The climate of Barbados
The island-state of Barbados is a popular holiday destination in the
Caribbean. The tropical climate in combination with the beautiful
beaches attracts a lot of tourists. All along the south coast and the
west coast magnificent beaches and beautiful resorts can be found for
unforgettable holidays. According to the Köppen-Geiger climate
classification Barbados has a tropical monsoon climate (type Am).
Barbados has a wet season (rainy season or monsoon) and a dry season.
The wet season lasts from June to December. During this period about
80% of the annual precipitation falls.
Climate information of places and areas in Barbados
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 Barbados the following climate
information is available:
The maximum temperature is between 27 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees
Celsius the whole year around. The differences in temperature are
mainly determined by your location on the island and the month you are
in. During the end of December and the beginning of January
temperatures are lowest with 28 degrees Celsius on average. During the
summer it’s a bit warmer with 31 degrees Celsius on average. The north
east trade wind makes for an ever windy north east coast. On the more
popular south west coast the cooling influence of the wind is less.
Temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius are rare because of the cooling
effect of the sea water. The warmest temperatures are measured inland
just like the coldest temperatures. Temperatures can go just below 20
degrees Celsius here. The lowest temperatures on the coast are between
21 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius the whole year around.
Because of the north east trade wind air continually comes from the
north east. During the hurricane season which lasts from July to
December Barbados is in an area that is susceptible hurricanes and
tropical depressions. For some reason hurricanes almost always follow
a path that leaves Barbados unharmed. Barbados only gets hit by a
hurricane a few times a century. During the hurricane season chances
of cloudy and rough weather are higher though.
Several climate figures and temperatures are available for
Barbados. The figures in the table below are figures for the capital
Bridgetown and can be seen as an average for the entire country.
Please visit the pages on individual climate information for other
places in Barbados.
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
Bridgetown. Please visit the pages on individual climate information
for other places in Barbados.
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.