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When is the best time to visit Barbados?

The best time to visit Barbados is between December and June, when the weather is driest. The island has a warm, tropical climate year-round, with temperatures averaging highs of 30°C and humidity levels of 70% to 75%. Thanks to the prevailing trade winds, a cool breeze usually provides a respite from the midday sun and evenings can feel cooler.

Official hurricane season in Barbados is from July to November. The rain usually consists of brief, heavy showers, but there is lots of sunshine during the rest of the day. The risk of hurricanes is very small, as they normally pass to the north. However, they can affect the weather on the island and there are also tropical storms at this time of year.

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The Crop Over Festival in August is a great time to visit, with lots of music, dancing and a real air of celebration.

Hannah, Hidden Beaches Specialist

Barbados Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bridgetown 29°C 70mm 29°C 56mm 30°C 39mm 31°C 51mm 31°C 66mm 31°C 119mm 31°C 141mm 31°C 163mm 31°C 169mm 31°C 182mm 30°C 178mm 29°C 95mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Barbados

Beach, East Coast Barbados

Visiting Barbados in January

January has an average high of 28°C. Although there are rainy days, it is still one of the driest months; with brief, tropical showers giving way to sunshine for the rest of the day. It is a very popular month to travel and we recommend booking well in advance.

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