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Best time to visit Barbados

The best time to visit Barbados is during the dry season from December to May.

Barbados Weather

Barbados experiences a moderate tropical climate, with a wet season and a dry season.

You can expect sunny skies and warm weather year round, with average temperatures ranging between 24°C (75°F) and 29°C (85°F), usually accompanied by northeast trade winds.

The dry season, from December to May, averages a high of 28°C (82°F) and an average low of 23°C (73°F) with low humidity. Brief rain showers fall during December, January and May.

The wet season, from June to November, averages a high of 30°C (86°F) and an average low of 25°C (77°F) with high humidity. The wettest months are September, October and November.

Sea temperature averages 26°C (78°F) In February and March rising to 28°C (84°F) from May to December.

Barbados lies outside the hurricane belt.

Seasons

High season: December to June

Low season: July to November.

Barbados – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 26
Ave High Temp (°C) 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 30 30 29 28 28
Ave Low Temp (°C) 23 23 23 24 25 26 25 25 25 25 25 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 9 9 10 9 9 9 8 9 9 8 8 9
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 81 81 81 82 83 83 84 85 86 87 86 83
UV Index 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 9
Days with some Rain 13 8 8 7 9 14 18 16 15 15 16 14
Ave Rainfall (mm) 60 40 30 50 50 80 120 140 140 170 140 90
Sea Temp (°C) 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
(Bridgetown, Barbados) 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 Barbados Meteorological Services.


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


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