Best time to visit Barbados

The best time to visit Barbados is between January and April during the winter dry season when the days are filled with bright sunshine, little rainfall and an average temperature of 26°C (78°F).


Barbados weather

Barbados has hot and humid tropical weather year-round. It's slightly cooler and more pleasant from December to April, and more hot and muggy from May to October.

What is the hottest month in Barbados?
The hottest month of the year in Barbados is August, with an average high of 31°C (87°F) with high heat and humidity, and low of 25°C (77°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-May to late-October, with an average daily high temperature above 30°C (86°F).

What is the coldest month in Barbados?
The coldest month in Barbados is February, with an average daytime high temperature of 29°C (84°F) and an average night-time temperature of 23°C (73°F).

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

Which is the sunniest month in Barbados?
The sunniest time of year in Barbados is normally January with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's nine hours of sunshine per day.

Which month has the most rain in Barbados?
October is usually the wettest month in Barbados with 180mm on average. There are normally 15 days in October with some rain.

The wet season lasts from early-June to early-December, with a greater than 17% chance of any given day being a wet day. Downpours are usually followed by hot and sunny weather.

The drier season lasts from early-December through May. The month with the fewest wet days in Barbados is February.

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

Which is the windiest month in Barbados?
The windiest month of the year in Barbados is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 28 kilometres per hour (15 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-November to early-August, with average wind speeds of more than 24 kilometres per hour (13 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-August to late-November. The calmest month of the year in Barbados is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (10 knots).

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

What's the likelihood of a storm in Barbados?
The months of July through October all carry a slight risk of a tropical storm, with the likelihood greatest in September at 2.9%.


Barbados – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
29 29 29 30 30 30 30 31 31 31 30 29
Average daily min temp (°C)
23 23 23 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24
Daily hours of sunshine
9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 8
Daily hours of daylight
11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
77 76 75 76 77 79 81 81 81 82 82 79
UV Index (max)
10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 9
Number of days with some rainfall
11 9 8 8 8 11 15 16 13 15 14 11
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
70 40 40 60 75 100 120 150 165 180 175 90
Average wind speed (km/h)
28 28 26 25 26 28 26 23 20 21 24 26
Average daily sea temp (°C)
27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 28 28
Bridgetown, Barbados

Holiday seasons

High season: December to June

Low season: July to November.


Note: Monthly weather averages – meteorological data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Barbados Meteorological Services.


Latest update: Best time to visit Barbados: 30 June, 2022



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