Best time to visit Aruba

The best time to visit Aruba is from mid-February through May, when the weather is hot and sunny, with little to no rainfall.

However, with a hot climate and low to moderate rainfall, 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 brief showers.

What is the best month to visit Aruba?
February through May are the best months to visit Aruba – the weather is hot and sunny, with clear blue skies, little to no rainfall and pleasantly warm sea water, which is perfect for swimming.

Aruba is considered a year-round destination: mid-December to mid-April is Aruba's peak tourist season when you can expect more crowds and higher prices.

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.

What is the humidity in Aruba?
Aruba experiences little seasonal variation in perceived humidity. Humidity levels remain fairly constant throughout the year, with average relative humidity calculated between 75% - 78% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Aruba?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The average annual dew point in Aruba is 24°C (75°F), and varies over the course of the year from muggy at 22°C (71°F) to unpleasantly muggy and oppressive at 25°C (77°F). 

Typically, it's muggy and humid all year round in Aruba.

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 very pleasant for swimming.

The sea in Aruba and is warm enough for swimming year-round.

Which month has the most rain in Aruba?
November is usually the wettest month in Aruba with 85mm (3in) 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.

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; 20mph).

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; 18mph).

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;15mph).

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 Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
30 30 31 32 32 32 32 33 33 32 31 30
Average low temperature (°C)
24 24 25 26 26 26 26 27 27 26 26 25
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
8 8 8 8 8 9 10 9 9 8 8 7
Average daily daylight (hrs)
11 11 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 11 11
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
31 28 31 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 30 31
Average dew point temperature (°C)
23 22 23 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 24 23
Average relative humidity (%)
77 75 75 75 77 77 77 75 75 77 78 77
UV Index (max)
10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 9
Average days of rainfall (≤1mm)
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 sea temperature (°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

Aruba weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Aruba is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station, Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), also known as Aruba Airport, located less than 2km south of the capital, Oranjestad. Additional climate data is sourced from 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 Aruba: 24 March, 2024

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