The climate of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are centrally located in the Leeward Islands in
the Caribbean. The country consists of the islands of
and Redonda. The latter actually is an uninhabited rock with a surface
of over 1 square kilometer. Antigua and Barbuda have a tropical
savannah climate (type Aw according to the Köppen climate
classification) with tropical temperatures all year round; two seasons
and an average precipitation figure of 1000 millimeters per year. The
dry season is from the second part of January till June. During the
wet season the number of showers increase and showers may last
Climate information of places and areas in Antigua and Barbuda
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Antigua and Barbuda the following climate
information is available:
The weather on Antigua and Barbuda is pleasant for most visitors. It
is always warm here without getting too hot. In comparison to other
Caribbean countries Antigua and Barbuda get more hours of sunshine and
humidity figures are relatively low for a tropical climate. This gives
you a less clammy feel.
Hurricanes and wind
Just like in all of the Caribbean the wind almost always comes from a
north easterly direction. These trade winds blow continuously along
the eastern coastal areas. During some seasons the wind veers a little
and blows from a south easterly direction. This was the case from
1999-2003. The wind blows with an average speed of 20 kilometers per
hour. In June, July and August the highest wind speeds can be recorded
(22-25 km/h) In October and November the wind eases off. The hurricane
season is from the end of June till the start of December. During this
period Antigua and Barbuda run the risk of getting hit by a hurricane
or tropical storm. Hurricane activity in the vicinity may cause the
wind to increase with heavy rain and tidal waves along the coast.
Throughout Antigua and Barbuda several climate zones and
temperatures can be found. The data in the table below are an average
for the capital of Saint John’s and can be seen as an average for the
entire country. Please visit the individual pages for climate
information on other places and regions in Antigua and Barbuda.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The information below is an average for Saint
John's. Please visit the pages on individual climate information for
other places in Antigua and Barbuda.
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. “More climate info” is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, it’s up to the reader to use it to it’s benefit.