The climate of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is the most southerly situated country in the
Caribbean. The country consists of two islands: Trinidad and the
smaller Tobago. Based on its geographical location Trinidad should
actually be a part of South America because of the very small distance
(about 10 kilometers) from Venezuela. Based on the history and the
characteristics of Trinidad and Tobago the country is a part of the
Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago has a tropical monsoon climate with a
dry season from January till May and a rainy season from June till
December. Trinidad gets about 2,110 millimeters of annual
precipitation. The smaller island of Tobago is slightly wetter with
2,500 millimeters of annual precipitation. The Northern Range, a hilly
area in the northern part of Trinidad is much wetter than the rest of
the island with 3,800 millimeters of annual precipitation.
Climate information of places and areas in Trinidad and Tobago
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 Trinidad and Tobago the following climate
information is available:
Maximum temperatures are between 30-32 degrees Celsius (86.0-89.6
degrees Fahrenheit). Minimum temperatures are 20-25 degrees Celsius
(68.0-77.0 degrees Fahrenheit) which is reached at the end of the
night, just before sunset. Because of high humidity figures (83%-87%
on average) it often feels warmer than it actually is. Especially in
the interior where there is hardly any wind it may feel very muggy.
The Highest temperatures can be recorded in the southern part of
Trinidad where daytime temperatures of 34-35 degrees Celsius
(93.2-95.0 degrees Fahrenheit) are not uncommon.
Trinidad and Tobago are situated just outside the zone where
hurricanes and tropical depressions pass. However, there is a small
risk the islands get hit by a heavy tropical storm or even a
hurricane. Tobago got hit by hurricane Flora in 1963 which seriously
damaged the island. Trinidad got hit by tropical storm Alma in 1974.
However, the risk of a tropical storm hitting Trinidad and Tobago is
much smaller than in other Caribbean islands. The risk of a hurricane
is quite small as well.
Throughout the Trinidad and Tobago several climate figures and
temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital
Port of Spain and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For
climate figures for other places and regions in Trinidad and Tobago
please, visit the individual climate pages.
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 figures below are for the capital Port of
Spain. For climate figures on specific regions and places please,
visit the individual climate pages of Trinidad and Tobago
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.