The best time to visit Puerto Rico is from December through March during the winter dry season – the coolest and least rainy period in Puerto Rico, which is also ouside of the hurricane season.
Temperatures average 25°C (77°F) with a high of 29°C (85°F).
Puerto Rico has a hot and humid tropical climate year-round, with a relatively cool, dry season from December to March, and a hot, humid and rainy season from May to October, with November and April as intermediate months.
Rain falls throughout the year in Puerto Rico, mainly in the form of brief showers or thunderstorms.
Here are the average temperatures recorded in San Juan, the capital, which is located on the north coast of Puerto Rico.
What is the best month to visit Puerto Rico?
December through March are the best months to visit Puerto Rico, since this is the least rainy time of year, with warm, sunny weather, mainly clear skies and good conditions for swimming.
Specifically, December to March is the best time along the south and west coasts of Puerto Rico, while February and March are the best months to along the north and east coasts.
What is the hottest month in Puerto Rico?
The hottest month of the year in Puerto Rico 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 late-May to late-October, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (88°F).
What is the coldest month in Puerto Rico?
The coldest month in Puerto Rico is January, with an average daytime high temperature of 28°C (82°F) and an average low temperature of 22°C (71°F).
The cooler season lasts from early-December to early-March, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).
Which is the sunniest month in Puerto Rico?
The sunniest time of year in Puerto Rico is normally March with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's nine hours of sunshine per day.
When is the sea warmest in Puerto Rico?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Puerto Rico in September when the water temperature averages 29°C (84°F), which is pleasant for swimming.
The sea is warm enough for swimming all year-round in Puerto Rico.
Which month has the most rain in Puerto Rico?
August is usually the wettest month in Puerto Rico with 150mm (6in) of rainfall on average. There are normally 16 days in September with some rain.
The wet season lasts from late-April through November, with a greater than 35% 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 to late-April. The months with the fewest wet days in Puerto Rico are January through April.
Which is the windiest month in Puerto Rico?
The windiest month of the year in Puerto Rico is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12 mph).
The windy part of the year lasts from early-June through August, with average wind speeds of more than 17 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11 mph).
The less-windy time of year lasts from September to early-June. The calmest month of the year in Puerto Rico is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 15 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 10 mph).
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Puerto Rico is from the east throughout the year.
What's the likelihood of a storm in Puerto Rico?
The months of June through November all carry a slight risk of a tropical storm, with the likelihood greatest from August to October, with a 3.5% risk in September.
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High Season: Mid-December to mid-April; Low season: June to November.
Note: Meteorological data for Puerto Rico is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), located 11km (6mi) east of the capital, San Juan. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and 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 Puerto Rico: 14 July, 2023
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