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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.

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Month-by-month guide to travelling in Barbados

East Coast Barbados

Visiting Barbados in May

May can be a great time to travel as prices are lower, and while there is a little more rain, it is still usually drier than in January, with plenty of sunshine.

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