Barbados is nestled just north of the equator in what is known as the tropics. Therefore, this little island paradise has a climate blessed with a beautiful weather combination – bright sunshine and cool breezes virtually all year round.
The climate in Barbados is considered to be moderately tropical, and you’ll find temperatures reasonably constant, typically range between 80-86 degrees Fahrenheit (27-30 degrees Celsius) and 70-76% humidity for most of the year.
The moderately high daytime temperatures are balanced by refreshing, cooler nights thanks to Tradewinds coming in off the Atlantic Ocean, just to the north/north-east of the island. There are slightly lower temperatures at higher points of the island and these areas also typically tend to feel more breezy than the other geographically lower regions.
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Changing of the Seasons
Because Barbados is so close to the equator, there are not four distinct seasons. Instead, there is a wet and a dry season.
From around December to May is considered the dry season in Barbados, and also the ‘winter’ period.
The high season for tourism is also from around mid-December to mid-April, so it coincides with the sunniest and driest (yet not the hottest) weather in Barbados, as well the summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
The wet season in Barbados also brings with it the Caribbean hurricane season. The rain comes in quick bursts of showers, and more widespread rainfall tends to settle in over the night and early hours of the morning. Never fear, it’s generally a welcome relief from the hot and humid weather that is typical for that time of year.
The hurricane/wet season begins in June and runs until November, the ‘summer’ months for the island. It is worth noting that September and October tend to be the most humid months in Barbados, also when there is the highest risk of hurricanes.
The Good News
The good news is Barbados usually escapes the wrath of the severe tropical storms and hurricanes blowing through the Eastern Caribbean. The island hasn’t experienced any significant hurricanes since Hurricane Janet in 1955.
In fact, because Barbados lies just south of the central hurricane belt, the storms and significant weather systems that move across the Caribbean tend to jump right above or below Barbados, missing the island entirely. Nevertheless, we do still get hit with mild tropical storms. However, these tend only to bring moderate winds and rainfall during the wet season.
Although the wet and hurricane seasons are ‘off’ season for tourism, rain, wind, hail or shine, Barbados remains the gem of the Caribbean and welcomes visitors to its shores all year long!
For more information, check out the Barbados Weather website www.barbadosweather.org, phone (246) 428-7101 or email Meteorology@Barbadosweather.org.
What’s The Weather Like Now?
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By: Brett Callaghan