Best time to visit Aruba

The best time to visit Aruba is during the dry season from late-December to late-March. However, anytime is good to visit Aruba.


Aruba weather

Aruba experiences a tropical semi-arid climate with little rainfall and a long dry season from January to September. It's hot and muggy year-round, with daytime temperatures averaging 29°C (84°F) throughout the year; but trade winds generally temper the heat.

The heaviest rainfall is in October, November and December, but this usually amounts to little more than a few showers.


Which is the hottest month in Aruba?
The hottest month in Aruba is usually September, with an average high of 33°C (91°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 27°C (80°F).

The hot season lasts from late-July to mid-October, with an average daily high temperature above 32°C (89°F).

Which is the coldest month in Aruba?
The coldest month in Aruba is January, with an average high temperature of 30°C (86°F) and an average low temperature of 24°C (75°F).

The cooler season lasts from early-December to early-March, with an average daily high temperature below 30°C (86°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Aruba?
The sunniest month of the year in Aruba is usually August, with nine hours of bright sunshine per day: that's an average of 75% of daylight hours.

Which month has the most rain in Aruba?
November is usually the wettest month in Aruba with 85mm of rainfall on average. There are normally 10 days in November with some rainfall.

The wet season lasts from mid-September through December, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day, although rainfall is often limited to periodic showers in the late afternoon or evening.

The dry season lasts from January through to mid-September. The month with the least rain in Aruba is March.

When is the sea warmest in Aruba?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Aruba in September when the water temperature reaches 29°C (84°F).

Which is the windiest month in Aruba?
The windiest month of the year in Aruba is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 34 kilometres per hour (18 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-December to late-August, with average wind speeds of more than 29 kilometres per hour (16 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from late-August to early-December. The calmest month of the year in Aruba is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 25 kilometres per hour (13 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Aruba is from the east throughout the year.

Is there a risk of a tropical storm in Aruba?
Aruba is located at the southern edge of the hurricane belt, where hurricanes are rare at these latitudes.


Aruba – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
30 30 31 32 32 32 32 33 33 32 31 30
Average daily min temp (°C)
24 24 25 26 26 26 26 27 27 26 26 25
Daily hours of sunshine
8 8 8 8 8 9 10 9 9 8 8 7
Daily hours of daylight
11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11
Comfort level
High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat icon High heat icon High heat icon High heat icon High heat icon High heat icon High heat icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon
Average relative humidity (%)
80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
UV Index (max)
10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 9
Number of days with some rainfall
11 4 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 7 10 11
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
45 20 10 9 14 15 30 20 45 75 85 80
Average wind speed (km/h)
32 33 32 32 32 34 33 30 27 25 26 30
Average daily sea temp (°C)
26 26 26 27 27 28 27 28 29 29 28 27
Oranjestad, Aruba

Holiday seasons

High Season: Aruba is a year-round destination. High season runs from mid-December to mid-April, when you can expect higher hotel prices.

Low season: Mid-April to November


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


Latest update: Best time to visit Aruba: 1 July, 2022



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