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Best time to visit The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a year-round destination. For the best weather, visit the Bahamas during winter (from November to May) when temperatures average a balmy 24°C (75°F) with fairly constant and cooling easterly trade winds.

Bahamas Weather

Temperatures average 28°C (82°F) during the rest of the year, with the temperature dropping about 5°C after dark.

Summer, from June to October, is the hot, rainy season, although the rain is often limited to periodic showers. Temperatures average 28°C (82°F) but can climb to 32°C (90°F).

Although hurricanes are infrequent around the Bahamas, June through November marks the official Atlantic hurricane season.

The northern and more western islands of Grand Bahama Island, Great Abaco, Andros and Eleuthera are slightly cooler than the southern islands.

Seasons

High season: From mid-December to mid-April hotel prices are at there highest and you should book well in advance. March and April are best avoided as this coincides with the spring-break for US college kids.

Low season: Lasts approximately from mid-April to mid-December and offers huge discounts (up to 60 per cent) on hotel rooms.

Bahamas – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 21 21 22 23 25 27 28 28 28 26 25 22
Ave High Temp (°C) 25 25 26 27 28 30 31 31 31 29 27 25
Ave Low Temp (°C) 17 18 18 20 22 24 25 25 24 23 21 18
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 7
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort Level Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon
Ave Humidity (%) 80 75 75 75 75 80 75 80 80 80 75 80
UV Index 6 8 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 6 5
Days with some Rain 7 6 7 6 10 11 12 13 13 11 7 6
Ave Rainfall (mm) 40 40 40 60 130 170 150 170 180 170 70 40
Sea Temp (°C) 25 24 24 25 26 28 29 29 29 28 27 26
(Nassau, Bahamas) 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), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bahamas Meteorology Department.

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


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