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Best time to visit Antigua

The best time to visit Antigua is anytime: Antigua boasts a year round average of 29°C (84°F) with a low of 24°C (76°F).

Antigua Weather

For the best weather visit from December to June, when there is little rainfall and humidity is at its lowest.

Generally drier than most Caribbean islands, Antigua enjoys a pleasant tropical climate with sunny skies, low humidity and cooling trade winds. Antigua experiences mild humidity.

Winter, from December to March, sees an average temperature of 25°C (73°F), with a high of 28°C (82°F) and a low of 22°C (71°F) in January.

Summer, from May to October and known locally as the hot season, sees an average high of 28°C (82°F) and a low of 25°C (77°F), with a high of 30°C (86°F) from August to October.

July to October sees the most rainfall with brief rain showers. The official hurricane season lasts from June to November.

Seasons

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.

Antigua – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 25 25 25 26 27 28 28 28 28 27 26 25
Ave High Temp (°C) 27 27 27 28 29 30 30 30 29 29 28 27
Ave Low Temp (°C) 22 22 23 23 24 26 25 25 25 24 24 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 7 9 8 8 8 8 7 5 6 6 6 8
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 80 80 75 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
UV Index 8 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 8
Days with some Rain 17 13 13 11 13 13 15 16 15 16 17 17
Ave Rainfall (mm) 30 20 30 30 60 70 80 80 90 110 90 50
Sea Temp (°C) 26 26 26 26 27 28 28 28 29 28 28 27
(Saint John's, Antigua) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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Latest update: Best time to visit Antigua: 18 November, 2018


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