Best time to visit Trinidad

The best time to visit Trinidad is from January to April, during the cooler, winter dry season, when the average temperature sits around 27°C (80°F).

Trinidad is considered a year-round holiday destination and sits just outside the hurricane belt.

Trinidad and Tobago weather

Trinidad and Tobago experience a hot and humid year-round tropical climate with a slightly cooler season from December to February; a dry season from February to April; and a hot and wet season from June to December.

The trade winds blow year-round, reducing the sensation of heat, usually from the north-east, although in the hot period they can blow from the east or the south-east.

Here is the average precipitation in Port of Spain on Trinidad.

What is the best month to visit Trinidad?
February, March and April are the best months to visit Trinidad, since this is the driest time of year, with hot, sunny weather, mainly clear skies and good conditions for swimming.

What is the hottest month in Trinidad?
The hottest month of the year in Trinidad is May, with an average high of 33°C (91°F) with high heat and humidity, and low of 24°C (75°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-August to late-October, with an average daily high temperature above 32°C (89°F).

What is the coldest month in Trinidad?
The coldest month in Trinidad is January, with an average daytime high temperature of 31°C (87°F) and an average low temperature of 22°C (71°F).

The cooler season lasts from early-December to mid-February, with an average daily high temperature below 31°C (87°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Trinidad?
The sunniest time of year in Trinidad is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 68% of daylight hours; that's eight hours of sunshine per day.

What is the humidity in Trinidad?
Tobago experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 75% – 84% over the course of the year. Typically, it's humid all year round.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Trinidad?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The average annual dew point in Trinidad is 23°C (73°F), and varies over the course of the year from humid at 21°C (70°F) to muggy at 24°C (75°F).

When is the sea warmest in Trinidad?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Trinidad in September and October when the water temperature averages 29°C (84°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The sea in Trinidad and Tobago is warm enough to swim in throughout the year.

Which month has the most rain in Trinidad?
August is usually the wettest month in Trinidad with 212mm (8in) of rainfall on average distributed across 14 days. Rainfall is abundant year-round, especially from June through August.

The wet season lasts from mid-May to mid-December, with a greater than 28% chance of any given day being a wet day. Downpours are usually followed by hot and sunny weather.

The drier season lasts from late-December to mid-May. The driest months are February, March and April.

Which is the windiest month in Trinidad?
The windiest month of the year in Trinidad is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 26 kilometres per hour (14 knots; 16mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-December to mid-July, with average wind speeds of more than 22 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from mid-July to early-December. The calmest month of the year in Trinidad is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 18 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11mph).

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

What's the likelihood of a storm in Trinidad?
Trinidad & Tobago sit just outside the hurricane belt. July through October carry a slight risk of a tropical storm, with the likelihood greatest in September at less than 2%.

Trinidad Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
31 31 32 33 33 32 32 33 33 33 32 31
Average low temperature (°C)
22 22 22 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
8 8 8 8 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7
Average daily daylight (hrs)
12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12
Comfort level – heat
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Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
30 28 30 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 30 31
Average dew point temperature (°C)
22 21 21 22 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 23
Average relative humidity (%)
80 77 75 75 78 82 82 82 82 83 84 82
UV Index (max)
10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 9
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
5 2 2 4 8 14 15 14 12 12 12 10
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
67 45 36 42 99 208 193 212 143 161 168 131
Average wind speed (km/h)
25 26 26 26 26 25 22 19 18 19 20 23
Average sea temperature (°C)
27 26 27 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Holiday seasons

High season: January to March, especially during Carnival week in February; Shoulder season: October to December, and April to June; Low season: June to September.

Source: Meteorological data for Trinidad is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1992 to 2021 from the closest weather station at Piarco International Airport (POS), located 23km (14mi) southeast of the capital, Port-of-Spain. Additional climate data is sourced from 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.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Trinidad: 16 May, 2024

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