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The Narrows, Saint Kitts and Nevis

When is the best time to visit Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Saint Kitts and Nevis enjoys a hot, tropical climate all year round. Temperatures average highs of around 28°C (82°F). The driest months are usually February to May while July to November is the wettest period. However, when the rain does come it’s usually brief and the average hours of sunshine are pretty consistent throughout the year. June to November is also the official hurricane season, although storms only usually hit during September or October. The last hurricane to affect the islands was Hurricane Earl in 2010 which caused flooding and power shortages.

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Nevis’ Culturama Festival at the end of July/beginning of August commemorates the emancipation of the slaves with a 12 day celebration of Nevis arts and culture with music, dance, pageants and parades.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Nevis 27°C 105mm 28°C 61mm 28°C 60mm 29°C 74mm 30°C 97mm 30°C 93mm 30°C 132mm 30°C 154mm 31°C 153mm 30°C 140mm 29°C 141mm 28°C 102mm
Saint Kitts 28°C 79mm 28°C 42mm 29°C 36mm 29°C 62mm 30°C 88mm 31°C 77mm 31°C 91mm 31°C 118mm 31°C 139mm 31°C 116mm 30°C 124mm 29°C 89mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Botanical Gardens, Nevis

Visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis in June - November

The quietest time to visit, attractive offers make prices a fraction of those offered during the high season. Rainfall is at its highest, peaking in October. This usually consists of relatively short but heavy tropical showers. However, there are still plenty of sunshine hours, peaceful beaches and the islands become more lush with rich green vegetation and beautiful tropical flowers. The official hurricane season falls between July and November, and although the risk of hurricanes is very small, you might encounter tropical storms.

Events & Festivals

  • Emancipation day, at the beginning of August marks the emancipation of slaves across the Caribbean. A long weekend of festivities, including "street jamming", beauty pageants and calypso parades occurs on both islands.
  • National Heroes day honours individuals who have made significant contributions to society. A public holiday, it culminates in a popular concert on Saint Kitts.

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