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Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico. Author Joe King (jking89). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico. Author Joe King (jking89)

Puerto Rico climate: when to go to Puerto Rico

The island of Puerto Rico enjoys a warm and humid tropical climate, with average annual temperatures of 26°C and with rain well distributed throughout the year. The wet period coincides with the months ranging from May to October, the wettest month is August. The driest months are between January and April.

Because of the influences coming from the Atlantic Ocean will have different weather conditions on the two sides of the island. The northern coast is the most rainy of the island with 1,800 – 2,000 mm per year, while the south coast has an annual average rainfall of 1,000 mm, and the south-west is even more dry, here we have an average of about 400 mm of precipitation per year. In absolute mountains of interior receive more rainfall, between 3,000 and 4,000 mm annually. The hurricanes can arrive on the island between August and November.

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Author Jorge Lascar. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Author Jorge Lascar

The temperatures are mild enough, typically have a mean maximum temperatures ranging between 29 ° C and 27 ° C throughout the year, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 21 ° C and 24 ° C.

The sea water temperature varies between 26 ° C during the months of January to March at 29 ° C in September and October.

WHEN TO GO TO PUERTO RICO

The best period for a visit of Puerto Rico is the relatively dry season between November and May.

PUERTO RICO CLIMATIC TABLES

SAN JUAN (3 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 22,2 28,4 95,5  17,6
February 22,2 28,7 60,7  13,9
March 22,7 29,4 49,5  12,2
April 23,6 30,1 118,9  13,3
May 24,6 30,8 149,9  15,7
June 25,4 31,6 112,0  14,4
July 25,6 31,5 128,8  18,6
August 25,7 31,8 138,7  18,5
September 25,4 31,8 146,6  17,4
October 24,9 31,3 142,0  17,7
November 24,0 29,9 161,3  19,6
December 23,0 28,8 127,5  19,6
YEAR 24,1 30,3 1431,3  198,5

SAN JUAN
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 26
February 26
March 26
April 27
May 27
June 28
July 28
August 28
September 29
October 29
November 28
December 27

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