Best time to visit US Virgin Islands

The best time to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands is anytime from early-December to mid-April, with the driest weather during the months of January, February and March.

You can expect an average hightemperature of 29°C (84°F) and a low of 23°C (73°F).


U.S. Virgin Islands weather

The U.S. Virgin Islands has a hot tropical climate year-round, with a relatively cooler period from December to March, with average highs around 29°C (84°F), and a hot and sultry period from May to October, with highs around 32°C (90°F), during which the high heat is tempered by easterly trade winds.

On the northernmost islands (Saint John and Saint Thomas), the relatively dry season runs from December to April, while on the island of Saint Croix, located more to the south, it runs from January to April.

You can expect rainfall throughout the year in U.S. Virgin Islands. The months with the least rainfall are January through March.

Here are the average temperatures in Charlotte Amalie, the capital of St Thomas.

Which is the hottest month in US Virgin Islands?
The hottest time of year in the US Virgin Islands is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C (89°F) with high heat and humidity, and a low of 26°C (78°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-June to mid-October, with an average daily high temperature above 31°C (88°F).

Which is the coldest month in the US Virgin Islands?
The coldest month of the year in the US Virgin Islands is January, with an average high of 29°C (84°F) and low of 23°C (73°F).

The cool season lasts from mid-December through March, with an average daily high temperature below 29°C (84°F).

Which is the sunniest month in the US Virgin Islands?
The sunniest time of year in the US Virgin Islands is usually March and April, with bright sunshine on average for 73% of daylight hours; that's nine hours of sunshine per day.

Which month has the most rain in the US Virgin Islands?
October is usually the wettest month in the US Virgin Islands with 155mm of rainfall on average. There are normally 14 days in October with some rain.

The wet season lasts from early-May through November, with a greater than 24% chance of any given day being a wet day. The months with the most rainfall are September, October and November. Downpours are usually followed by hot and sunny weather.

December can still be a rainy month, especially on the southern island of Saint Croix.

The drier season lasts from early-December through April. The month with the fewest wet days in the US Virgin Islands is March.

When is the sea warmest in the US Virgin Islands?
The sea is usually at its warmest in the US Virgin Islands in August when the water temperature reaches 30°C (86°F).

What are the windiest months in the US Virgin Islands?
The windiest month in the US Virgin Islands is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 25 kilometres per hour (13 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-June through August, with average wind speeds of more than 22 kilometres per hour (11.9 knots).

The calmer time of year lasts from September through May. The month with the least amount of wind month of the year in the US Virgin Islands is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 19 kilometres per hour (10 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in the US Virgin Islands is from the east throughout the year.

Is there a risk of a tropical storm in the US Virgin Islands?
The likelihood of a tropical storm in the US Virgin Islands is greatest during the hurricane season with a risk of 3.7% in September. The hurricane season lasts from June to early November.


US Virgin Islands – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
29 29 29 29 30 31 32 32 32 31 30 29
Average daily min temp (°C)
23 23 23 24 25 26 26 26 26 25 25 24
Daily hours of sunshine
8 8 9 9 8 8 9 9 8 8 7 7
Daily hours of daylight
11 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 11
Comfort level
Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidityicon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Average relative humidity (%)
74 73 72 72 75 73 72 74 76 77 76 75
UV Index (max)
8 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7
Number of days with some rainfall
10 8 7 8 10 8 9 12 13 14 13 12
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
50 35 35 70 80 70 65 95 140 155 140 70
Average wind speed (km/h)
24 24 22 21 21 24 25 23 20 20 22 24
Average daily sea temp (°C)
26 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Holiday seasons

High Season: Mid-December to mid-April; Low season: Mid-April to mid-November when many hotels slash prices by as much as 50 per cent.


Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Latest update: Best time to visit US Virgin Islands: 9 July, 2022



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