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Best time to visit British Virgin Islands

The best time to visit the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is from December to early May during the dry season. However, BVI is considered a year-round destination with sunny, clear skies all year round interspersed with brief rain showers.

British Virgin Islands Weather

The islands experience a tropical maritime climate, cooled by gentle trade winds.

The winter dry season, from January to July, averages a high of 29°C (84°F) in the winter months of November to April, with a low of 21°C (70°F). Tropical rain showers are frequent but brief. February and March are the driest months.

The summer wet season, from August to December, averages a high of 31°C (87°F) with a low of 24°C (75°F). Rainfall is variable with heavy but brief downpours; September through November are the wettest months.

Hurricane season runs from June to November.

Seasons

High Season: December to May,
Low season: June to November.

British Virgin Islands – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 25 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 27 27 26 25
Ave High Temp (°C) 28 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 30 29 28
Ave Low Temp (°C) 21 21 21 22 23 24 24 24 24 24 23 22
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 8 8 9 9 8 8 9 9 8 8 7 7
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 74 73 72 73 75 73 72 74 76 77 76 75
UV Index 8 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 7
Days with some Rain 13 10 10 10 13 13 15 15 15 16 15 14
Ave Rainfall (mm) 68 48 51 59 106 74 85 111 144 147 132 79
Sea Temp (°C) 26 26 26 26 27 28 28 28 29 29 28 27
(Road Town, Tortola, BVI) 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).


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Latest update: Best time to visit British Virgin Islands: 18 November, 2018


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