% in September.
June through November marks the official hurricane season in the West Indies.
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High Season: Antigua is a year-round destination. The high season runs from mid-December to mid-April, when you can expect the highest hotel prices.
Low season: In summer, from mid-April to mid-December, most hotels slash their winter rates by up to 50 per cent.
Note: Meteorological data for Antigua is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services at the closest weather station, V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU), located 8km (5mi) northeast of the capital, St John's. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Best time to visit Antigua: 16 July, 2023
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